Chaos broke out during a House hearing Tuesday after Republican James Comer got into a heated tiff with Democrat Jared Moskowitz – calling him a ‘smurf’ and a ‘liar.’
Insults flew across the hearing room after Moskowitz accused Oversight Chairman James Comer, R-Ky., of hypocrisy amid his ongoing investigation into the Biden family’s finances for scrutinizing a $200,000 ‘loan repayment’ check James Biden gave to his brother Joe.
Comer, who is leading the impeachment inquiry into the president, has said this personal check – and another for $40,000 – directly shows Joe was aware of and included in his family’s dealings.
Moskowitz pointed to a recent report from the Daily Beast that showed Comer may have loaned his own brother $200,000 – accusing the chairman of ‘manipulating’ the American people to believe Joe did something wrong when he did the exact same.
‘That’s completely false,’ Comer fired back during the hearing Tuesday. ‘It’s completely false – I’ve never loaned my brother one penny,’ explaining that he bought family land from his brother.
‘Only dumb financially illiterate people picked it up,’ he said referring to the Daily Beast report.
‘That story you tweeted too also said I had a shell company – that’s bull***’ continued Comer.
Democratic Rep. Moskowitz accused the chairman of ‘manipulating’ the American people to believe Joe did something wrong when he did the exact same
‘I didn’t get wires from Romania, China…my family doesn’t get wires,’ he said.
‘You look like a smurf here, just going around…continuing to spew disinformation,’ continued Comer.
The Oversight Committee has uncovered over a dozen shell companies created by Biden family members to receive over $24 million in foreign money – including from China, Romania, Kazakhstan and Ukraine – all while Joe was serving as vice president.
The dramatic scene unfolded just hours after former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy was accused of elbowing a colleague who voted to oust him from the speakership last month.
In the Senate, Republican Senator Markwayne Mullin stood up and challenged a teamster boss to a fight during a separate hearing.
‘Your word means nothing Mr. Chairman … perhaps you should sit maybe for a deposition,’ accused Moskowitz back in the House.
‘You’ve already been proven a liar before,’ Comer spewed back.
He invited the Democrat to come to his district in Kentucky and see the land for himself.
‘I’ll pay for your ticket,’ the Republican teased.
Moskowitz also mocked Comer last week on X after he issued new subpoenas to Hunter Biden, James Biden, business partner Rob Walker and other connected family members central to his investigation.
Comer posted a video on X, formerly Twitter, of himself signing the unprecedented subpoena for the president’s son.
Hours later, the Democrat posted a video signing a fake subpoena for Comer himself that was a shot-by-shot copy of the Republican’s post.
‘It has been reported that Comer also loaned his brother $200k. We fully expect James to comply, just like the Trumps,’ Moskowitz said on X.
Comer said the check is the strongest evidence yet that the president was directly involved in his family’s business dealings
According to bankruptcy court documents reviewed by DailyMail.com, James Biden took the money from his health care business Americore and sent it directly to his brother Joe Biden in 2018.
The documents show that in 2018, James Biden obtained $600,000 in loans from Americore. James was able to receive the loans based upon ‘representations’ that his last name, ‘Biden,’ could ‘open doors.’
On March 1, 2018, Americore wired a $200,000 loan into the personal bank account of James and Sara Biden.
That same day, James Biden wrote a $200,000 check to ‘Joseph R. Biden’ from his personal account for a ‘loan repayment.’ At the time, Joe had already left the vice presidency position.
White House spokesperson Ian Sams confirmed last week that the check was indeed for a loan repayment.
‘It’s a loan repayment from when President Biden loaned his brother money. When he was out of office in 2018, no less. It’s right there on the check!’ he wrote on X.
However, Sams downplayed its significance, calling the information put out by the Republicans ‘failure theater’ and a ‘shiny object to distract people from how they are incapable of doing the basics of governing.’