Ways and Means Chairman Jason Smith (R-MO) is warning of the potential consequences of Hunter Biden’s refusal to comply with the subpoena House Committees served him in the impeachment inquiry into his father, President Joe Biden.

During an interview with Fox News on Sunday, Smith condemned Hunter’s decision to speak at a press event right outside the U.S. Capitol Building while blowing off a scheduled deposition.

“If you or I or any other American would do that, we would be prosecuted,” he said, pointing out existing concerns about a “two-tiered justice system” in which Hunter is given preferential treatment in the Department of Justice investigation into him.

He then warned that a “constitutional crisis” might be looming.

Smith, who is at the forefront of the impeachment probe, further said, “The fact that Hunter Biden was supposed to be in the halls of that building going through a congressional subpoena, through depositions, and he defied that by standing on the footsteps of the Capitol and doing a press conference, the fact that he is the president’s son, and he’s doing that, is creating a very severe constitutional crisis.”

Last Wednesday, on the day of Hunter’s scheduled deposition, he held a press event outside the Capitol and gave a long speech, attacking House Republicans and insisting on a public hearing instead of a closed-door interview.

Accusing House Republicans of bringing up baseless claims against him and the Biden family, he said, “I’m here today to make sure the House committee’s illegitimate investigations of my family do not proceed on distortions, manipulated evidence, and lies.”

Hunter’s defiance has not done much for him other than give talking points to those on the left. Instead, it was followed with a vote by the GOP-led House to formalize the impeachment inquiry, a decision that gives the House investigation into Biden and his family a stronger leg to stand on. This gives more legal authority for investigators to enforce subpoenas and to avoid getting stonewalled by the White House.