Sen. Rand Paul said he will force the Senate to vote on whether they want to hear impeachment testimony from Hunter Biden if his colleagues support hearing from witnesses proposed by Democrats.
Biden, 49, was at the center of President Trump’s request for Ukrainian leaders to investigate his father, Joe Biden, for possible corruption. While the elder Biden was leading diplomatic efforts in Ukraine as Obama’s vice president, the younger Biden received a high-paying position on the board of Burisma, an allegedly corrupt natural gas firm in Ukraine.
Many have questioned how Hunter Biden, who had a documented history of drug abuse and no substantial experience in the energy sector, was qualified for a job on Burisma’s board. Some Republicans have argued that Trump’s request for Ukraine to investigate the Bidens and Burisma was justified.
Paul, 57, argued that Hunter Biden must testify to help Republicans consider whether Trump’s request for an investigation was substantiated by any corruption. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell planned to not call any witnesses forward, but there has been an effort among Republicans, such as Susan Collins, to bring in witnesses such as John Bolton for testimony. read more