“Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd took issue with Sen. Ron Johnson’s (R-WI) insistence that Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden, has broken the law and pointed out that Johnson has yet to investigate the actions of former Trump administration adviser Jared Kushner.
During an interview with Johnson, Todd asked the senator:
“Senator, do you have a crime that you think Hunter Biden committed. Because I’ve yet to see anybody explain. It is not a crime to make money off of your last name.”
The Marco Polo report was published by a right-wing group, is 634 pages long, and provides virtually no concrete evidence of any crimes committed by Hunter Biden.
That led the host to counter:
“Chuck, is it a crime to be soliciting and purchasing prostitution in potentially European sex trafficking operations? Is that a crime? Because Chuck Grassley and I laid out about $30,000 paid by Hunter Biden to those types of individuals over December of 2018, 2019, about $30,000. That’s about the same time that President Biden offered to pay about $100,000 of Hunter Biden’s bills. I mean, again, that’s just some information. I don’t know exactly if it’s a crime.”
Todd reminded Johnson about Jared Kushner:
The senator huffily replied:
That’s when Todd laid a smackdown on the the senator:
Attempting to regain control of the interview, Johnson then accused Todd of being the problem:
“Chuck, you know, part of the problem — and this is pretty obvious to anybody watching this — is you don’t invite me on to interview me. You invite me on to argue with me. You know, I’m just trying to lay out the facts that certainly Senator Grassley and I uncovered.
“And part of the reason are our politics are inflamed is we do not have an unbiased media. We don’t. It’s unfortunate.
“Primarily it occurs from the left.”
That led Todd to drop a nuclear bomb of truth on the senator:
“Senator, look, we’re trying to deal with issues here and facts. You can go back on your partisan cable cocoon and talk about media bias all you want, I understand it’s part of your identity.”