Republican firebrand Rep. Nancy Mace of South Carolina sent a withering rebuke Hunter Biden’s way on Wednesday. Mace’s comments resulted in Democratic Rep. Jasmine Crockett of Texas scolding Mace for using words she said were reserved for those of a different party and race.
It was that kind of a contentious day Wednesday after Hunter Biden, who has refused to respond to a congressional subpoena, made a very public appearance in the committee room where the House Oversight Committee was meeting.
Mace erupted, as shown in a video posted to X.
“My first question is who bribed Hunter Biden to be here today? That’s my first question. Second question, you are the epitome of white privilege. Coming into the Oversight Committee, spitting in our face, ignoring a Congressional subpoena to be deposed. What are you afraid of? You have no balls to come up here,” Mace said.
.@RepNancyMace: “Who bribed Hunter Biden to be here today? That’s my first question. Second question, you are the epitome of white privilege…what are you afraid of? You have no balls to come up here…” pic.twitter.com/Wd9WbMP5bJ
— CSPAN (@cspan) January 10, 2024
“I think that Hunter Biden should be arrested right here right now and go straight to jail,” Mace said after an interruption.
“Our nation is founded on the rule of law and the premise that the law applies equally to everyone no matter what your last name is,” she said as other voices tried to interrupt her, before Committee Chair Rep. James Comer of Kentucky allowed Republican Rep. Andy Biggs of Arizona to speak.
“Are we gonna continue on with this blatant interruption? This is absurd and inappropriate,” Biggs said. “I intend to give my statement. I don’t intend to have anybody interrupt it. I’m not gonna interrupt your statements. I think you should have decorum and courtesy and don’t act like a bunch of nimrods.”
Mace later finished her comments to Hunter Biden, according to The Hill.
“It does not matter who you are, where you come from or who your father is or your last name. Yes, I’m looking at you Hunter Biden as I’m speaking to you: you are not above the law at all,” she said, adding, “you [broke the law] so flagrantly, you showed up on the Hill on the Senate side the day of that congressional subpoena to defy it and spit in the face of this committee. That’s what you did.”
“The question the American people are asking us is, what is Hunter Biden so afraid of? Why can’t you show up for a Congressional deposition? You’re here for a political stunt. This is just a PR stunt to you, this is just a game you are playing with the American people. You’re playing with the truth.”
She wrapped up her comments by saying, “You play stupid games, you win stupid prizes.”
“I just can get over the gentlelady from South Carolina talking about white privilege,” Crockett said.
“It was a spit in the face, at least of mine as a black woman, for you to talk about what white privilege looks like, especially from that side of the aisle,” she said.
.@RepJasmine responds to @RepNancyMace‘s ‘white privilege’ comment: “I can’t get over the gentle lady from South Carolina talking about white privilege. It was a spit in the face, at last of mine, as a black woman, for you to talk about what white privilege looks like.” pic.twitter.com/1nqguqZ5GV
— CSPAN (@cspan) January 10, 2024
“So let me tell you something. Y’all don’t know what white privilege looks like,” she said.
On Wednesday, Mace responded to Crockett’s criticism by saying she was a ranking member of the Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Subcommittee and takes “great pride as a white female Republican to address the inadequacies in our country,” according to The Hill.
Mace noted that in her district “rich and poor is literally black and white, black versus white on most days.”
This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.