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So now the House Republicans DON'T want a hearing with Hunter Biden..... (Original Post) brooklynite Nov 2023 OP
They can spin the story if it's done behind closed doors. OAITW r.2.0 Nov 2023 #1
In public it would just be a grandstanding event for their media underpants Nov 2023 #2
What are the Republicans afraid of? LiberalFighter Nov 2023 #3
The truth gab13by13 Nov 2023 #7
What *aren't* Republicans afraid of? durablend Nov 2023 #9
Exposure rurallib Nov 2023 #11
Any source other than a link to musk's shitter? erronis Nov 2023 #4
here brooklynite Nov 2023 #5
Thank you! n/t momta Nov 2023 #14
Ditto the thank you. So much better to get it from the source. erronis Nov 2023 #15
If this is true, I think they don't want a PUBLIC hearing. sjr2323 Nov 2023 #6
Welcome to DU, sjr2323! calimary Nov 2023 #22
The real reason they don't want a public hearing gab13by13 Nov 2023 #8
What buffoons mcar Nov 2023 #10
An open hearing would just put a spotlight on their foolishness, and they damned well know it. ShazzieB Nov 2023 #12
Turn it on them edhopper Nov 2023 #13
Sunlight is the best disinfectant dlk Nov 2023 #16
Whiplash. Didn't that change in about 24 hours? Evolve Dammit Nov 2023 #17
ROFL Joinfortmill Nov 2023 #18
I join in your laughter. They are so predictable. yardwork Nov 2023 #20
The House GOP'er majority wanted a closed door deposition... not a public hearing. WarGamer Nov 2023 #19
See posts #1. (n/t) OldBaldy1701E Nov 2023 #21
I didn't know they had impeachment hearings? I think I'll look it up and see what these boneheads said Maraya1969 Nov 2023 #23
They called it an impeachment inquiry Ohioboy Nov 2023 #25
An open hearing might bring out the actual truth Ohioboy Nov 2023 #24
No hearing? FOX News can continue pushing their fact-free conspiracy theories about Hunter. sop Nov 2023 #26
K&R LetMyPeopleVote Nov 2023 #27
If Biden were no longer a presidential candidate for 2024, the anti-Biden impeachment farce would end immediately! Jrose Nov 2023 #28

OAITW r.2.0

(24,255 posts)
1. They can spin the story if it's done behind closed doors.
Tue Nov 28, 2023, 02:42 PM
Nov 2023

Not so much when it's a public hearing. What a joke and waste of taxpayer money.

underpants

(182,564 posts)
2. In public it would just be a grandstanding event for their media
Tue Nov 28, 2023, 02:47 PM
Nov 2023

and to keep primary challengers at bay.

You’re right, in private it would be the same but there wouldn’t be a public exhibition/clown show.

 

sjr2323

(28 posts)
6. If this is true, I think they don't want a PUBLIC hearing.
Tue Nov 28, 2023, 03:39 PM
Nov 2023

Their "grandstanding" has always been a failure and I think they finally realize that.

calimary

(81,062 posts)
22. Welcome to DU, sjr2323!
Tue Nov 28, 2023, 11:03 PM
Nov 2023

I think you've nailed these jerks, their motivations, AND their failures. But I'm not sure they've realized anything that involves the hard cold truth. Denial runs REALLY deep, especially when you'd rather have denial of reality than have to face a reality you don't like.

It can't be pointed out often enough, though.

gab13by13

(21,222 posts)
8. The real reason they don't want a public hearing
Tue Nov 28, 2023, 03:48 PM
Nov 2023

they already have their talking points written up and ready to go. The party of liars will have a hard time spinning an open hearing.

Brilliant move by Hunter.

ShazzieB

(16,245 posts)
12. An open hearing would just put a spotlight on their foolishness, and they damned well know it.
Tue Nov 28, 2023, 04:37 PM
Nov 2023

It seems just barely possible that they may have learned something from the way their behavior at previous hearings has been derided and don’t want to risk a replay.

dlk

(11,506 posts)
16. Sunlight is the best disinfectant
Tue Nov 28, 2023, 07:37 PM
Nov 2023

The Republicans are bullies and Biden has called their bluff. Good for him!

WarGamer

(12,315 posts)
19. The House GOP'er majority wanted a closed door deposition... not a public hearing.
Tue Nov 28, 2023, 08:18 PM
Nov 2023

I'm not sure why... not a lawyer.

Ohioboy

(3,238 posts)
25. They called it an impeachment inquiry
Wed Nov 29, 2023, 01:52 PM
Nov 2023

They knew they had nothing to impeach anyone for, but they wanted to pretend.

Ohioboy

(3,238 posts)
24. An open hearing might bring out the actual truth
Wed Nov 29, 2023, 01:49 PM
Nov 2023

They have no intention of ever getting to the actual truth. Their talking points and accusations are what the whole thing is about, not the truth.

sop

(10,080 posts)
26. No hearing? FOX News can continue pushing their fact-free conspiracy theories about Hunter.
Wed Nov 29, 2023, 01:59 PM
Nov 2023

Not that Congressional hearings revealing the truth would have made any difference. The facts would have been completely ignored, only one-sided soundbites from Jordan, Gaetz and MTG would have been reported on FOX.

Jrose

(807 posts)
28. If Biden were no longer a presidential candidate for 2024, the anti-Biden impeachment farce would end immediately!
Wed Nov 29, 2023, 02:21 PM
Nov 2023

This is a maga-Repubs actual attempt at election interference

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