If GOP is going to 'throw stones' they should prepare to 'have their house looked at: Christie
After House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) agreed to move forward with an impeachment inquiry against President Joe Biden Tuesday, former New Jersey governor and 2024 GOP presidential candidate Chris Christie shared his thoughts on the potential consequences of the move.
Although ultraconservative House Freedom Caucus members like U.S. Reps. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) have pressed McCarthy for months on opening the inquiry amid their investigation of the president and his son Hunter Biden, other House Republicans like U.S. Reps. Ken Buck (CO) and Don Bacon (NE) have been skeptical of doing so.
During Tuesday's episode of CNN's Inside with Jake Tapper, Tapper pointed to the fact "Democrat David Brock said he intends to use his Democratic firm to go on the offensive and distribute opposition research targeting family members of various congressional Republicans and how they have benefited from their parents' position in the way that Hunter has from his father's position."
The CNN host asked Christie, "What do you make of that? That seems kind of like what we saw during the Clinton impeachment, people going after Henry Hyde and the like."
Months after ex-Democratic President Bill Clinton admitted to an extramarital affair in 1998, according to The Washington Post, "House Judiciary Committee Chairman Henry J. Hyde (R-Ill.) acknowledged to a left-leaning magazine that he had a five-year affair with a married woman in the 1960s."
Christie replied, "Yeah, look, that's just what our politics unfortunately evolved into, Jake. In recent years and, look, this part of what happened in the last two presidencies. Donald Trump's folks, his children Jared and Ivanka, in particular, benefiting greatly from his time as president. Billions of dollars from the Saudis. Half a billion dollars or so from the Qataris and the Emiratis. People have big questions about that as well. And I think when you add 'Why you would hire Hunter Biden to do anything if he last name wasn't Biden?' I think everybody is disgusted by it, but I think everyone is gonna have their house looked at if they're going to throw stones an that is the way politics works these days. but if your family has not done something that should lead you
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