Fact Check: Video Does NOT Show Sen. John Kennedy Exposing Hunter Biden In Congress

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  • by: Kaiyah Clarke
Fact Check: Video Does NOT Show Sen. John Kennedy Exposing Hunter Biden In Congress Wrong Topic

Does a video show Sen. John Kennedy "exposing" Hunter Biden, son of President Joe Biden, in Congress? No, that's not true: The video in a post making the claim shows an unrelated clip of Kennedy questioning voting rights activist Stacey Abrams of Georgia in a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. The post has a clickbait headline apparently to draw attention to a Facebook page.

The claim appeared in a Facebook post (archived here) on September 13, 2022 under the title "We Need To Stop Him, Or America Will ๐‚๐ซ๐ฎ๐ฆ๐›๐ฅ๐ž!- John Kennedy ๐„๐—๐๐Ž๐’๐„๐ƒ Hunter Biden ๐ข๐ง ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ." The video opened with Sen. Cory Booker speaking:

I think I'm going to call on Senator Kennedy instead. Senator Kennedy.

This is what the post looked like on Facebook at the time of writing:

John Kennedy Exposed Hunter Biden Image.png

(Source: Facebook screenshot taken on Tue Sept 14 16:35:57 2022 UTC)

The footage shows Kennedy questioning Stacey Abrams on voting rights in a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on April 20, 2021. During the seven-minute, 17-second video of his remarks, Kennedy never mentions Hunter Biden or says anything about "exposing" him.

At the time of writing, a search of Google News produced no stories about "John Kennedy exposing Hunter Biden in congress."

This is not the first time Lead Stories has reported on political clickbait headlines in social media posts. Similar fact checks can be found here, here, and here.

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  Kaiyah Clarke

Kaiyah Clarke is a fact-checker at Lead Stories. She is a graduate of Florida A&M University with a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism and is currently pursuing an M.S. in Journalism. When she is not fact-checking or researching counter-narratives in society, she is often found reading a book on the New York Times Bestseller List.

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