Missouri Senator Josh Hawley gave a not-so-hypothetical question to Supreme Court Nominee Amy Coney Barrett at Wednesday's nomination hearing.
Hawley gave Coney Barrett a hypothetical regarding foreign interference after Democrat Senator Patrick Leahy asked about the Foreign Monuments Clause, and whether or not it was a foreign corruption law. Leahy's question made direct reference to President Trump, and various accusations that have been made against him.
In response, Hawley posed the following question:
"Since [Leahy] asked you about foreign influence in government, I think it's only fair to ask, hypothetically speaking... If there were a Vice President to the United States, who—hypothetically—had an adult son who hypothetically worked for a foreign oligarch, who then sold access to his father, the Vice President, and his father then intervened in a case to make sure that the oligarch wasn't prosecuted, would that constitute the kind of foreign corruption that the constitution is concerned about?"
Amy Coney Barrett then, of course, responded that she would remain consistent in not provide an answer to a hypothetical.
The question comes following a bombshell New York Post exclusive that showed the connection between Hunter Biden, Joe Biden, and money the elder Biden held hostage from Ukraine until that nation fired the prosecutor that was looking into energy giant Burisma, on whose board the younger Biden sat.