House GOP pushes Hunter Biden probe despite thin majority

  • Hunter Biden arrives in the East Room before President Joe Biden speaks awards the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to 17 people at the White House in Washington, July 7. Come next year, Republicans have made clear, the January 6th select committee will be no more. Investigations into the president’s son, Hunter Biden, will quickly begin. And GOP priorities like border security, parents’ rights and defunding the IRS will be on fast tracks to the House floor. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

  • House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., right, and House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., arrive to speak with members of the press after a House Republican leadership meeting, Nov. 15, on Capitol Hill in Washington. McCarthy won the House Speaker nomination from his colleagues, while Scalise was voted majority leader. Even with their threadbare House majority, Republicans doubled down this week on using their new power to investigate the Biden administration and in particular the president’s son. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

WASHINGTON — Even with their threadbare House majority, Republicans doubled down this week on using their new power next year to investigate the Biden administration and, in particular, the president’s son.