Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) slammed Attorney General Merrick Garland's appointment of a special counsel in the Justice Department's investigation into Hunter Biden as a "forceful sign" that nothing has changed in the department.
Scott claimed the appointment of special counsel David Weiss was another example of the Justice Department treating the first son with "kid gloves," and was one more sign the department could not be trusted.
"Appointing David as the special counsel is like keeping the concept of the DOJ protecting Democrats while hunting Republicans," Scott said on Saturday. "I can't think of a more forceful sign that nothing has changed, and that's bad for America. It's bad for justice, and frankly, it's bad for everyday Americans who ask the question, 'Can I trust the DOJ?' The answer is emphatically no."
Scott added that President Joe Biden and Garland should be fired from their positions, in order to restore trust in the Justice Department.
Garland appointed Weiss as the special counsel in the Hunter Biden affairs on Friday, citing "extraordinary circumstances" related to the events and "public interest." But the move has been slammed by Republicans because Weiss had attempted to negotiate a plea deal for Hunter Biden that critics referred to as a "sweetheart" offer.
"If Weiss negotiated the sweetheart deal that couldn't get approved, how can he be trusted as a Special Counsel?" House Speaker Kevin McCarthy posted to X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter. "House Republicans will continue to pursue the facts for the American people."
This action by Biden’s DOJ cannot be used to obstruct congressional investigations or whitewash the Biden family corruption.— Kevin McCarthy (@SpeakerMcCarthy) August 11, 2023
If Weiss negotiated the sweetheart deal that couldn’t get approved, how can he be trusted as a Special Counsel?
House Republicans will continue to pursue…
Scott said he supports an impeachment inquiry into the president and his role in the Hunter Biden scandal because he believes the "cookie crumb trails" lead to the Biden family and not just Hunter Biden. McCarthy has toyed with the idea of opening an impeachment inquiry into the president but did not open one prior to the chamber's August recess.
"We need to gather all the facts, all the information so that justice can be served before the American people," Scott said. "I have confidence in Kevin McCarthy and the House's ability to do their job and to bring all that information that's been hidden since as early as 2019 to light. That's what the American people want to see is the truth."
Scott, who is seeking the Republican nomination for president, added that there are currently two tiers of justice in the United States: One for the elite, and one for everyone else.
"Thank God for a House majority in the hands of the Republican Party that are looking forward to presenting the truth," Scott said. "Not a biased approach, but just as simple facts so the American people can make their own decision and come to the same conclusions that the rest of everyday Americans are coming to. Your justice system cannot last."