Despite his entanglement in a number of sordid scandals, Tulane University recently announced that President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, will be a part of its upcoming lecture series on media polarization.
Upon hearing the news, a number of social media observers insisted that the younger Biden belongs behind bars, not at a prestigious university, as Fox News reported.
“A waste of time”
For its part, Tulane is touting the “Media Polarization and Public Policy Impacts” course as a 10-week series taking place this summer.
According to the university, the event will address “the current state of the media landscape in the United States and how media polarization, fake news and the economics of the new business impact public policymaking in Washington D.C.”
Conservative commentator Charlie Kirk of Turning Point USA said that the inclusion of Hunter Biden is an example of why many aspects of higher education have outlived their usefulness.
“In case you needed more proof that college is a waste of time [and] money, here it is: Hunter Biden is joining the faculty at [Tulane] to teach a class on ‘fake news,'” he tweeted.
Kirk continued by suggesting that “Hunter Biden should be in jail, not teaching or influencing the future of America.”
“Biden’s class at Tulane”
His criticism was echoed by a number of other right-wing figures, including U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO).
“Perhaps Hunter Biden’s class at Tulane will be about how to skirt around gun laws?” she asked in a tweet of her own. “It’s a subject he has a great deal of experience in.”
Boebert’s statement was an apparent reference to allegations that Hunter Biden lied on a federal background check form upon purchasing a handgun in 2018. A related controversy involves the gun being thrown in a trash can by his then-girlfriend. The gun dealer who sold him the weapon later claimed that he was visited by Secret Service agents who demanded to see the form Hunter Biden completed.
Earlier this week, Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Ron Johnson (R-WI) issued a request for a federal probe into the matter, writing: “After the firearm was discarded, the U.S. Secret Service (USSS) allegedly became involved and sought paperwork from the Federal Firearm Licensee (FFL) connected to Hunter Biden’s purchase of the firearm.
In response, the Secret Service wrote that it “maintains there was no Secret Service involvement in the matter described,” according to Fox.