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Romney: Biden, Burisma probe ‘appears political’

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) said on Thursday that a GOP investigation into Hunter Biden and Ukrainian gas company Burisma “appears political,” and that people are “tired” of political investigations. 

“There’s no question but that the appearance of looking into Burisma and Hunter Biden appears political, and I think people are tired of these kind of political investigations,” Romney told reporters.

Romney’s skepticism could signal a significant roadblock for Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson’s (R-Wis.) efforts to subpoena a former consultant for a U.S. firm with ties to Burisma.

Romney, a member of the committee, has not yet said if he will support the subpoena.

Because Sen. Gary Peters (Mich.), the top Democrat on the committee, is opposing it, Johnson will need a simple majority to issue the subpoena.

Republicans hold an 8-6 majority on the committee. That means a “no” vote from Romney will result in a 7-7 tie, which would result in the subpoena failing.  

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