Republican Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) sent a letter on Wednesday to President Joe Biden regarding his son, Hunter Biden, with questions about his minority stake in a Chinese private equity firm 100 days into Biden’s term, according to a report from the Daily Caller.
The letter references BHR Partners, a Chinese company in which Hunter Biden holds a 10 percent equity stake, according to the outlet.
“I write regarding reports of potential conflicts of interest with members of your family and foreign investments that could result in undue influence on U.S. government policy or officials,” the letter state.
“As President of the United States, it is critical to avoid any appearance of conflict of interests with foreign governments, particularly adversaries such as the People’s Republic of China,” Daines continued.
“As you know, in December you stated: ‘My son, my family will not be involved in any business, any enterprise, that is in conflict with or appears to be in conflict, with the appropriate distance from, the presidency and government.’ Despite this pledge, recent reports have shown that Hunter Biden has maintained investments in BHR Partners, which is owned in part by the Bank of China,” he continued.
“I am concerned that these investments run contrary to your pledge and could result in undue influence on the U.S. government. I urge you to ensure your family is fully divested from such firms and honor the commitments you have made to mitigate any risk or appearance of conflicts of interest,” Daines concluded.
Daines previously noted he would reject disputed Electoral College votes in certain states regarding then-President-elect Biden on Jan. 2, according to the Montana Free Press.
The full letter is available at the Daily Caller.