Top Dem Raskin bristles when accused of lying by key GOP witness

Key GOP witness and former Hunter Biden business associate Tony Bobulinski notably upset the top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee.

During his opening statement Bobulinski accused Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., as well as Rep. Dan Goldman, D-N.Y., a fellow member of the committee, of lying pertaining to the committee's investigation into the Biden family finances.

"We keep hearing from certain corners that our democracy is at risk and democracy is on the ballot in [20]24. Yet the same people preaching this mantra know better. They continue to lie directly to the American people without hesitation and remorse," Bobulinski said.

"Rep. Dan Goldman and Jamie Raskin, both lawyers, and Mr. Goldman, a former prosecutor with the SDNY from New York, will continue to lie today in this hearing and then go straight to the media to tell more lies," he added.

Raskin then interrupted Bobulinski to chide committee Chairman James Comer, R-Ky., over allowing the witness to make such accusations. Comer attempted to allow Bobulinski to continue, but Raskin interrupted again.

"But he called members of this committee liars. And I just want to know whether the order and decorum requirements of House Rule 11 apply to witnesses appearing before the committee," Raskin said, appearing upset. "Does it apply or does it not?"

Comer conferred with an aide before telling Raskin that the rule did not apply to witnesses

"Make sure we didn't waste any of his time on the opening statement. Mr. Bobulinski, I'm sorry for the disruption. Please continue your opening statement," Comer said.

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