Rep. Jared Moskowitz (D-Fla.) went after Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.) on Thursday, mocking the House Oversight Committee chair for sending out subpoenas in his probe investigating President Biden’s family finances.
Moskowitz said Comer himself had done the same, also giving his brother a $200,000 personal loan, according to reports from The Daily Beast on Thursday.
“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, the platform formerly known as Twitter.
James Comer, Like Joe Biden, Also Paid His Brother $200K
James Comer is going after Joe Biden because he loaned his brother, James Biden, $200,000. If that's the standard, James Comer may want to investigate himself.
Republicans nevertheless continued to treat this as fascinating — I’m honestly not sure why — acting as if the loan and repayment were evidence of something nefarious. The claims have never made much sense, and after seeing this Daily Beast report, the GOP’s line of attack suddenly looks worse.
According to Kentucky property records, Comer and his own brother have engaged in land swaps related to their family farming business. In one deal—also involving $200,000, as well as a shell company—the more powerful and influential Comer channeled extra money to his brother, seemingly from nothing. Other recent land swaps were quickly followed with new applications for special tax breaks, state records show. All of this, perplexingly, related to the dealings of a family company that appears to have never existed on paper. But unlike with the Bidens, Comer’s own history actually borders a conflict of interest between his official government role and his private family business—and it’s been going on for decades.
The Daily Beast added, if Comer genuinely believes the Biden family’s transactions clear the “shady business practices” bar, “he might want to consider a parallel inquiry into his own family.”