As Joe Biden becomes the democrat frontrunner for their presidential nomination, the Senate continues it’s investigation into the role of Hunter and Joe Biden in Ukraine’s company Burisma. After his yes vote in the impeachment trial, many wondered if Mitt Romney would vote in favor of calling witnesses to investigate Joe Biden and his son, Hunter. He has now laid their fears to rest and says he will vote to call witnesses.
The Hill just reported:
Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) will vote to subpoena a former consultant linked to Burisma Holdings, as part of a GOP probe into Hunter Biden and the Ukraine gas company. Liz Johnson, a spokeswoman for Romney, said Friday that he would support the subpoena — which is expected to request documents and an interview with former Blue Star Strategies consultant Andrii Telizhenko — during Wednesday’s committee meeting after getting assurances from Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.).
“Senator Romney has expressed his concerns to Chairman Johnson, who has confirmed that any interview of the witness would occur in a closed setting without a hearing or public spectacle. He will therefore vote to let the Chairman proceed to obtain the documents that have been offered,”
Johnson said. Romney’s support means Johnson, who chairs the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, is expected to have the simple majority on the panel needed to subpoena Telizhenko.
The article continues:
Romney’s decision is a blow to Democrats, who have warned that Johnson could inadvertently help spread Russian misinformation or use the investigation to target former Vice President Joe Biden as his presidential campaign has a burst of new momentum. Sen. Gary Peters (Mich.), the top Democrat on the panel, said Thursday that he had not yet talked with Romney or other Republicans but that it was “possible” they could pick up bipartisan support for rejecting a subpoena.