Tuesday’s news cycle included federal charges filed against Hunter Biden for tax evasion and unlawful firearm possession.
Biden’s plea agreement was filed simultaneous to the information and needless to say, such charges could easily result in jail time for any other defendant. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) determined that in 2018 and 2019, Biden failed to pay over $100,000 in income tax. But, he didn’t stop there. In addition to tax evasion, Biden also lied on his application for gun ownership where he noted that he was not a drug user … despite his admitted addiction to controlled substances.
Although the White House continues to steer away from the allegations surrounding Hunter Biden, President Joe Biden took a clear stance on his son’s legal woes on Tuesday afternoon. During a meeting with California Governor Gavin Newsom, a reporter questioned the President about his son’s charges to which he said: “I’m very proud of my son.”
Twitter users also chimed and noted that well-known celebrities who were charged with the same counts Biden pled guilty to received far more severe sentences. Billionaire socialite Leona Helmsley, for example, got four years in jail for tax evasion:
Wesley Snipes – 3 years in prison for tax evasion.
Mike Sorrentino, Jersey Shore – 8 months in prison for tax evasion.
Ja Rule – 28 months in prison for tax evasion.
Darry Strawberry – 3 months in prison 3 months of house arrest for tax evasion.
Fat Joe – 4 months in…
— Insurrection Barbie (@DefiyantlyFree) June 20, 2023
Other GOP candidates also agreed that Biden got off easy with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis taking the issue head on:
Looks like Hunter received a sweetheart deal and is not facing any charges on the massive corruption allegations. If Hunter was not connected to the elite DC class he would have been put in jail a long time ago. pic.twitter.com/tZcZOY1uST
— Ron DeSantis (@RonDeSantis) June 20, 2023
South Carolina Senator Tim Scott also took to Twitter to address Biden’s “sweetheart deal.”
This is another reason Americans have lost faith in Biden's Justice Department.
While the Biden family gets a slap on the wrist with kid gloves, DOJ throws the kitchen sink at political opponents, raids the homes of pro-life advocates, and targets parents as "domestic…
— Tim Scott (@votetimscott) June 20, 2023
If you missed Tucker Carlson’s take, check it out here:
Ep. 5 As in most of the developing world, it's safer to be the president's son than his opponent. pic.twitter.com/AtRRaxYSjs
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) June 20, 2023