A majority of the American public supports charging First Son Hunter Biden over his non-appearance to a congressional subpoena regarding his family’s business dealings. The poll results may be surprising, as it included a majority of Democrats seeking legal repercussions against the president’s son for his actions.
The news came as part of a new Harvard/Harris poll. According to those asked, 71% of the public would support the Department of Justice (DOJ) prosecuting Hunter Biden for not appearing before Congress last Wednesday.
Some of the poll results are expected, such as 89% of Republicans supporting the sentiment, as well as 72% of independents. However, a majority of 54% of Democrats support potential charges.
Only 29% of the general public would oppose prosecuting the president’s sons for his most recent actions.
Hunter Biden has refused to comply with a congressional subpoena. Here’s three minutes of top Democrats demanding anyone who defies a congressional subpoena be charged with a crime. Does the same standard apply for Hunter? Honest media would demand answer: pic.twitter.com/2SRuFHv5M2
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) December 19, 2023
The House Oversight and Judiciary committees have begun contempt of Congress proceedings against the younger Biden following his actions last week. Rather than taking part in the private session before Congress, the First Son instead gave a press conference outside the steps of the Capitol.
The chairs of the committees, Oversight’s Rep. James Comer (R-KY) and Judiciary’s Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) wrote in a joint statement that they would “not provide special treatment because his last name is Biden.”
They further wrote that the younger Biden changed his story about whether or not President Joe Biden was involved in his business affairs.
The investigations continue as congressional investigators uncovered millions in payments to members of the Biden family from foreign businesses. In addition, following payments from a Chinese-linked company, the president’s brother James issued a check to Joe Biden marked “loan repayment.”
The White House has denied any wrongdoing.
Hunter Biden also faces federal charges over the alleged non-payment of more than $1 million in taxes. The federal government’s original hesitance to prosecute the younger Biden was revealed by testimony from IRS whistleblowers.
His first court date is planned for early next year.
Hunter Biden has also been charged in a separate federal firearms case.