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

Rep. Hank JohnsonHenry (Hank) C. JohnsonProgressives urge Democrats to hear from federal judge deeply critical of Roberts, conservatives House approves bill banning flavored tobacco products Clinton advises checking your voter registration during Trump's State of the Union MORE (D-Ga.) knocked Rep. Matt GaetzMatthew (Matt) GaetzTrump signs order targeting social media firms' legal protections Trump to order review of law protecting social media firms after Twitter spat: report On The Money: US tops 100,000 coronavirus deaths with no end in sight | How lawmaker ties helped shape Fed chairman's COVID-19 response | Tenants fear mass evictions 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 TrumpMinneapolis erupts for third night, as protests spread, Trump vows retaliation Stocks open mixed ahead of Trump briefing on China The island that can save America 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. 


"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 BidenBiden campaign cancels fundraiser with Mueller prosecutor Twitter joins Democrats to boost mail-in voting — here's why The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - George Floyd's death sparks protests, National Guard activation 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.