Committee Democrats, Republicans spar over which party's witnesses are more credible

Democrat and Republican members of the House Oversight Committee sparred during Wednesday's hearing over which party's witnesses were more credible.

Democrat Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, who represents Washington, D.C., began by noting former Hunter Biden associate and GOP witness Jason Galanis' conviction for financial crimes and that he is currently serving a lengthy sentence at a federal prison.

She was followed by Ranking Member Jamie Raskin, D-Md., who also noted Galanis' convictions, but also attacked Tony Bobulinski for offering "a lot of rhetoric and a lot of hot air, but absolutely no facts" that would warrant impeaching President Biden.

"Nobody on their side can even tell us what is the impeachable high crime and misdemeanor which suggests that they are moving in the direction of criminal referrals, and they should start by looking at their own witnesses," Raskin said.

Committee Chairman James Comer, R-Ky., pushed back by reminding Norton and Raskin that "the witness, Mr. Galanis, was partners with Hunter Biden."

"That's why he's here. We have their partners. You could have invited partners, but you invited this guy," Comer said, motioning toward former aide to Rudy Giuliani, Lev Parnas, the Democrat witness.

The members began speaking over each other inaudibly before Comer moved on to Rep. Glenn Grothman, R-Wis., for his questioning.

Grothman began by noting that Parnas was also convicted of crimes and sentenced to federal prison.

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