As the 2024 presidential race gains momentum, Joe Biden finds himself at a crossroads, with the questionable actions of his son, Hunter Biden, casting a looming shadow over his campaign. Biden is confronted with a tough decision: either come clean about his son’s suspect activities or perpetuate an orchestrated misinformation campaign in an attempt to protect his own political standing.
This time around, however, Biden’s presidential campaign is under the intense public microscope, scrutinizing the younger Biden’s alleged business ventures, explicit content discovered on his discarded laptop, and his handling of his daughter born out of wedlock. Much of this was suppressed prior to the 2020 election, with the controversy around his abandoned laptop deceitfully labeled as a Russian scheme by previous intelligence officials.
Despite the turmoil, Joe Biden staunchly defends his son’s actions and has remained silent on the existence of his granddaughter. But, as per a Democratic strategist speaking to the Daily Caller, any charges against his son could be a substantial blow to Biden’s reelection campaign.
Hunter Biden’s conviction would certainly damage Joe Biden, although according to Brad Bannon, a Democratic strategist, it might not have as significant an impact as a conviction against Trump would have on his campaign. The difference is Trump himself is running for president.
Ex-White House press secretary Jen Psaki conceded on MSNBC that the White House would need to address Hunter Biden’s wrongdoings if an investigation finds him guilty. Ramaswamy and Nikki Haley, both Republican 2024 presidential candidates, are already capitalizing on these allegations, with the former stressing that the 2024 election should be a vote against corruption.
Trump’s Super PAC spokesperson, Alex Pfeiffer, accused Biden of prioritizing his family’s financial gain over the prosperity of American families. “The Biden Crime Family is being exposed for their shady dealings and for selling out America to foreign adversaries to enrich themselves. They are a threat to national security,” Trump’s campaign voiced to the Daily Caller.
Republican Tennessee Sen. Marsha Blackburn concurred that the Hunter Biden issue is far from fading. Blackburn questioned Hunter’s abuse of his father’s political influence for his personal gain and the Biden family’s potential involvement in money laundering and their ties with Communist China.
This comes on the heels of allegations by the House Oversight Committee that Biden’s family concealed over $10 million in payments from foreign nationals via a network of shell companies established during Joe Biden’s vice-presidential tenure.
A GOP consultant close to the Trump campaign advises that ignoring the alleged corruption would be imprudent, as this would highlight the double standard in the justice system. They further suggest that focusing on Hunter Biden during a debate could unnerve Joe Biden and impair his performance.
Bannon argues that Trump stands to lose more by invoking corruption than Joe Biden, as Hunter Biden, unlike the former president, is yet to be charged. He suggests that the public would be more concerned about the conviction of a presidential candidate than a president’s son.
Meanwhile, three tax charges and one gun charge are purportedly being considered against Biden by federal prosecutors, although the FBI and IRS have allegedly concluded their investigations.
Adding to the Biden family woes, the President has consistently failed to recognize his out-of-wedlock granddaughter, Navy Joan Roberts. His silence on the issue and his refusal to comment on his relationship with his granddaughter further tarnish his public image.
If Biden hopes to reestablish trust with the American people, he must confront these issues head-on, acknowledge his granddaughter, and provide the transparency that voters deserve.