Joe Biden: 'Zero Rationale' for GOP to Call Hunter to Testify in Impeachment Hearings
House Republicans planned on calling Hunter Biden to hearing
Presidential candidate Joe Biden declared Monday there was "zero rationale" for the request from Republican lawmakers to have his son Hunter testify before Congress in the Democrats' impeachment inquiry.
House Republicans planned on calling Hunter Biden, the Ukraine whistleblower, and various other witnesses to testify in the upcoming public Trump impeachment hearings, according to a witnesses list obtained by Fox News.
But it's not clear how many of the witnesses proposed by Republicans will be approved by the Democrats and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff.
During an appearance on a televised town hall Monday, Biden reiterated his claim that no wrongdoing took place while he was vice president:
"Every single, solitary, serious investigator... looked at this and said there's absolutely zero basis to the accusation that I acted inappropriately or that my son did," Biden said.
"This is all about Trump trying to create a diversion... There's not a scintilla of evidence pointing out that anything is wrong."
Biden rejected Republicans' inclusion of his son on their testimony wish list.
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"There is zero rationale for that to happen," Biden told CNN anchor Erin Burnett.
"Nobody has suggested that anything was done that was inappropriate.," added.
"This is all a diversion. This is classic Trump, classic Trump. Focus on the problems. We have a president who is one of the most corrupt people to serve in that office."
"I released 21 years of my tax returns in detail. Mr. President, you're worried about corruption? Release some of yours!"
Last month, a photo from 2014 emerged showing Biden, while serving as vice president, playing golf with his son Hunter and his son's Ukrainian business partner, despite recent pleas of ignorance from the 2020 Democrat.
The image has emerged after Biden recently snapped at a Fox News reporter that he has "never spoken" to Hunter "about his overseas business dealings."