In a recent interview with MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” First Lady Jill Biden expressed her concerns about the treatment of her stepson, Hunter Biden, by congressional Republicans. She described their actions as “cruel,” particularly in the context of his ongoing battle with addiction.
“I think what they are doing to Hunter is cruel,” Jill Biden responded. “And I’m really proud of how Hunter has rebuilt his life after addiction. You know, I love my son and it’s hurt my grandchildren. And that’s what I’m so concerned about, that it’s affecting their lives as well.”
Hunter Biden made a surprise appearance at the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday but left the hearing when Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene began speaking. The first lady defended her son and his efforts to rebuild his life after addiction, while acknowledging the impact on their family.
The House is expected to vote soon on referring a contempt charge against Hunter to the Justice Department. The investigation into Hunter Biden’s influence-peddling schemes has been led by the House Ways and Means, Oversight, and Judiciary committees since Republicans regained the majority in January 2023.
Hunter and other family members received large sums of money from entities in various countries during and after Joe Biden’s time as Vice President. Devon Archer, Hunter’s former business partner, claimed that Joe Biden had spoken with foreign nationals who did business with Hunter.
An FBI informant file and evidence from Hunter’s abandoned laptop and Treasury Department records have raised questions about his involvement in human trafficking rings in Russia and Ukraine, as well as his potential financial crimes.
The first son is set to be arraigned in Los Angeles for tax fraud after missing payments and allegedly spending money on drugs, luxury items, and other personal expenses.
The House has authorized an impeachment investigation into President Biden but has yet to file articles of impeachment.