Biden laughed off House Republicans by saying he would question Hunter Biden
- Biden scoffed at a reporter’s question about Republicans investigating his family.
- The president also expressed optimism about being able to work with some in the GOP.
- A segment of House Republicans has been talking about questioning Hunter Biden for months.
President Joe Biden on Wednesday brushed off a question about concerns that Republican lawmakers have vowed to investigate his family if they regain control of the House.
“Good luck in your senior year, like my coach used to say,” Biden said when asked what his message would be to those Republicans. “I think the American public wants us to step up and do things for them.”
“Look, I can’t control what they’re going to do, all I can do is continue to try to make life better for the American people,” Biden added.
For months, a section of House Republicans has vowed to investigate Biden’s family if they regain control of the House. But their hopes of a “wave election” are now surely dashed as control of the House remains too close to call on Wednesday night. It is also unclear who will control the Senate as there is no clear winner in the contests in Nevada and Arizona, and Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock is heading to a runoff against Republican Herschel Walker in Georgia.
“It’s been reported — whether it’s true or not, I’m not sure — but it’s been reported many times that Republicans are saying, and the former president said, how many times are you going to impeach Biden?” Biden said. “I think the American people will look at it for what it is — it’s just almost a comedy.”
Earlier in a post-term press conference, the president also said he saw no need to change his approach. As he has repeatedly said, Biden also expressed optimism that he could continue to work with some Republicans.
“I’m ready to work with my Republican colleagues,” he said. “The American people have made it clear, I think, that they expect Republicans to be willing to work with me.”
Later, Biden emphasized that he has a “veto pen,” an implicit threat to Republicans who might try to force him out. The president also sounded optimistic about the possibility of finding areas of agreement with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.
“I’m hoping that Kevin and I can come up with a modus vivendi on how to continue with each other,” he said.
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