Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy has stated that he will issue a subpoena for Hunter Biden as part of the probe into President Joe Biden and his son.
“Hunter Biden will get subpoenaed, but when is the appropriate time? Do you do it because television wants it?” McCarthy said during an interview on Fox News’s Sunday Morning Futures with host Maria Bartiromo, as The Washington Examiner reported.
McCarthy stated that it was not his responsibility to serve any subpoenas on the younger Biden or anybody else involved in the probe. He explained that he lets "committees do their work."
The impeachment investigation on the president was officially opened last week after it was declared by the Speaker of the House.
The Republican chairmen of the House Ways and Means Committee, the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, and the House Judiciary Committee have banded together to investigate the problem.
McCarthy made the decision to investigate the claims linked to business dealings by the younger Biden and to see whether or not the younger Biden's father was involved in any way in the business dealings with foreign countries.
Despite McCarthy's repeated assurances that he wouldn't break his promise and launch the formal inquiry without a vote on the House floor, that's exactly what happened.
The move was interpreted as an attempt to rally Republicans who have been vociferous in their demand for a more official probe into the president as part of their discussions to assist McCarthy in securing the speakership.
Before requesting that Hunter Biden testify in front of Congress, McCarthy stated that he desired additional proof to be gathered on the topic first.
“I think we should have the bank statements to actually know where did the money go, so you would know the questions to ask Hunter Biden,” McCarthy said.
“The one thing the American public has to understand is there’s a strategy behind everything. We only follow facts," he added.
This comes on the heels of six Biden administration officials being subpoenas by House Oversight Committee chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) due to allegations the Secret Service warned the Biden administration transition team about a planned Hunter Biden tax probe interview, as The Epoch Times reported.
Comer announced on September 5 that he had sent letters and subpoenas to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle as the Oversight Committee investigates whether the Department of Justice (DOJ) engaged in misconduct during the Hunter Biden criminal investigation.
The six subpoenas, one to Mayorkas for documents and five for depositions of Secret Service and DHS officials, include allegations that DHS employees prevented the Secret Service from sending information to Congress about the DOJ's alleged misconduct in the Hunter Biden investigation.