House Majority Leader Steve Scalise called Weiss’ appointment “outrageous.” “Don’t be fooled. Garland appointing Weiss as a sham special counsel on Hunter is a way to block info from Congress while claiming they’re investigating,” he tweeted. “Weiss approved the sweetheart plea deal. This is an even better deal for Hunter since charges may never come.”
This action by Biden’s DOJ cannot be used to obstruct congressional investigations or whitewash the Biden family corruption.If Weiss negotiated the sweetheart deal that couldn’t get approved, how can he be trusted as a Special Counsel? House Republicans will continue to pursue… — Kevin McCarthy (@SpeakerMcCarthy) August 11, 2023
Commenting on an Associated Press report about Weiss’ appointment, Republican Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina tweeted, “A year too late.”
Don’t be fooled. Garland appointing Weiss as a sham special counsel on Hunter is a way to block info from Congress while claiming they’re investigating.Weiss approved the sweetheart plea deal. This is an even better deal for Hunter since charges may never come. Outrageous. — Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) August 11, 2023
“Weiss — who orchestrated Hunter’s sweetheart plea deal — has ZERO credibility,” said Republican Rep. Andrew Clyde of Georgia.
A year too late. https://t.co/IZ0rleIvMq— Thom Tillis (@ThomTillis) August 11, 2023
Other Republicans who blasted the DOJ over Weiss’ appointment included Reps. Jim Jordan, Lauren Boebert and James Comer, who is leading the congressional investigation into alleged Biden family corruption.
Attorney General Merrick Garland just appointed David Weiss as Special Counsel to “investigate” Hunter Biden.Weiss—who orchestrated Hunter’s sweetheart plea deal—has ZERO credibility. This is nothing more than an attempt to conceal the Biden Crime Family’s corruption. — Rep. Andrew Clyde (@Rep_Clyde) August 11, 2023
Thought we had the plea agreement all worked out.Now Weiss needs to be special counsel? What? — Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) August 11, 2023
Merrick Garland just announced that he will appoint US Attorney Weiss as Special Counsel to look into Hunter Biden’s matters.This is the same US Attorney who just tried to give Hunter a sweetheart deal. Given how Hunter has been treated this far, pardon me if I’m not extremely… — Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) August 11, 2023
Biden attorney Abbe Lowell was unimpressed by the appointment of a Weiss as special counsel. “His title became ‘special counsel’ today. His powers were the same yesterday,” Lowell told CNN on Friday. “So what’s different? It doesn’t make any difference to us given what we understood to be the case.” This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
🚨STATEMENT🚨This move by AG Garland is part of the Justice Department’s efforts to attempt a Biden family coverup in light of @GOPoversight‘s mounting evidence of President Biden’s role in his family’s schemes selling ‘the brand’ for millions of dollars to foreign nationals. pic.twitter.com/ZXMB1ngFX1 — Rep. James Comer (@RepJamesComer) August 11, 2023