Rep. Greg Steube (R-FL) said that President Joe Biden’s business dealings represented “treasonous activity from the highest level of office in our country.” Steube’s comments come as House Republicans probe a number of alleged payments made to the Biden family from foreign sources.
The Florida Republican made the comments during an interview with conservative online personality Benny Johnson. According to Steube, should a Republican take the White House in the next election, Biden would come under particular scrutiny.
🚨BREAKING: @RepGregSteube says Joe Biden’s involvement in Hunter’s foreign business deals “100% rises to the level of TREASON”.
“This is treasonous activity from the highest level of office in our country.” pic.twitter.com/m9XYykHeAX
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) July 3, 2023
Johnson argued that the “Biden crime syndicate” received payments from nations in the Middle East, as well as Russia and China. The host described them as “a lot of countries that don’t like America and don’t like the way we do business here.”
He said that “it seems as though they are strip mining this nation and selling us off for parts to some of our biggest enemies.”
“I hundred percent believe it rises to the level of treason,” Steube said.
The representative said that he hoped that should a Republican win in 2024, “they will move forward with charges like that.”
Steube currently sits on the House Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government. In that role, he hopes that a new Republican administration would “get rid of jokers” and replace them with individuals “who care about the country.”
The Florida Republican is not the only high-profile member of Congress calling for further investigation into the Biden family’s business deals.
In particular, a number of Republicans expressed concern about a potential series of bribes to the Biden family from a Ukrainian businessman. According to testimony from an FBI informant, an executive from the energy company Burisma, spoke of a possible $5 million bribe to each Biden and his son Hunter.
Hunter Biden sat on the board of Burisma at a stipend of about $1 million per year.
Congressional Republicans, including House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), are discussing separate possible probes into both the president and Attorney General Merrick Garland related to Hunter Biden’s business dealings.