‘Good heavens!’ Hunter Biden says the ‘future of democracy’ may rest on his sobriety

Scaring up sympathy ahead of congressional testimony, Hunter Biden offered a bold claim about the connection between his sobriety and “the future of democracy.”

Corporate media’s constant defense and the alliance of his “sugar brother” chum, Hollywood attorney Kevin Morris, evidently hadn’t been enough to sell the victimhood narrative of President Joe Biden’s son amid ongoing congressional investigations of alleged criminal bribery.

As such, a new and rare interview was released Monday with the first son conducted by Axios’ Alex Thompson further painting former President Donald Trump as a villain.

“Maybe it’s the ultimate test for a recovering addict — I don’t know,” Biden expressed. “I have always been in awe of people who have stayed clean and sober through tragedies and obstacles few people ever face. They are my heroes, my inspiration.”

He proceeded to self-aggrandize the implications of his addiction as he asserted, “I have something much bigger than even myself at stake. We are in the middle of a fight for the future of democracy.”

MSNBC further solidified that sympathizing the younger Biden was part of the pearl-clutching of the “Democracy is at stake” crowd by bringing Thompson on “Morning Joe” Monday to recount the discussion.

“It’s really an extraordinary story of resolve,” the national political correspondent told co-host Mika Brzezinski. “Think about this: Hunter Biden was in a spiral of a crack cocaine addiction, alcohol addiction — he basically got sober the day before Joe Biden’s first campaign kickoff in 2019.”

(Video: MSNBC)

“Since then, he’s essentially been completely sober,” Thompson phrased carefully.

“There’s a view within some in the Biden circle that basically any day that Hunter is in the headlines is a bad day for Joe Biden,” the correspondent added.

To that end, NBC News had reported in Nov. 2022 that, ahead of the GOP taking control of the House of Representatives for the 118th Congress, “Three new ‘war rooms’ have sprung up in the past two weeks to combat the House Republicans’ investigations, each backed by multimillion-dollar dark money budgets and some of the best-known operatives in the Democratic Party.”

Correct the Record founder David Brock, who left Media Matters to start the war room dubbed Facts First USA had said at the time, “I do believe that, absent a vigorous operation, like the one we’re putting out, I think it makes it difficult for President Biden to be reelected.”

Adding to the appeal to bleeding hearts, Biden had said to Thompson during the interview, “Most importantly, you have to believe that you’re worth the work, or you’ll never be able to get sober. But I often do think of the profound consequences of failure here.”

Meanwhile, the release of the exclusive that talked up Biden’s memoir and his marriage to Melissa Cohen coincided with the long-scheduled closed-door testimony of the first son slated for Wednesday with the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability and the House Committee on the Judiciary.

In previewing that, Judiciary chair Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan offered a summation, albeit lengthy, of a “tale as old as time” of the allegations brought against the Biden family.

“A government official takes action. That action benefits the family. And then, when questions are asked, there’s a cover-up. For President Joe Biden, it’s a story about money, influence, and protecting the Biden family brand,” the congressman began before concluding, “The question is–will Americans let the Bidens get away with it.”

Sympathy from those set on seeing accountability was expectedly hard to come by.

Kevin Haggerty

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