Rep. Comer Weighs In On Hunter Art, Says It Smells Of ‘Conflicts,’ And Hypocrisy
GOP Rep. James Comer, from Kentucky, said that Hunter Biden is profiteering through the sale of his high-end artwork that is being sold to anonymous buyers — while only being a first-time artist — which stinks of conflicts of interest. He also said that the whole thing reeks of Democrat hypocrisy as well.
“The White House needs to be transparent,” Comer, who serves as the ranking member of the House Oversight Committee, said on Thursday’s “Greg Kelly Reports.” ”We’ve asked some valid questions that I don’t think anyone in their right mind would consider partisan, especially when you consider the questions the Democrats on the Oversight Committee asked about the Trump children, when the Trump children were involved in the real estate business decades before Donald Trump ever ran for president.”
Comer then said, “this doesn’t pass the smell test.”
“No sensible American would believe that Hunter Biden is first of all a desired pick to be on a board of a foreign national company, nor would they believe he is an artist who would command a half a million dollars for a piece of art,” Comer went on to add.
“This goes along with a pattern of conflicts of interest that we’ve seen with Hunter Biden and other members of the Biden family, and we’re asking questions,” he continued.
The White House has orchestrated a deal to keep Hunter Biden’s potential buyers for artwork confidential. The art is to be sold at a first-time show this fall, with pieces ranging in price from $75,000 to $500,000, according to the gallery brokering the sales.
“If I were Joe Biden in the White House, I would want to be transparent with this, because there are a lot of suspicious things taking place in the White House now with respect to China,” the congressman said.
“And the fact that Hunter Biden’s selling art to anonymous buyers, one might raise the question, is communist China one of the buyers? Is this the reason the Biden administration isn’t very interested in getting to the bottom of the origination of the COVID-19 virus?
“There are so many questions that Republicans have that I think average Americans have about China and the Biden administration doesn’t seem interested,” he noted.
Notably, there is a Chinese term that means “elegant bribery” in the selling of subjective artwork, a “widespread” practice in China, The New York Times reported in 2014.
“But here we have Hunter Biden, with his newfound fame and fortune in artwork, so we have some questions,” Comer then said.
Interestingly, Frank Biden, President Biden’s brother, is also featured in Florida ads selling his consulting work for a law firm, where he takes some space to acknowledge he’s a non-attorney beneficiary.
“Nobody has ever heard of anything like that,” Comer said. “It’s another conflict of interest. It’s another pattern by the Biden family of trying to profit off of Joe Biden. And this just didn’t begin when Joe Biden became president. This happened throughout the Obama-Biden years when Biden was vice president as well,” he stated.
“So, this is very unethical,” Comer noted.