Hunter Biden and Ivanka Trump. Image by Lenny Ghoul.

Nepotism for Me, But Not For Thee

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Nepotism

favoritism (as in appointment to a job) based on kinship

Merriam-Webster.

Since the impeachment inquiry began some 21 days ago the President and his allies have begged to know how come Hunter Biden, the son of former Vice President Joe Biden, earned $50,000 a month working for a Ukraine gas company, Burisma.

On Tuesday Good Morning America aired part of their exclusive interview with Hunter Biden.

One clip, in which he says, “I don’t think that there’s a lot of things that would have happened in my life if my last name wasn’t Biden,” has seem to struck a cord among Republicans and Conservatives.

The son of the current President.

The current GOP Chairwoman and niece of sitting Senator and a former Governor Republican Mitt Romney offered her thoughts.

Not to be left out the son of former Congressman Ron Paul went on MSNBC and said that if President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani‘s income was to be investigated then we should “investigate Hunter Biden’s.”

Bytes

Thanks for the reminder. Not only is McDaniel the niece of Mitt Romney, she is also the granddaughter of two-term Michigan governor George Romney.

Thoughts

It’s the hypocrisy of the Republicans that I find most frustrating and maddening. As an example in the clip I posted of Paul on MSNBC, he’s cornered with the elephant in the room which is Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner.

The host of the MSNBC show pushes back and asks, does that mean we should dig deeper into Jared Kushner’s finances, or Ivanka’s Chinese patents, and he responds by saying, “if we want to go down the road of politics self-destruction.”

Hunter Biden is a private citizen, not a politician. He never worked for his father during his fathers Vice Presidency. But as the Republicans are unable to defend President Trump’s actual actions, they are attempting to attack Hunter Biden for using his father’s last name to get ahead.

Hypocrisy, it has no bottom.