Top Dem Admits Hunter Biden Charges Are Legitimate

Democratic Senator Chris Murphy has expressed his support for the recent charges brought against Hunter Biden, describing them as “legally justified.” However, he also criticized Republicans for using the situation as a weapon against President Biden.

During an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Murphy condemned Hunter Biden’s actions while emphasizing that President Biden, not his son, will be on the ballot next fall. Last week, Hunter Biden was hit with nine new charges, including three felonies and six misdemeanors, related to alleged tax violations. These charges follow his previous not-guilty plea to misdemeanor tax charges and charges of illegal possession of a firearm while addicted to drugs.

Interestingly, IRS whistleblowers had previously raised concerns about the lack of charges against Hunter Biden, asserting that Delaware US Attorney David Weiss had sought tax charges from prosecutors in California and Washington, DC, but was unsuccessful. They claimed that the Justice Department exhibited favoritism towards Hunter Biden. Weiss has since been appointed as a special counsel.

While Murphy criticized Hunter Biden’s behavior, he praised President Biden for leading an unprecedented economic recovery. He also disapproved of politicians’ family members profiting from their last name, citing the Trump family as an example.

When asked about Hunter Biden’s business dealings, Murphy expressed his belief that any legal violations committed by Hunter Biden will be addressed in court. Simultaneously, House Republicans have started and passed an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden.

Despite House Republicans formalizing an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden on Wednesday, GOP leadership has been keen to emphasize that this move does not necessarily mean that impeaching the president is inevitable. This comes amid increasing pressure within the party and among the Republican base.

House Speaker Mike Johnson told reporters Tuesday, “We won’t prejudge this outcome because we can’t. It’s not a political calculation. We’re following the law, and we are the rule of law team, and I’m going to hold to that.”

On Wednesday night, Biden condemned the House vote, labeling it a groundless political maneuver that even Republicans in Congress acknowledge lacks factual support.

Last month, Hunter Biden was subpoenaed by Republicans to testify, but the GOP rejected his request to testify publicly, saying they prefer closed-door testimony.

Murphy’s comments shed light on the ongoing controversies surrounding Hunter Biden and their political implications for President Biden’s administration.