Hunter Biden published an op-ed on Thursday complaining about supposedly “denigrating” media attention and “disinformation” about his father, President Joe Biden.
He attempted to defend his father in the USA Today op-ed against House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. James Comer’s (R-KY) investigation — claiming that Republicans and the media have treated him unfairly because of his addiction and have used those “mistakes” as “fodder” against his father.
“My struggles and my mistakes have been fodder for a vile and sustained disinformation campaign against my father, President Joe Biden, and an all-out annihilation of my reputation,” Hunter Biden claimed.
“What troubles me is the demonization of addiction, of human frailty, using me as its avatar and the devastating consequences it has for the millions struggling with addiction, desperate for a way out and being bombarded by the denigrating and near-constant coverage of me,” he added.
Hunter Biden’s comments follow a similar narrative that the left uses to obfuscate the actual concerns and allegations of corruption against the Biden family. While Hunter’s addiction is a small part of the issue, the main concerns from people like Comer are that an addict like Hunter was able to get lucrative positions such as a seat on the board at a Ukrainian energy company with no experience — leading to accusations that his actual job was selling influence and connections to his father.
Hunter Biden’s woe-is-me oped in USA Today is a strategic misdirection as congressional investigators close in on his father’s financial involvement in the family’s corrupt influence peddling schemes. It’s not about you, Hunter. https://t.co/1KXcXkKxE4 pic.twitter.com/dXm6Uji1RB
— Miranda Devine (@mirandadevine) November 2, 2023
As congressional investigations have shown, Hunter Biden and his uncle James Biden have profited off of foreign business deals that coincide with Joe Biden’s political positions — and recent evidence has shown that Joe Biden received payments from his family members that also coincide with his family’s earnings.
Hunter Biden also used the op-ed to try to minimize the legal troubles he is currently facing, which include three gun violations that he has been charged with related to lying on a federal gun purchase form.
“More recently, criminal charges for possessing an unloaded gun for 11 days five years ago – charges that appear to be the first-ever of their kind brought in the history of Delaware,” he wrote.
The president’s son concluded by attempting to appear humble and to acknowledge his “privilege.”
“By any standard, I grew up with privilege and opportunity, and fully accept that the choices and mistakes I made are mine,” he wrote, adding: “I am accountable for them and will continue to be.”
Hunter Biden posted an op-Ed today where he claims that his struggles with addiction are the reason that Republicans are investigating him for influence peddling around the world.
I too sometimes smoke crack and make a couple Chinese business deals pic.twitter.com/vBmeWdCYVT
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) November 2, 2023