favoritism (as in appointment to a job) based on kinshipMerriam-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.
EXCLUSIVE: Hunter Biden says he doesn’t regret serving on board of Ukrainian gas company.— Good Morning America (@GMA) October 15, 2019
“What I regret is not taking into account that there would be a Rudy Giuliani and a president…that would be listening to this—this ridiculous conspiracy idea.” https://t.co/h6P0pJJhJR pic.twitter.com/FOeiXNkUjs
The son of the current President.
Dumpster fire at Biden HQ! “It is impossible for me to be on any of the boards I just mentioned without saying that I’m the son of the vice president of the US. I don’t think that there’s a lot of things that would have happen in my life that if my name wasn’t Biden” Hunter Biden— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) October 15, 2019
The current GOP Chairwoman and niece of sitting Senator and a former Governor Republican Mitt Romney offered her thoughts.
Let me get this straight…— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) October 15, 2019
Hunter Biden got $50K a month from a Ukrainian energy company, despite having ZERO experience in energy.
That he was also on the board of Amtrak – more obvious nepotism.
If that’s not the swamp, I don’t know what is!
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.”
have you ever heard of…you— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) October 15, 2019
The complete lack of self awareness of trump’s children and the gop attacking hunter Biden for making money off his last name is a whole new level.— Matthew Dowd (@matthewjdowd) October 15, 2019
“Don Junior accuses someone else of nepotism.”— Rob Anderson for Louisiana (@RobAnderson2018) October 15, 2019
You wrote your own punchline. Thanks for making it easier.
As someone who has benefited from the two headed mistress that is nepotism let me say this—Every time junior tweets about Hunter he sounds like a huge hypocrite. pic.twitter.com/VPwQIyko2I— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) October 15, 2019
Should he have dropped his famous family name *after* he cashed in on it like you did? https://t.co/Z0Rn9vUdlW— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) October 15, 2019
Imagine being *this* lacking in self-awareness. https://t.co/rVQW9HiC5n— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) October 15, 2019
The kind of introspective joke you make when you owe your job and your entire career path to your father and think that other people are screw-ups or corrupt for exactly the same reason. https://t.co/uvn3KsFYOV— Tim O’Brien (@TimOBrien) October 15, 2019
Ronna “Romney” McDaniel, remember her? shouldn’t be throwing stones as she lives in her nepotism glass house.— Halo’s_RevengeEvolved (@In2019Porge) October 15, 2019
Your only claim to anything is the Romney name & being the granddaughter & niece of politicians trading on the Romney name your entire life. You’re a nobody nothing.
One has to wonder if your being the niece of @MittRomney— Buford T Justice (@TexasJoeDuck) October 15, 2019
had anything to do with your getting the nice cushy & high paid job that YOU have. Care to comment, Ronna?? Didn’t think so. https://t.co/tqot2sr3Gv
Giuliani got paid half a million because he knows Trump. Maybe take care of some of the corruption surrounding you on all sides?— John Iadarola (@johniadarola) October 15, 2019
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.
Do you have any idea how incredibly stupid this tweet is?— Newshound (@NewsiesNeighbor) October 15, 2019
Ivanka Traump and her husband Jared Kushner are currently unpaid members and profiting off @realDonaldTrump's Presidency. Or do you think those unqualified hacks would be in the Oval, if she wasn't daddy's girl?