Republicans have decided to hold off on issuing a subpoena for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, according to two Republican senators.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) announced the decision Sunday during an appearance on Fox News’ Sunday Morning Futures. Senate Homeland Security Chairman Ron Johnson (R-WI) also appeared on Fox News in back-to-back interviews with Graham to explain that Republicans want more evidence and testimony before they officially go after Biden.
What was left unsaid is that the decision was also likely made because of the proximity to the presidential election.
Hunter Biden is far from being in the clear. The investigation into his business dealings with foreign entities will continue and with what has been uncovered, he better hope Republicans lose control of the Senate.
Sen. Johnson told Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo, “Well, you do need support, but you also need more documentation. You need to build the case before you kind of bring in the prime target of the investigation. So we’re starting to get that information.”
To get the necessary information, Republicans have issued subpoenas for a broad swathe of officials, ABC News reported.
A notable name on the list being subpoenaed is former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.
The former FBI director is relevant to the case because the laptop containing all the information about Hunter Biden has been in the possession of the FBI since 2019. The FBI seemingly sat on a laptop that contained information about the son of a presidential candidate engaged in corrupt activities for nearly a year and McCabe will need to explain that to the Senate.
Election stakes climb higher
As if the stakes weren’t high enough in this election, now the Senate will be even more essential to both parties.
If Republicans can maintain control of the Senate, they will be free to continue investigating Hunter Biden.
If Republicans keep the Senate and lose the House and presidency, they can mirror the Democrats in being a constant thorn in the side of the president.
But should Democrats claim the Senate, it is highly likely they will bury any investigation into Hunter Biden and the truth will never make it to the public.