Some of us are NOT surprised at ALL about this…
To bring up the President’s son is to bring up legal issues for Ex-President Donald Trump also ….
And Trump & Co. have a TON of them….
WTF should people trying to displace Trump in the polls help him anymore?
And impeaching President Biden?
The same applies….
It’s about Trump, NOT other candidates running AGAINST Trump…..
We’ll see how House Speaker McCarthy deals with something he ( and some other House GOPer’s) REALLY do NOT want to do…..
But this seems to be another thing Republicans are striking out with….
For months, “Where’s Hunter?” and “Biden Crime Family” has become a rallying cry of the right. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy is signaling he may move forward with an impeachment inquiry against the president this year over alleged corruption related to Hunter Biden’s activities.
But in the 2024 primary, the controversy surrounding Hunter Biden is falling flat. Instead, there is a growing recognition within some corners of the GOP — and among former President Donald Trump’s rivals, significantly — that the issue may not resonate as much as they once hoped, and that fixating on it could only help Trump.
“The reason Trump’s opponents aren’t talking about it is because talking about Biden corruption and problems plays right into Trump’s entire narrative,” said Gregg Keller, a Republican strategist in Missouri.
While the former president and his allies have seized on Hunter Biden to cast Trump as a victim of unfair treatment by the federal justice system as compared to Biden’s son, none of his opponents in the primary are similarly facing criminal indictments. For those Republicans, Keller said, “I’m not surprised they’re not talking about it.”
Or as Chuck Coughlin, a veteran political strategist in Arizona, put it, “Do Republicans realize when they bring up the Hunter Biden stuff that they’re just helping Trump?”…
“There is a consistent majority belief that Hunter Biden behaved unethically, inappropriately — doesn’t really matter how you ask it — wrong,” said Chris Jackson, head of public polling for Ipsos. “But it doesn’t look like people outside the Republican base are blaming Joe Biden for that or saying that it indicates some kind of problem with Joe Biden.”
An adviser to one Republican presidential campaign said this week that candidates purposely aren’t spending much time talking about impeaching Biden — or the Hunter Biden connection to that inquiry — because, as of now, the plan is not even a sure thing with the Republican-controlled House…