Speak­er John­son Fires Back At Hunter Biden Over Pub­lic Tes­ti­mo­ny Offer

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Speaker Johnson Fires Back At Hunter Biden Over Public Testimony Offer

House Speak­er Mike John­son (R‑LA) dis­missed Hunter Biden‘s offer to pub­licly tes­ti­fy as part of the cor­rup­tion-focused impeach­ment inquiry into his father, Pres­i­dent Joe Biden, instead of com­ply­ing with a sub­poe­na for a depo­si­tion.
“It’s the prece­dent,” John­son said dur­ing an inter­view with Fox News on Sat­ur­day, adding lat­er, “Every inves­ti­ga­tion of Con­gress in the mod­ern era, the depo­si­tion has come first, and the pub­lic tes­ti­mo­ny fol­lows. Why would we break that prece­dent now?”
John­son was joined on “Fox & Friends Week­end” by House Repub­li­can Con­fer­ence Chair­woman Elise Ste­fanik (R‑NY). They both took part in the defense effort when for­mer Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump faced impeach­ment.
Ste­fanik said the offer by Hunter Biden and his legal team was “unac­cept­able” and insist­ed that “the only cor­rect response to a sub­poe­na i …