In a recent press conference with President Joe Biden, a reporter had asked the leader to comment on the recent Congressional subpoena to son Hunter Biden. But Biden, without another word, had stopped and left the press corp standing with a silent room.
This move by Biden sparked a wave of uproar, as many were questioning his real intentions in the matter. Hunter Biden, who is currently under federal investigation for his tax affairs, had refused to appear before a court-authorized deposition hearing recently. The subpoena issued by the senate was in response to this refusal by Biden, whose potential links to foreign entities is now under suspicion.
The response from the president left many wondering why he hadn’t extended the courtesy of an answer. His decision to ignore the query raises eyebrows and puts Biden in an awkward situation. Not only is he giving silence in the face of accusations, but the president may be suggesting he is not ready to stand by his son publicly.
There is no doubt that Biden supports his son. However, his reaction has raised suspicions as to how much influence Hunter has over the president. There is also the question of whether Biden knew about Hunter’s refusal before the Congressional subpoena. What’s more, the president’s passive response and disregard of the reporter’s questions highlight the complexity of Hunter’s position and the nature of his relationship with the president.
The fact that Biden failed to answer and not ‘talk through the issues’ speaks louder than any response he could have given. His move raises further questions about his stance on the issue and what lies in store for the Biden family legacy going forward.