Florida GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz dredged up Hunter Biden’s history of drug abuse during the House impeachment hearings Thursday.
Gaetz brought up Biden’s lucrative gig with the Ukraine gas giant Burisma, and asked why the company would hire someone with no experience who has a history of drug use.
“Hunter Biden and Burisma, that’s an interesting story and I think just about every American knows there’s something up with that,” he said, adding that he had done some research on Joe Biden’s son, who admitted drug abuse in a magazine profile.
“I found this very extensive profile in the New Yorker. Hunter said that at [one] point he had not slept for several days, driving east on Interstate 10 just beyond Palm Springs he lost control of his car which jumped the median and skidded to a stop on the shoulder of the westbound side.” Gaetz said.
“He called Hertz which came to collect the damaged car and gave him a second rental. The Hertz rental officer found a crack pipe in the car and a line of white powder residue. Hertz called the Prescott police department and officers filed a narcotics offense report,” he continued, before describing Biden admitting to buying crack cocaine in California later in the piece.
“It’s a little hard to believe that Burisma hired Hunter Biden to resolve their international disputes when he could not resolve his own dispute with Hertz rental car over leaving cocaine and a crack pipe in the car,” he said of the younger Biden’s $50,000 a month job on the firm’s board while his father was veep.
Democratic Rep. Hank Johnson of Georgia spoke next and was quick to respond.
“I would say that the pot calling the kettle black is not something that we should do. I don’t know what members, if any, have had any problems with substance abuse, been busted for DUI, I don’t know, but if I did I wouldn’t raise it against anyone on this committee,” Johnson said.
“This is not about Hunter Biden.”
Gaetz was arrested under a charge of driving under the influence as he was driving back from a nightclub on Okaloosa Island, Florida. He was also cited for speeding 16 times between 1994 and 2014, according to media reports.
The post Matt Gaetz slammed for DUI bust after citing Hunter Biden’s coke use appeared first on New York Post.