Democrat calls Gaetz the 'pot calling the kettle black' after Hunter Biden drug-use comments

Rep. Hank JohnsonHenry (Hank) C. JohnsonHouse Democrats may call new impeachment witnesses if Senate doesn't Democrats approve two articles of impeachment against Trump in Judiciary vote Democrat calls Gaetz the 'pot calling the kettle black' after Hunter Biden drug-use comments MORE (D-Ga.) knocked Rep. Matt GaetzMatthew (Matt) GaetzGaetz in Twitter battle with Florida House Republican Apple under pressure to unlock Pensacola shooter's phones Conservatives slam Warren's call to put transgender women in women's prisons MORE (R-Fla.) for a 2008 driving under the influence arrest after Gaetz read from an article mentioning drug use by Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden while the House Judiciary Committee debated impeachment articles against President TrumpDonald John TrumpSchiff pleads to Senate GOP: 'Right matters. And the truth matters.' Anita Hill to Iowa crowd: 'Statute of limitations' for Biden apology is 'up' Sen. Van Hollen releases documents from GAO investigation MORE on Thursday. 

“The pot calling the kettle black is not something we should do,” Johnson said. “I don't know which members, if any, have had any problems with substance abuse [or] been busted in DUI. But if I did, I wouldn't raise it on this committee. I don’t think it’s proper,” Johnson said.

Gaetz had previously read from a New Yorker profile of Hunter Biden. 

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"It's a little hard to believe that Burisma hired Hunter Biden to resolve their international dispute when he could not resolve his own dispute with Hertz rental car over leaving cocaine and a crack pipe in the car," Gaetz had said before Johnson's comment. 

The Florida Republican's comment came as he proposed an amendment to the abuse of power article of impeachment to replace "Joe BidenJoe BidenSchiff pleads to Senate GOP: 'Right matters. And the truth matters.' Anita Hill to Iowa crowd: 'Statute of limitations' for Biden apology is 'up' Sen. Van Hollen releases documents from GAO investigation MORE" with "Burisma and Hunter Biden" as the subject of an investigation Trump proposed to Ukraine's president. Hunter Biden served on the board of Burisma, a Ukrainian energy company.

The committee debated articles of impeachment that accuse Trump of abuse of power over his dealings with Kyiv and obstruction of Congress.