On Sunday, Rep. Nancy Mace (R-S.C.), a rising star in the Republican Party and member of the House Oversight Committee, provided an update on President Joe Biden’s ongoing impeachment inquiry during an interview with Fox News.
She stated that the panel is set to call “firsthand witnesses and whistleblowers” following their first hearing which focused on the “basis” for the inquiry.
“The first day of the inquiry was just to have experts in tax law [and] constitutional investigations to show a baseline of what is legal and what is illegal behavior,” Mace told “Sunday Morning Futures” anchor Maria Bartiromo. “In the future, in our next hearings, we will have firsthand witnesses and whistleblowers coming through to show that direct evidence.”
The host and her guest were discussing the evidence that GOP lawmakers and their teams have gathered so far, when Bartiromo inquired if Democrats had any valid claims in their criticism of the hearings, questioning whether there was a “direct line of money going directly to Joe Biden.”
Mace responded that congressional investigators “know” Hunter Biden had complained about half of his salary going to his father, claiming he only acquired these deals from foreign countries due to his relationship with Joe Biden.
However, when pressed about whether the GOP has been able to discern any “specific policy decisions” made by President Biden, Mace conceded that the committee still had more work ahead of them.
“I have not had the ability to research that,” Mace responded. “I have been looking more at the LLCs, the bank records, all of the lies that Joe Biden has told, and what evidence we have so far in meetings, dinners, appointments, White House records, et cetera, phone messages, text messages, e-mails, et cetera, connecting the dots with Joe Biden.”
At the conclusion of last week’s hearing, Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) announced that the committee would be issuing subpoenas for Hunter’s bank records, along with those of Joe Biden’s brother, James Biden.
“We have to connect the dots with the financial records and then show what policy decisions were made,” Mace told Bartiromo.
The host responded by saying, “it feels like the evidence at this point is overwhelming,” before asking the South Carolina Republican how much longer it would take.
“Well, I’m a due process person. I want to hear from every witness, every whistleblower,” Mace replied. “I really want to hear from the bookkeeper, Maria, and what — how these records were hidden, how the money was laundered, and how Joe Biden got paid.”
Last month, Comer told Bartiromo: “This is always going to end with the Bidens coming in front of the committee. We are going to subpoena the family. We know that this is going to end up in court when we subpoena the Bidens.”
“So we’re putting together a case, and I think we’ve done that very well. We’ve shown the bank records,” he said.
“If I had subpoenaed Joe and Hunter Biden the first day I became chairman of the committee, it would have been tied up in court, and the judge would have eventually thrown it out,” the representative said.
“We have put together a case that I think would stand up in any court of law in America,” he said. “We want to talk to about three or four more associates first. We’ve been communicating with a couple of them.
“We’re trying to bring them in just like we did Devin Archer for a transcribed interview.,” the representative said. “If they don’t come in voluntarily, then they’ll be subpoenaed.