‘What Hunter Biden did was wrong’: NY Dem running for Congress slams scandal-ridden first son

Democratic congressional candidate Max Rose (D-NY) has said what few in his party will admit: “What Hunter Biden did was wrong.”

The former Staten Island Congressman is running to regain the seat he lost in 2020, and he is clearly not afraid to depart from the narratives most of his Democratic colleagues push.

“There is no doubt in my mind that what Hunter Biden did was wrong, being on the [Ukrainian energy company] Burisma board and engaging in whatever else he dealt with,” Rose told the New York Post.

What’s more, Rose believes The Post got a “raw deal” when its bombshell report on Biden’s “laptop from hell” was buried by mainstream media and censored on social media platforms.

It’s not the sort of thing you expect to hear from a Democrat, but perhaps a bit of honesty is what it will take for the former Rep. to defeat GOP incumbent Rep. Nicole Malliotakis, despite redistricting that has left his New York district decidedly more conservative.

According to Dave Wasserman of Cook Political Report, which offers non-partisan analysis of U.S. elections and campaigns, there is “no longer a viable path” for Rose to win, but the outspoken candidate remains undaunted.

“Dave Wasserman, Nate Silver — all these guys are jokes,” Rose said. “They sit in their pajamas and prognosticate all day on Twitter. If they were really so good at predicting they would be making money in the stock market.”

Predictions aside, if voters in the 11th district are looking for a more rational, moderate candidate, Rose just may be their guy. Even Republicans will find themselves agreeing with some of his positions.

For example, Rose said he won’t be supporting Nancy Pelosi as Democratic leader should he return to D.C.

He’s also not opposed to armed security for “hardening” schools, drilling domestically to combat soaring gas prices, and beefing up monetary support for police and the military.

Having served in the Biden administration as a senior COVID-19 advisor to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, Rose is also willing to critique the performance of the President.

Concerning Biden’s catastrophic withdrawal from Afghanistan, Rose, who served in Afghan, said, “There’s no doubt that the actual execution of the withdrawal was tragic in nature. It was difficult to see.”

While he does credit Biden for his response to COVID and for his handling of the war in Ukraine, inflation and the Afghanistan withdrawal has left a less-than-stellar mark on his opinion of the President’s report card.

“I would give [President Biden] a B-,” he said.

But that’s nothing compared to his feelings for Bill de Blasio.

Make no mistake, Max Rose detests the former mayor, who Rose once referred to as “the worst mayor in the history of New York City.”

De Blasio’s run for a congressional seat in the nearby 10th district does not impress Rose in the least.

“I am ready to give my Bronze Star to whoever beats him,” Rose said, “because that person is truly an American hero.”


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