House Republicans have vowed to make their investigation of Hunter Biden’s foreign business dealings a “top priority” next year. And America may have got a glimpse of what these hearings could look like, courtesy of a fiery Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).
On Tuesday the Senate Foreign Relations committee held a hearing with former State Department official George P. Kent, who is now Biden’s nominee to be ambassador to Estonia.
Cruz quizzed him on why in 2015 he expressed concerns to the White House that Hunter Biden was on the board of the Burisma energy company in the Ukraine.
Burisma was under investigation in 2016 by Ukrainian prosecutor, Viktor Shokin. In 2018, Biden bragged that while he was vice president, he pushed Ukrainian officials to fire Shokin by threatening to cancel $1 billion in loan guarantees.
Cruz wanted some answers.
“Do you think Joe Biden holding a billion dollars hostage to force the Ukrainian government to fire the prosecutor that is investigating the corrupt oligarch who's paying his son a million dollars a year? Did getting that prosecutor fired benefit that oligarch?” Cruz asked.
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The Democrats rushed to end the questioning, as committee chair Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) shut Cruz down to move on to the next speaker.
"Are you going to allow him to answer the question, Madam Chairman?" Cruz asked.
"I am not going to allow him to answer the question," she replied.
"Why are you covering for the vice president?” Cruz shot back.
You can watch the exchange in the video above.
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