President Joe Biden was asked by reporters on Wednesday about whether or not his son, Hunter Biden, should have defied a subpoena issued by Congress, and, unsurprisingly, his response reeked of smugness. This has been a typical response by the president whenever the media asks him hard questions about his or his younger son’s questionable behavior. It’s arrogance pure and simple. He really does seem to believe he and his family are above the law and is offended when people insinuate otherwise.
The remarks delivered by President Biden on this topic come after Hunter Biden opted to skip out on a closed-door deposition with congressional investigators, which opened the door for House Republicans to hold him in contempt of Congress. The dude just cannot keep himself out of trouble.
After finishing comments at an event by the National Infrastructure Advisory Council, the president asked for members of the press to step outside. However, one reporter in the room boldly shouted, “Mr. President, should your son have defied the subpoena?”
Mr. Smugly — my nickname for Biden, which is just one of many — then responded to the question with his trademark smirk and refused to provide an answer. No doubt he supports his son’s disrespect and defiance.
Q: "Should your son have defied the subpoena?"
President Biden does not respond. pic.twitter.com/RJvMkGLwO2
— CSPAN (@cspan) December 13, 2023
Here’s more from the Daily Wire:
Back in 2021, Biden was asked by reporters if people who defied congressional subpoenas should be criminally prosecuted by the Department of Justice.
“Yes,” Biden said.
FLASHBACK to October 2021:
Reporter: “Mr. President, what’s your message to people who defy Congressional subpoenas… Should they be prosecuted by the Justice Department?”
Joe Biden: “Yes”pic.twitter.com/dAG8mMyacr
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) December 13, 2023
Hunter Biden, who is facing numerous criminal charges in two separate indictments, claimed that the House committee’s investigation was “illegitimate” and full of “distortions, manipulated evidence, and lies.”
“For six years, MAGA Republicans, including members of the House committees who are in a closed-door session right now, have impugned my character, invaded my privacy, attacked my wife, my children, my family, and my friends,” he stated. “They have ridiculed my struggle with addiction, they have belittled my recovery, and they have tried to dehumanize me, all to embarrass the image of my father, who has devoted his entire life to public service. For six years I have been the target of the unrelenting Trump attack machine, shouting, ‘Where’s Hunter?’”
“Well, here’s my answer,” he added. “I am here. Let me state as clearly as I can: My father was not financially involved in my business, not as a practicing lawyer, not as a board member of Burisma, not in my partnership with a Chinese private businessman, not in my investments at home nor abroad and certainly not as an artist.”
Sorry, Hunter. Nobody buys the crap you’re trying to sell. I don’t think there’s a single person with a working brain that actually believes that Joe Biden wasn’t involved with Hunter’s business ventures and taking a cut of the profits. There’s so much evidence to the contrary. It’s not just accusations made in a vacuum. Bank records exist showing transfers of cash between Hunter and his dad and other members of the Biden family. It’s time to pay the piper, Hunter, to be held accountable for the corruption you and your relatives have participated in over the years.