Back in the Hawkeye State this week for multi-day campaign tours, Republican presidential hopefuls Vivek Ramaswamy and Nikki Haley commented on House Republican committee findings tying the Biden family’s fortunes to suspect foreign entities in China and Romania.

House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY-01) on Wednesday addressed bank records that show payments made to companies connected to President Joe Biden’s troubled son, Hunter. Comer’s committee obtained the records through a subpoena.

Republican committee members allege that Hunter Biden traded on his powerful family name to help set up a 2016 meeting between a high-ranking Serbian and Colin Kahl, then-national security adviser to then-Vice President Joe Biden. Kahl currently serves as President Joe Biden’s Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. 

Biden family members received millions of dollars in payments from foreign entities, according to a memo obtained by CNN, raising more questions about Hunter Biden’s activities while his dad served as vice president.

“These people didn’t come to Hunter Biden because he understood world politics or that he was experienced in it, or that he understood Chinese businesses. They wanted him for the access his last name gave him,” U.S. Representative Nancy Mace (R-SC-01) said at a press conference Wednesday.

Fellow Palmetto State resident Nikki Haley said that if the allegations are true, they raise “serious questions about corruption and why the Department of Justice never acted on this information.”

“Joe Biden must be transparent with the American people about what he knew, when he knew it, and every penny his family received from foreign countries,” the former South Carolina governor and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations under President Donald Trump said in a statement.

Haley opened a three-day, four-city campaign trip to Iowa on Wednesday evening with a townhall in suburban Des Moines.

Ramaswamy praised the House Oversight Committee’s work.

“Good on @repjamescomer for exposing this influence peddling. Root out the corruption & dismantle the administrative state. That’s the only way we unify the country. That’s why I’m running for President of the United States,” the Ohio entrepreneur wrote in a tweet.

Ramaswamy is on a five-day, six-stop bus tour for his latest campaign trip to Iowa, including a rally Thursday evening in Urbandale with Governor Kim Reynolds.

The Oversight Committee said it found more than $1 million flowing from corrupt Romanian businessman Gabriel Popoviciu to the Biden family, even as then-Vice President Joe Biden paid lip service to cleaning up the corruption-plagued Eastern European nation, the New York Post reported.

“While Vice President Biden was lecturing Romania on anti-corruption policy, in reality he was a walking billboard for his son and family to collect money,” Comer said at the press conference.

Comer promised more subpoenas and pledged that his committee would fully investigate President Joe Biden’s alleged financial entanglements in Russia, Ukraine, and China.

– – –

M.D. Kittle is the National Political Editor for The Star News Network.
Photo “Vivek Ramaswamy” by Vivek Ramaswamy. Photo “Nikki Haley” by Nikki Haley.