All Republicans on the Committee supported the decision, and all Democrats voted against it.
The Republican-controlled Senate Committee on Wednesday decided to send a subpoena as part of an investigation related to Hunter Biden – the son of former Vice President Joe Biden, the main rival of US President Donald Trump in the fight for re-election.
Senators who are members of the Committee on internal security and public administration voted on a partisan basis. All Republicans (8) supported the resolution requiring documents related to Biden Jr.’s work at the Ukrainian energy company Burisma, while all Democrats (6) opposed it.
The proposal to send a subpoena to get information from Blue Star Strategies, a firm that worked with Burisma, came from the head of the Committee, Ron Johnson.
“Senator Johnson should have worked overtime to save American lives – but instead, he seeks to save the President’s job,” Biden campaign spokesman Andrew Bates said.