Republicans push ahead with Hunter Biden contempt charge after his surprise visit to Capitol Hill

January 11, 2024

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans on Wednesday took the first step toward holding Hunter Biden in contempt of Congress for defying a congressional subpoena. Hunter Biden has defended his lack of compliance with the GOP-issued subpoena, which ordered him to appear for closed-door testimony in mid-December. One Republican Rep. Nancy Mace of South Carolina, insisted that Hunter Biden be quickly arrested. Hunter Biden and his attorneys left the committee room shortly after, making a brief statement to reporters outside. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)Further angering Republicans, Hunter Biden did come to the Capitol on the day specified by the subpoena — but not to testify.