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I know any father wants to defend some offspring, but President Joe Biden needs to face some uncomfortable facts about his relationship with his infamously wayward child.
Robert Hunter Biden has spent the better part of his adult life as a drug-addicted, morally bankrupt failson wastrel who’s hardly competent enough for his current position — which, last we checked, involved being a not-quite-starving starving artist.
Ordinarily, this wouldn’t be anyone’s concern but the Biden family’s. The problem is that, while Hunter was so deeply mired in substance abuse and debauchery that he was serially filming himself with sex workers while combing the carpets of his home for specks of crack and/or parmesan cheese, he was also making deals with major business players in China, Ukraine and Central America — deals to which he almost certainly brought nothing to the table but his last name and its proximity to power and influence.
The president has tried to push this aside, professing the undying love of a father while insisting he didn’t discuss Hunter’s business dealings with him. The first part no one would begrudge him, but there’s overwhelming evidence the second claim is likely a baldfaced lie.
If and when the Republicans take control of the House of Representatives in the wake of the 2022 midterms, which they seem likely to do, the top Republican on the House Oversight and Reform Committee has indicated he’s ready to start investigating Hunter — an investigation which, presumably, could eventually reach the president.
The president’s smug response? “Lots of luck.”
During a Wednesday media briefing at the White House, CBS News’ Wendy Cordes noted in a question to the president that Republicans “want to launch rapid investigations on day one into your handling of Afghanistan, the border; they want to look into some of your cabinet officials, they want to investigate you, they may even want to investigate your son.”
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