Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives have blocked a resolution to investigate Hunter Biden.
On Tuesday, Democrats on the House Oversight Committee voted against the resolution to order the Biden administration to hand over documents on the president’s son Hunter’s business deals.
The “resolution of inquiry” was led by Rep. James Comer (R-KY), the top Republican on the Oversight Committee.
It would have ordered the Biden admin to provide a plethora of documents about the Biden family’s overseas business deals.
Although all 19 Republicans voted in favor of the resolution, they were outnumbered by Democrats, according to CNN.
23 Democrats voted to kill the resolution after just two hours of debate.
Comer accused the Biden family of peddling “access to the highest levels of government to enrich themselves,” CNN reported.
“If the Democrats vote against this resolution, then they are continuing in their coordinated effort to shield a potentially compromised President from necessary congressional oversight,” Comer said.
“We must shed light on the Biden family’s international business schemes to determine if there is a national security threat.”
Comer previously sent a letter to the U.S. Treasury requesting more information about Hunter and his business associates’ finances.
Rep. Carolyn Maloney, the chairwoman of the House Oversight Committee, called the resolution a “nakedly partisan effort.”
She accused Republicans of being “obsessed” with Hunter Biden.
The Oversight Committee’s proposed resolution of inquiry into the president’s family business dealings follows reports that Republicans are gearing up to investigate Hunter Biden if they regain majority control of the House after November’s midterms.
“The House Oversight Committee has expansive oversight authority under House rules,” a GOP Oversight Committee aide told the Washington Post.
“Next Congress, Oversight Committee Republicans will continue their investigation into the Biden family’s suspicious business dealings using the power of the gavel to get answers for the American people.”