During a recent interview on CNN's The Lead with Jake Tapper, Congressman James Comer of Kentucky criticized Jared Kushner for violating ethics. As chairman of the House Committee on Oversight, Comer is leading an investigation into the Biden family's alleged corruption. One of the individuals he is targeting is Hunter Biden, the child of the former vice president.
In the interview, Tapper showed a clip of Chris Christie, a former governor of New Jersey, who said that Jared Kushner was "grifting" after Trump's presidency. According to the New York Times, Kushner's company, Affinity Partners, received a major investment from Saudi Arabia shortly after Trump left office. This deal raised ethical concerns.
Fixated on Hunter Biden, James Comer and House Republicans are ignoring the BIGGEST SCANDAL of them all — Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, grifting $2 billion from Saudi bone saw assassin Mohammed bin Salman.https://t.co/mlfFkcetl3
— Bill Madden (he/him/él) 🇺🇦 (@maddenifico) August 11, 2023
While acknowledging that Jared Kushner's actions were ethically questionable, Comer noted that the former White House adviser had made significant differences from Hunter Biden. For instance, while Kushner's business ventures were controversial after Donald Trump left the White House, Biden's misconduct allegedly happened while Joe Biden was still serving as the vice president.
The Comer Criticism focused on the financial troubles of the Biden family, specifically the wire transfers that Hunter's relatives received from a Romanian national days after Biden visited the country.
Hunter Biden's situation is reportedly more severe compared to Kushner's. According to Comer, the financial troubles of the Bidens show a pattern of corruption, which highlights the need for more ethical individuals within the Democratic Party.