Asked by anchor Kristen Welker if he was “comfortable with a family member profiting off the last name in this town,” Clyburn replied, “You know, we all, to some extent, live so that our children can be proud of the name that we’ve given them. I have three daughters, and I want them to feel very comfortable being a Clyburn. I do know that that is very, very important for going forward, but that doesn’t mean they want them to do things that are unseemly to the name. I do want them to use the name to their benefit.”
The anchor noted, “Yet President Biden, according to one witness testimony, was on the phone 20 times with Hunter Biden’s business associates and described as pleasantries, but is that appropriate?”
Clyburn deflected, “I think it’s appropriate to be a father to your son, and if your son is having a problem, and we all know the history of the problem that Hunter has with addiction, and he is being a father to his son. You don’t impeach a man for being a father to his children.”
Congressman, if you want to be a good father to your son, you discourage him from using the family name and political power to engage in corrupt business dealings that put our national security at risk. You don’t collude with him.