Though former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter weren't the ones on trial in the impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, they played a key role in the historic event.
In case you need a refresher, the President was impeached for withholding congressionally approved aid to pressure Ukraine's president to open investigations into the Bidens. Trump later claimed that Hunter Biden's board position with a Ukrainian energy company—and his father's calls to fire the prosecutor investigating the company—amounted to corruption.
Wrongdoing on the part of the Bidens is widely thought to be little more than a conspiracy theory, but with Joe Biden's campaign revived after the Super Tuesday primaries, Republicans are now setting their sights on reviving the investigation as well.
Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) is seeking to subpoena a potential witness regarding Burisma and the Bidens.
SCOOP: Chairman Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committee @RonJohnsonWI wants to subpoena witness… https://t.co/gfaQ0QQOCf— Catherine Herridge (@Catherine Herridge) 1583159587.0
Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT), who was all but exiled from his party after becoming the only Republican who voted to convict President Donald Trump in the impeachment trial, is calling the effort for what it is.
Sen. Romney: “There's no question but that the appearance of looking into Burisma and Hunter Biden appears politica… https://t.co/QG722WuLvI— NBC Politics (@NBC Politics) 1583435477.0
"There's no question but that the appearance of looking into Burisma and Hunter Biden appears political, and I think people are tired of these kind of political investigations and would hope that if there's something of significance that needs to be evaluated, that it would be done by perhaps the FBI or some other agency as perhaps a committee of our body."
It's worth noting that the Trump administration expressed no concern in regards to the Bidens and Burisma until Biden announced his candidacy for President, exacerbating the political motivations laid out by Romney.
People respected Romney's consistency.
@NBCPolitics The only Moral GOP survivor...— Sane John (@Sane John) 1583435516.0
Mitt Romney is an exemplary example of a public servant. People may agree or disagree with this policy views, but h… https://t.co/ozHzuAa4Vc— Alisa (@Alisa) 1583437639.0
@NBCPolitics Thank you for having the courage to put America first Senator. It is so sad that the rest of the GOP c… https://t.co/Eh2k8TKEW1— GARY HARTMAN (@GARY HARTMAN) 1583437046.0
And they agreed with his assessment that the investigation was politically motivated.
What a coincidence! Biden moves ahead in the polls, and Ron Johnson wants to subpoena witnesses about Burisma. I… https://t.co/h5mYhaMVbb— Teri Kanefield (@Teri Kanefield) 1583174931.0
What a massive coincidence that the very moment Joe Biden's campaign regains momentum, the Burisma story we've hear… https://t.co/FsrqxqyxiH— Susan Hennessey (@Susan Hennessey) 1583167121.0
It took less than 48 hours for Hunter Biden to re-appear in the news after Biden's South Carolina win. A letter fro… https://t.co/Nicf9cKf7y— andrew kaczynski🤔 (@andrew kaczynski🤔) 1583167739.0
👉Hours after Biden's big victory in South Carolina, GOP senators are circling back to Burisma. (and, yes, Congress… https://t.co/RYYCjZvREu— Heidi Przybyla (@Heidi Przybyla) 1583167727.0
The timing is interesting, to say the least.