Lindsey Graham criticizes Hunter Biden gun charges: I don’t see any good coming from that

Presidential son Hunter Biden’s trial on federal gun charges began on Monday and at least one prominent Republican feels that he’s getting a raw deal.

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) who has described Biden’s father as “a good friend” doesn’t believe that the three felony counts would have been brought against any other “average” American.

A reporter from the left-wing Huffington Post caught up with the Palmetto State senator who defended the younger Biden, a remark that will be used by Biden allies to claim that even Republicans believe that the charges are politicized and without merit.

“I think any average American who’s done their taxes like Hunter Biden would have probably faced prosecution, however, I don’t think the average American would have been charged with the gun thing. I don’t see any good coming from that,” Graham said, according to HuffPo reporter Igor Bobic who shared the comment in a post to X, formerly known as Twitter.

Biden, who is being tried in a Delaware court, could face up to 25 years in prison on the trio of federal felony counts. Each also carries a fine of up to $250,000 and three years of supervised release.

On Monday, jurors were seated with six men and six women being chosen. Opening arguments are set for Tuesday.

“I am the President, but I am also a Dad. Jill and I love our son, and we are so proud of the man he is today. Hunter’s resilience in the face of adversity and the strength he has brought to his recovery are inspiring to us. A lot of families have loved ones who have overcome addiction and know what we mean,” the elder Biden said in a statement on Monday.

“As the President, I don’t and won’t comment on pending federal cases, but as a Dad, I have boundless love for my son, confidence in him, and respect for his strength. Our family has been through a lot together, and Jill and I are going to continue to be there for Hunter and our family with our love and support,” Biden added.

First Lady Jill Biden was present in the courtroom to support her husband’s eldest son.

“The best witness against Hunter Biden is Hunter Biden,” said Fox News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett. “I mean, [he] wrote a book explaining in detail how he was a drug addict at the exact time that he bought a gun and then allegedly lied about it, so he incriminated himself, and it was incredibly foolish to cash in by peddling a book about your addiction when you know you’re under criminal investigation for an addiction-related crime.”

Hunter Biden is also facing federal tax evasion charges in California.

Chris Donaldson

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