C-SPAN became Skinemax Wednesday as one member of Congress brandished explicit photos of first son Hunter Biden and another said former President Donald Trump was guilty of triggering an “erection.”
The salacious sideshows came as the House Oversight and Judiciary committees separately debated holding Hunter, 53, in contempt for defying subpoenas that required him to appear Dec. 13 for a deposition about President Biden’s role in foreign business ventures.
“[These are] pictures that Hunter Biden had produced and uploaded to porn websites,” Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) said during the Oversight Committee hearing, holding up a poster board with four photos from Hunter’s abandoned laptop.
“And it’s marked out, these are marked out showing proof of [anti-prostitution] Mann Act violations,” Greene said over a clamor of Democratic objections. “Democrats should not be offended by pictures that are black out things, they should be offended by actual human trafficking.”
One photo showed a woman cupping the engorged penis of President Biden’s son, though the actual body part was covered with a black box on the poster.
Hours earlier, in the Judiciary Committee, Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), made a Freudian slip while attempting to steer the discussion away from President Biden’s interactions with his son and brother James Biden’s associates from China, Ukraine and other countries.
“If we’re going to talk about outrageous things that have happened or things that have never happened, let’s talk about the fact that President Trump incited an erection,” the Progressive Caucus chairwoman said, before laughing to indicate she misspoke.
“Maybe that too!” Jayapal quickly added.
The error previously was made by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) ahead of Trump’s Senate trial after the House impeached the 45th president for allegedly inciting a mob of his supporters to storm the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, to disrupt certification of Biden’s Electoral College victory.
“You could talk about that too, I guess,” Rep. Dan Bishop (R-NC) laughingly told Jayapal.
“Maybe we should talk about that too,” she replied, before continuing, “the president incited an insurrection —.”
Hunter Biden briefly appeared at the Oversight Committee hearing, outraging Republican members, but left after about 17 minutes and did not make a cameo before the Judiciary panel.
Greene previously outraged Democrats by brandishing similar images at a committee hearing in July. In both cases, the actual sex acts were concealed, even though the context of the photos made clear what they depicted.
“It’s not pornography, it’s appropriately censored evidence,” Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) told outraged ranking member Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) on Wednesday.
“This is not ‘The Jerry Springer Show!” Raskin shouted at one point in response.
The Republican majority on the committee voted to allow the pictures into the official record.
Comer argued that the images were relevant to the impeachment inquiry into alleged Biden family corruption because potential sex trafficking charges were considered by authorities as part of a long-running investigation, according to two IRS whistleblowers who alleged a coverup to shield Joe and Hunter Biden.
Greene said that “I’m especially offended by the women on this committee that don’t care about these women’s rights — they’re victims of Hunter Biden.”
“If that were in a book she would censor it,” Raskin exclaimed, “but she wants to advertise it through the House of Representatives.”
During the debate, Raskin said that he would like to gain access to Hunter’s laptop files, which have been in FBI possession since 2019 and whose contents were first reported by The Post in late 2020 and published in searchable form in 2022 by the conservative non-profit Marco Polo.
“Will you make the laptop available to the Democrats so that we can look at it?” Raskin asked, adding, “we don’t know who made those pictures.”
Rep. Anna Paulina Luna (R-Fla.) chimed in, “I can give you a copy of it,” citing Marco Polo’s publication of the records.
“That would probably be something good to read,” Comer chimed in, adding: “You spent a lot of time investigating the former president and you haven’t spent any time on this. You all are three or four steps behind.”
Rep. Jared Moskowitz (D-Fla.) later attempted to re-direct the hearing to focus on Trump by brandishing a large photo of the former president with the late convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
When Republicans objected to that image, Raskin fired back: “Would you accept a pornographic photo?”