Hunter Biden’s lawyer demanded on Friday that a congressional ethics watchdog examine Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s conduct during a hearing earlier this week where she showed sexually explicit but censored photos of the first son with alleged prostitutes.
“This week, your colleague has stooped, and by extension the entire House of Representatives, to a new level of heinous behavior that flagrantly violates House ethics rules and standards of official conduct,” Father Lowell wrote in a letter to the Congressional Ethics Office, got by the hill.
“If the OCE takes its responsibilities seriously, it will quickly and decisively condemn and sanction Ms. Greene for her latest actions,” the attorney wrote.
The Georgia Republican raised eyebrows Wednesday during a House Oversight Committee hearing attended by two IRS whistleblowers, Gary Shapley and Joseph Ziegler, who say the five-year government investigation into Hunter Biden was plagued with patronage.
Greene warned viewers that “parental discretion is advised” and warned that “the following images are disturbing” before exposing photographs of the first son, now 53, engaged in graphic sex acts with a series of women.
During her interrogation, the congresswoman was trying to establish whether Hunter had violated the federal Mann Act of 1910, which prohibits the transportation of women across state lines “for the purpose of prostitution or debauchery, or for any other immoral purpose.”
“Should we post this, Mr. President?” Ranking member Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) grumbled as Greene displayed footage obtained from Hunter Biden’s infamously abandoned laptop.
“Now more than ever, the House has a duty to say loud and clear that it does not condone, condone or disagree with his outrageous and disgraceful conduct and his brazen violations of standards of official conduct that do not credibly reflect the House of Representatives,” Lowell said in his letter.
The Congressional Ethics Office, established by the House of Representatives, is an independent, nonpartisan entity charged with receiving and investigating allegations of misconduct involving lawmakers and congressional staffers.
The watchdog can also take the matter to the House Ethics Committee if it finds evidence of misconduct.
Lowell accuses Greene of using his time during the hearing to “generate online clicks” and “raise funds” by “harassing and embarrassing” Hunter Biden.
The lawyer also described the actions of the Republican brandon on Wednesday as a “political coup”.
“Rather than assess the credibility of IRS agents’ testimony or review our tax laws, Ms. Greene sought to use the power of her office to generate online clicks, raise funds and provide sensationalist clips for Fox News at the expense of harassing and embarrassing Mr. Biden, a private citizen,” Lowell explained.
“This political stunt by Ms. Greene will go down as a historic event unbecoming of any member of Congress and unbecoming of the House of Representatives,” he added.
Greene’s office did not respond to the Post’s request for comment.