19FortyFive notes that after President Trump was indicted, his first query was, “Where’s Hunter?”
Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden, has been the subject of an inquiry into possible tax evasion and “potential unethical contacts with foreign governments.” Hunter Biden has become a scapegoat for the former president and his supporters, who want to argue that the president’s son has avoided criminal charges.
In contrast to the early days of Biden’s administration, however, when the problem first son was rarely seen, Hunter has been up and about, routinely attending White House functions. Hunter attended the Easter Egg Roll with his family this week and accompanied the president on his trip to Ireland the next day.
After years of taking the Republican attack, Hunter’s rise to prominence corresponds with a shift in strategy in which he wants to go on the offensive. Conservatives have seized on Hunter Biden’s recent trip to Ireland with his father, and the House Oversight Committee has threatened to probe him aggressively.
The White House made it seem like Hunter going along on his dad’s trip to Ireland wasn’t a massive deal because first families of presidents and first ladies often travel together. In 2019, President Trump’s sons, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump traveled with him to Ireland, of all places, to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Allied invasion of Normandy.
Several conservatives have criticized the GOP for singling out Hunter Biden, saying that spending time and money on the Hunter Biden inquiry is a waste of both. The Democrats’ relentless attacks on Trump and his family over the years have prompted this belief.
Concern over Hunter’s travel to Ireland only adds to the impression that the Republicans are making a big deal out of nothing.
Many conservatives believe the probe into Hunter will lead to the indictment of Joe Biden, who is mentioned in Hunter’s fishy schemes as the “big guy.”
That is worth pursuing.