Curious about foreign influence after another lawmaker broached it on Wednesday, Sen. Josh Hawley (R., Mo.) asked Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett whether a hypothetical vice president whose hypothetical adult son worked for a foreign oligarch and sold hypothetical access to that vice president constituted corruption.

He appeared to be asking about Joe Biden’s son Hunter, whose work for a Ukrainian gas company and the access it afforded to his father has dogged the elder Biden’s presidential campaign.