The White House condemned Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.) for his “incredibly ugly and inappropriate” comments suggesting President Joe Biden’s late son, Beau Biden, should have been impeached while he was alive.
During Monday’s episode of the right-wing podcast “The Great America Show with Lou Dobbs,” Comer criticized US Attorney David Weiss, who is currently overseeing the federal investigation into Hunter Bidenfor failing to charge Beau Biden during an investigation into his father’s illegal campaign contributions more than a decade ago.
In 2012, White indicted Christopher Tigani, a Biden donor who “illegally contributed $72,700 to [Biden’s presidential] campaign in 2007”, and reimbursed its employees for donations made in his name.
Beau Biden, who was then Delaware’s attorney general, recovered from the investigation and according to The Washington Postno credible evidence was found to indicate that the Bidens had prior knowledge of Tigani’s campaign fraud.
But Comer claimed on the podcast that Beau Biden, who died of brain cancer in 2015 at age 46, he was involved.
“This US attorney…had the opportunity to go after the Bidens years ago. In fact, it was Beau Biden, the other son of the president, who was involved in some campaign donations from a person who was also induced,” Comer, who chairs the House Oversight and Accountability Committee, said on the podcast, reported the post.
He continued: “But, you know, nothing ever happened. So I don’t know much about this US attorney. [Weiss] apart from the fact that he had the opportunity to investigate the Bidens before and decided against it. We all know that she has been silent for a long time.”
When asked about the comments during Wednesday’s news briefing, White House press secretary karina jean pierre saying, “It says a lot about the president, which is not good, by the way.”
“Making the statement that he did is incredibly ugly and inappropriate,” he added.
“Instead of House Republicans concentrating on attacking the president and his family, why don’t they really focus on what the American people put them in office to do, which is deliver for them, which is really working with their colleagues… to actually introduce laws or introduce policies that will make a difference in their lives,” Jean-Pierre continued.
Joe Biden has repeatedly mentioned Beau throughout his presidency. Most recently, Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) interrupted Biden during his State of the Union address last year after he brought up his son’s death when referring to veterans’ health.