Hunter Biden’s attorney, Father David Lowell, filed an ethics complaint against Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) Friday, just days after the right-wing congresswoman showed poster-sized nude images of the president’s son during a House Oversight and Accountability Committee hearing.
Lowell, in the letter to the Congressional Ethics Office, wrote that he had previously contacted the office about Greene’s defamatory statements and “bizarre dissemination of conspiracy theories” toward Hunter Biden, adding that she “has lowered herself and, by extension, the entire House…to a new level of heinous behavior” with her actions during Wednesday’s hearing.
Greene displayed the sexually explicit images during a hearing in which Internal Revenue Service whistleblowers claimed the Justice Department interfered in a Hunter Biden tax investigation. Biden recently reached an agreement to plead guilty to two misdemeanor tax charges.
Several Democrats have since taken aim at Greene for showing the series of nude photos, including Reps. Robert Garcia (D-California) and Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), a ranking Democrat on the oversight committee who told The Washington Post the display was “completely irrelevant” for the hearing.
The attorney claimed that Greene violated House ethics rules as well as standards of official conduct during the hearing, calling on the office to “promptly and decisively convict and discipline” Greene.
“While other people’s faces in the photographs were blocked out by black boxes, Ms. Greene (or her staff) took great care to ensure that Mr. Biden’s face was not blurred for the American public,” explained Lowell, who noted that Greene had suggested without evidence that his posters showed Biden “doing pornography.”
“None of her actions or statements could be considered part of legitimate legislative activity, as is apparent both from the content of her statements and her conduct and from the forums she uses to spew out her haphazard rhetoric.”
Rep. Marjorie Taylor-Greene (R-Ga.) prepares to display explicit images and an airline confirmation made by Hunter Biden during a House Oversight and Accountability Committee hearing on Wednesday. Hunter Biden’s lawyer has since called on the Congressional Ethics Office to “quickly and decisively convict and discipline” Greene for the nude photo showcase.
Lowell also criticized Greene’s social media posts in the days following the hearing, noting that she shared clips of herself holding the nude photos and distributed a link to a video with the images through her fundraising email.
The attorney also suggested that Greene’s actions may also have violated federal, District of Columbia and Georgia laws.
HuffPost has reached out to Greene to comment on the ethics complaint.