During a Sunday interview, former VP Mike Pence expressed “hope” that the special counsel leading the investigation against President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, will do a good job.
The Republican presidential candidate remarked on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that he hoped Special Counsel David Weiss would conduct his work “without fear or favour.”
Weiss, the federal prosecutor who has been looking into the president’s son for five years, was designated as a special counsel on Friday after Attorney General Merrick Garland said it was “in the public interest.”
Pence said he was glad to hear the verdict, and he praised the House Republicans who have been pushing for investigations into the Bidens.
Pence said, “The American people have a right to know whether or not President Biden’s family benefited, or that he himself benefited, in a financial way from foreign nationals when he was serving in the job that I had as vice president of the United States.” He also expressed “confidence” in the work of Reps. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), who chairs the Judiciary Committee, and James Comer (R-Ky.), who chairs the Oversight Committee.
Both Republicans have dug deeply into Hunter Biden’s business transactions in an effort to find evidence of a criminal conspiracy between Joe Biden and them. Democrats maintain there is no proof the president benefited from his son’s activities.
When asked about the Justice Department on Sunday, Pence said he would “clean house on the whole top floor” if he were elected and pick officials who “will apply the rule of law in this country equally to every American.”
Others on the Republican side have spoken out more strongly against Garland’s decision, stating that Weiss, who was nominated by former President Trump in 2017, has tried to cover up corruption by President Biden and members of his family.
During an appearance on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) remarked, “This appointment is camouflage and it’s cover-up.”
It’s shameful in my opinion. Cruz told Maria Bartiromo that former U.S. Attorney David Weiss was “hand-picked to lead this investigation and has spent the last five years covering it up.”