‘Whistleblower X’ Is A Gay Democrat, Hopes To Be Good ‘Example’ For ‘LGBTQ People’
House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. James Comer (R-KY) is seen in front of a newspaper page with a photograph of Hunter Biden and his father President Joe Biden during the Protecting Speech from Government Interference and Social Media hearing with former Twitter employees before the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability at the Rayburn House Office Building on Wednesday February 08, 2023 in Washington, DC.
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The mysterious “Whistleblower X” set to testify before a House committee about the federal investigation of Hunter Biden on Wednesday is a gay Democrat and says he wants to set a good example for the LGBTQ community.

A 13-year special agent with the Internal Revenue Service‘s Criminal Investigation Division, the whistleblower was publicly identified as Joseph Ziegler when he appeared to testify alongside his supervisor, Gary Shapely, concerning the alleged mishandling of the probe into President Joe Biden‘s son.

His 15-page opening statement, published on the House Oversight Committee website ahead of the hearing set for 1 p.m. ET, mostly addresses the investigation but also makes a little room to address the issue of identity politics and argues against the idea that he might be a “traitor” to his party.

“I had recently heard an elected official say that I must be more credible, because I am a gay Democrat married to a man,” the whistleblower says without identifying the official.

“I’m no more credible than this man sitting next to me due to my sexual orientation or my political beliefs,” he adds.


“I was raised and have always strived to do what is right. I have heard from some, that I am a traitor to the Democratic Party and that I am causing more division in our society,” the whistleblower says. “I implore you, that if you were put in my position with the facts as I have stated them, that you would be doing the exact same thing — regardless of your political party affiliation.”

“I hope that I am an example to other LGBTQ people out there, who are questioning doing the right thing at a potential cost to themselves and others. We should ALWAYS do the right thing, no matter how painful the process might be,” the whistleblower says. “I kind of equate this to coming out, it was honestly one of the hardest things I ever had to do. I contemplated scenarios that would have been highly regrettable. But I did what was right and I am sitting in front of you here today.”

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