‘Ballsy’: Hunter Biden chats up GOP leader Kevin McCarthy’s mother at last week’s state dinner

During President Joe Biden’s first state dinner earlier this month, his youngest son, Hunter, reportedly approached his potential future inquisitor, incoming House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, and sparked a conversation with his mother.

“At one point during that dinner, Hunter Biden walked up to a group including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and said hello to McCarthy’s mother, according to people familiar with the exchange who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss a private interaction,” The Washington Post reported Saturday.

“To some, it seemed a classic Biden-style moment of trying to charm an adversary,” the Post added.

Politico Playbook went so far as to call Biden’s bold move to chat up the GOP leader and his mother “ballsy.”

As previously reported, House Republicans intend to launch an investigation into Hunter’s shady business habits as soon as they formally retake the House next month.

This is what made Hunter’s presence at the state dinner so notable — the fact that it was contrasted by the presence of some of the same congressional Republicans who intend to investigate his history of corrupt business practices, including McCarthy.

Indeed, at one point during the dinner, “McCarthy brushed off a question about whether it will be awkward attending a dinner with the president’s son,” as reported by the Daily Mail.

“I’m at dinner with my mom so I’m going to have a great time,” McCarthy replied.

The Post’s reporting about Hunter briefly speaking with McCarthy’s mother was part of a larger report about how the 52-year-old art aficionado and his allies are preparing to go to war against his congressional investigators.

“Hunter Biden’s friend and lawyer Kevin Morris was blunt in laying out his thoughts at a strategy session last September on an expected onslaught of investigations by House Republicans: It was crucial, Morris suggested, for Hunter Biden’s camp to be more aggressive,” the rest of the report reads.

“Morris, at the meeting in his California home, described defamation lawsuits the team could pursue against the presidential son’s critics, including Fox News, Eric Trump and Rudy Giuliani. He outlined extensive research on two potential witnesses against Hunter Biden — a spurned business partner named Tony Bobulinski and a computer repairman named John Paul Mac Isaac,” it continues.

Hunter himself also reportedly participated in the meeting, albeit by via. Also in attendance was David Brock, the radical far-leftist who founded the left-wing propaganda group Media Matters.

“They feel that there is a whole counternarrative missing because of the whole Hunter-hater narrative out there. What we really got into was more the meat of it, the meat of what a response would look like,” Brock said in a statement to the Post.

According to the Post, in addition to working with Morris, Hunter has also hired a team of researchers and several lawyers to help him with this counter-attack. The White House and Democrat National Committee are also reportedly involved.

“[T]he White House and the Democratic National Committee have developed their own strategies for dealing with what could be a political firestorm around the president’s son,” according to the Post.

“Bob Bauer, a former White House counsel under President Barack Obama, is set to represent President Biden in a personal capacity should the need arise. And a trio of Democratic-aligned outside groups has stepped up to provide rapid response and other communications,” the Post notes.

Dovetailing back to the state dinner, McCarthy’s presence at the event alongside Hunter Biden did anger some Republicans like Rep. Matt Gaetz, who’s among a group within the party who’re maneuvering to keep McCarthy out of the speakership role next month.

“Tonight Kevin McCarthy had dinner with Hunter Biden at a state dinner with Macron to rally support for more US aid to Ukraine. He should not be Speaker,” Gaetz tweeted after the dinner.

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The dinner itself also sparked outrage because of the contrast between the elite dining on lobster (reportedly at taxpayer expense) and the American people struggling to put food on their tables.

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