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Fri Mar 3, 2023, 12:50 PM Mar 2023

White House slams GOP's Comer over comments about Beau Biden

Comer is a real asshole


The underlying story is a little convoluted, but it involves U.S. Attorney David Weiss — who was appointed by Donald Trump — who prosecuted a Biden donor who made illegal contributions. There’s no evidence that the president or his team knew anything about the donor’s efforts, but Comer nevertheless appeared on a far-right podcast this week to argue, for reasons unknown, that Beau Biden — the former Delaware attorney general who died of brain cancer in 2015 — was caught up in the controversy.

“This U.S. attorney had had dealing, had an opportunity to go after the Bidens years ago. In fact, it was Beau Biden, the president’s other son, that was involved in some campaign donations from a person that got indicted as well,” Comer told Lou Dobbs. “But, you know, nothing ever happened. So I don’t know much about this U.S. attorney other than he’s had an opportunity to investigate the Bidens before and he chose not to. We all know that he’s just been silent for a long time.”

Kate Bedingfield, the White House communications director, appeared on MSNBC yesterday and called Comer’s rhetoric “appalling” and “despicable,” and she had a point. There’s no evidence connecting Beau Biden to the donor in question; Beau Biden can obviously no longer defend himself against baseless allegations; and if the Oversight Committee chairman has information implicating the late state attorney general in some kind of campaign finance controversy, the Republican has kept it to himself.

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre added in her briefing, in reference to Comer, “To make the statement that he did is incredibly ugly and inappropriate.”

It’s no secret that the Oversight Committee chairman appears fixated on the president’s family, but given the Kentuckian’s latest comments, it seems Comer should choose a new hobby.
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White House slams GOP's Comer over comments about Beau Biden (Original Post) LetMyPeopleVote Mar 2023 OP
If Comer has kids and any of them dies I won't have a bit of sympathy. Autumn Mar 2023 #1
I am so embarrassed this jackass is from Kentucky Bayard Mar 2023 #2
This asshole has President Biden confused with TFG LetMyPeopleVote Mar 2023 #3
Rep. Comer, you seem concerned about shady campaign financing gratuitous Mar 2023 #4


(22,832 posts)
2. I am so embarrassed this jackass is from Kentucky
Fri Mar 3, 2023, 01:38 PM
Mar 2023

Along with McConnell and Paul, and our Rep, Brett Guthrie.

Talk about a basket of deplorables!

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