Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) suggested that President Joe Biden's administration inappropriately appointed an attorney to temporarily head the Department of Justice's criminal division, and he was served up a slew of reminders about the recently departed administration's appointees.
The newly elected president's younger son Hunter Biden hired former federal prosecutor Chris Clark to assist in his possible criminal defense in December, and his father nominated Nicholas McQuaid, one of Clark's partners at the law firm Latham & Watkins, to serve as principal deputy assistant attorney general in the criminal division.
There's no indication that McQuaid, also a former federal prosecutor, did any work on the Hunter Biden investigation for possible tax and money laundering activities, but he did jointly represent at least one Latham client with Clark before started at the Department of Justice.
Cornyn, like Fox News host Tucker Carlson, suggested an improper relationship between the Biden family and McQuaid -- but other social media users pointed out his hypocrisy.
Ex-colleague of Hunter Biden's lawyer gets top DOJ post https://t.co/7UlHwGjNgK
— Senator John Cornyn (@JohnCornyn) February 2, 2021
Well there you go! What are the odds a lawyer would know another lawyer?
— Seth Masket (@smotus) February 2, 2021
Did you know a colleague of Ivanka's got a top WH post and that it was actually Ivanka?
— Grudgie the Whale (@grudging1) February 2, 2021
Remember when Bill Barr's actual fucking son-in-law got hired in the White House Counsel's office?
Yeah, you remember. You're just a hypocrite.
— Elie Mystal (@ElieNYC) February 2, 2021
Jared & Ivanka we're running the country without valid security clearance. You need to sit down Seditionist Senator.
— Regina Marston for Congress CA 42 (@Marston4ca42) February 2, 2021
So a lawyer who's friends with another lawyer, got a job with @TheJusticeDept as a..... lawyer, Inspector Clouseau? Do I have that right? You need more fiber in your diet.
— Andrew C Laufer, Esq (@lauferlaw) February 2, 2021
You think that sounds suspicious, then you're gonna be really upset when you learn about Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner.
— Anita Creamer (@AnitaCreamer) February 2, 2021
The entire Trump family, children, spouses, partners grifted off of this nation for four years, John.
You should stop licking his boots. He's gone, honey.
— John Pavlovitz (@johnpavlovitz) February 2, 2021
Things @JohnCornyn was cool with: Ivanka/Jared w/ Top Secret Clearance; Bill Barr's SIL in the WH & daughter at Treasury. Jared's college roommate on basically every council; Eric in the room for Coronavirus TF meetings; postings for wedding planners and purse designers....
— Dallas Gal 🇺🇸🇵🇷🇸🇪🤘🏻🖖 (@dfw_gal) February 2, 2021
wake me up when hunter biden gets a job in the admin like ivanka and jared
— jack mcgraw (@redmcgraw1) February 2, 2021
It's funny that this is a concern of yours now. Ethics is now important after arguing for four years that Trump should have whoever he wants no matter how bad it looked ethically. This is another example of why repubs can't be trusted.
— Guilty of Readultery (@opiesmom2) February 2, 2021
Lol. Really man. Ivanka and Jared worked in the White House and directed government contracts to themselves and their friends. Some random guy who worked with a lawyer got a job in Washington? Wow what a shocker.
Trump literally got 5 people killed trying to overthrow America
— culled cub (@starwarsnewsboo) February 2, 2021