A Republican Colorado rep thoroughly ripped sales of Hunter Biden’s so-called art during testimony before the House Judiciary Committee Thursday.
Using the hearing to highlight Hunter’s shady art deals, Colo. Rep. Ken Buck displayed art pieces from acclaimed impressionist artists Claude Monet and Edgar Degas, pointing out Hunter’s amateur works curiously fetched similar prices at auction.
This might be the GREATEST thing you'll watch today. 🔥@RepKenBuck absolutely NUKES Hunter Biden's crack art and Biden's family corruption in under 5 minutes— Leaves AG Garland SPEECHLESS.
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— Benny (@bennyjohnson) October 21, 2021
After Rep. Buck explained the Monet and Degas paintings were listed at Christie’s auction company for $700,000 and $500,000 respectively, he turned to Hunter’s works.
“You may recognize this painting is a Hunter Biden. The Hunter Biden painting sold for $500,000,” Rep. Buck told Garland, adding the president’s son had no formal art training and was unable to find a gallery to host his works prior to 2020.
“And what happened in 2020 that changed all that, is that his dad became president of the United States. Now a single piece of art from Hunter Biden sells for more than the average American home.”
Rep. Buck followed up by asking whether Garland intended to appoint a special counsel to investigate the Biden art grift, as mentioned in a letter he’d sent the DOJ.
“[For] the same reason I’m not to respond to questions about investigations of the former president or anyone else, I’m not going to discuss or otherwise with respect to any US citizen,” Garland responded.
“You are allowed to tell us whether you will appoint a special counsel,” Buck told him.
Buck also cited comments from former President Barack Obama’s ethics chief Walter Shaub, who in July chastised the Biden administration for allowing Hunter to profit of his father’s fame.
“Hunter Biden should cancel this art sale because he knows the prices are based on his dad’s job,” Shaub said in July. “Shame on POTUS if he doesn’t ask Hunter to stop.”
Garland was later questioned by Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Calif.) who asked about a bank accounts shared by Hunter and his father.
“If that doesn’t call for an independent investigation into the president, what would?” McClintock asked.