Thursday, June 1, 2023

DeSantis: Hunter Biden Would Have Been In Jail 'Years Ago' If He Were A Republican 
Sarah Arnold / Townhall Tipsheet

Republican presidential candidate Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla) ripped the Biden Administration apart during his trip to Iowa, claiming that Washington D.C. has been "weaponized." 

Promising to send President Joe Biden "back to his basement," DeSantis also fired shots at Hunter Biden, who is currently under investigation by the GOP for its shady overseas business dealings. 

Going into his fifth year of being investigated, the governor claimed that Hunter Biden "would have been in jail years ago" if he were a Republican. 

"Two different sets of rules depending on whether you're a member in good standing of elite society or not," DeSantis said. "We have a bureaucracy that our Founding Fathers would find unrecognizable. It is an unaccountable, weaponized, administrative state that unevenly wields authority depending on its targets."

DeSantis's Iowa visit marked his first stop on a three-state, 12-city tour that will also take place in the first two primary states— New Hampshire and South Carolina. 

House Passes Debt Deal to Avoid Default
Spencer Brown / Townhall Tipsheet
With barely five days remaining until the projected "X-date" on which the United States is set to default on its debt, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) brought the Fiscal Responsibility Act — legislation resulting from a negotiated spending deal made with President Joe Biden — to the floor for consideration.

House Financial Services Committee Chairman Patrick McHenry (R-NC) heralded the successful vote on the Fiscal Responsibility Act, calling it "the most conservative spending package during my time in Congress" and "the largest deficit-reduction bill in at least a decade," one that "will fundamentally change the spending trajectory in Washington."

McHenry added:

"For the first time in a debt-limit negotiation, the U.S. government will spend less money than it did the year before. We achieved historic spending cuts that will help bring down inflation, consequential reforms to help Americans get out of poverty and back into the workforce, claw backs of billions of dollars of COVID...Read more and see tweets here.