Former President Joe Biden has a mountain of legal problems as he heads in to the 2024 election season, and his son is at the top of the list.
According to Fox News, Hunter Biden was recently indicted, finally, on firearms charges. It's not a great look for his father, who has spent most of his presidency preaching about the growing epidemic of illegal gun sales.
The youngest Biden was charged last week with three different gun charges, including "making a false statement in the purchase of a firearm, making a false statement related to information required to be kept by a federal firearms licensed dealer, and one count of possession of a firearm by a person who is an unlawful user of or addicted to a controlled substance."
The elder Biden has even signed executive orders aimed at cracking down on illegal firearms sales and purchases.
The president has made a number of statements during his time in the White House regarding illegal firearm purchases and sales.
"My message to you is this," Biden said in 2021. "We will find you and we'll seek your license to sell guns. We'll make sure you can't sell death and mayhem on our streets."
Biden has called on Congress to act on the issue, which was made evident in an op-ed he wrote last year on the issue.
"But my power is not absolute. Congress must act, including by banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, requiring gun owners to securely store their firearms, requiring background checks for all gun sales, and repealing gun manufacturers’ immunity from liability. We also need more governors and state legislators to take these steps," he said at the time.
🚨🚨🚨BREAKING: Hunter Biden has been indicted for three counts of federal gun charges
But where are the indictments for tax fraud, FARA abuse, money laundering, and sex trafficking??? pic.twitter.com/tOGdH6Uku1
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) September 14, 2023
The White House was asked by Fox News for comment on the seeming double standard. Not surprisingly, the White House didn't respond.
Many have criticized the special counsel involved in the Hunter Biden case, as he only indicted the president's son on charges that had nothing to do with the family's influence-peddling business.
Hunter Biden’s indictment serves one purpose: Protecting and insulating Joe Biden.
Hunter is the fall man to cover up and distract from his father’s alleged bribery. pic.twitter.com/JNhXiv12DP
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) September 15, 2023
Hunter Biden could face up to 25 years in prison if he's found guilty of the charges he faces, though many believe that a conviction isn't likely.
Only time will tell if Hunter Biden and Joe Biden are held accountable for their actions, but one wouldn't be advised to put any money on that.