Hunter Biden Files Complaint Against MTG
Hunter Biden's attorneys sent the Office of Congressional Ethics a formal letter on Friday demanding a reprimand against Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) in connection with her recent and rather controversial display of censored pictures depicting the first son in compromising states.
At a congressional hearing earlier this week, Greene pulled down a large screen, which was meant to be a presentation, and showed sexually explicit but censored images of Hunter Biden. The images in question allegedly contained Hunter Biden as a nude while snorting drugs with multiple women identified as prostitutes.
In the letter to the Office of Congressional Ethics, Attorney Abbe Lowell wrote, “This week, your colleague has lowered herself, and by extension the entire House of Representatives, to a new level of abhorrent behavior that blatantly violates House Ethics rules and standards of official conduct.”
The attorneys alleged that Greene’s actions “harassed and embarrassed” their client and urged the Office of Congressional Ethics to investigate and take “prompt and decisive action” against Greene. If the complaints are declared valid by the Office of Congressional Ethics, the case will be transferred to the House Ethics Committee for disciplinary action.
In response, Greene has not yet released a statement. However, her occasional Twitter critic, Joaquin Castro (D-TX), called Greene’s conduct “outrageous.”
“Using purposely censored visuals to present sexually suggestive images of [Hunter Biden] was never necessary for the conversation of the Mann Act. In fact, it only serves as proof of his detractors’ lack of actual evidence against him,” said Castro.
Hunter Biden has frequently been the center of ethics debates, primarily associated with the “lack of.” While Greene’s presentation clearly raises questions about the nature of her conduct, it also, arguably, raises questions about the nature of Biden’s activities, with or without prostitutes. Cocaine is still a Schedule II drug under the Controlled Substances Act and prostitution is still illegal in many places. And the incident also brings to light the hilariously ironic fact that it was Biden, himself, who took and saved the pictures.
As expected, Greene and Biden are being treated quite differently in the media on this issue. While Greene is being widely criticized for her conduct, it’s Biden’s actions that ultimately caused the problem. Greene is being scolded for airing the compromising photos while Biden is being hailed as a sympathetic figure for his supposed “victimization.”
He still hasn’t responded to questions about his role in this incident and neither has Greene. Until they do, the Office of Congressional Ethics will have to decide how to handle this case.