California’s Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom has defended President Joe Biden’s family by arguing that influence-peddling is “hardly unique.”
Newsom defended Joe and Hunter Biden’s business deals in a new interview with Dana Bash on CNN.
The governor defended the Bidens for allegedly selling access to Obama’s White House when Bash asked him about House Republicans investigating the Biden family’s business dealings.
“One of the things that Republicans are relentless on, of course, is Hunter Biden,” said Bash.
“There is no evidence that Joe Biden benefited from anything that Hunter was doing,” she falsely claimed.
“Republicans have shown that Hunter Biden … tried to leverage his father’s name and that the president allegedly, before he was president, joined phone calls that Hunter Biden’s business associates were on,” she added.
“Do you see anything inappropriate there?”
Newsom, who has long been rumored as the lead candidate to replace the president, claimed he doesn’t “know enough” about the allegations against the Bidens.
“I don’t know enough about the details of that,” Newsom replied.
“I mean, I’ve seen a little of that.
“If that’s the new criteria, there are a lot of folks in a lot of industries — not just in politics — where people have family members and relationships and they’re trying to parlay and get a little influence and benefit in that respect.
“That’s hardly unique,” he added.
“I don’t love that any more than you love it or other people, I imagine, love that.
“We want to see a lot less of that.
“But an impeachment inquiry? Give me a break.”
Newsom went on to blast Republicans for the government shutdown that may result from Democrats and Republicans failing to come to an agreement on how to raise the debt ceiling.
“This is a joke. Ready, fire, aim,” said Newsom.
“I mean, this is a perversity that the Founding Fathers never conceived of and imagined.
“So, if that’s the best they can do, give me a break.
“That’s about public opinion.”
Biden at first denied ever having any involvement with his son’s business dealings.
However, more and more evidence has continued to emerge that contradicts that claim.