AOC Comments On Hunter Conviction

This week, Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden, was found guilty on three felony counts related to possessing a firearm while using narcotics. Let’s break it down.

The verdict was delivered on Tuesday after a swift deliberation by the jury. They had to decide whether Hunter Biden was guilty of making a false statement during a background check, deceiving a firearms dealer, lying on a transaction record form, and illegally possessing the firearm he bought. These charges come with hefty penalties: up to 25 years in prison, $750,000 in fines, and nine years of supervised release.

Now, you might be wondering, what does this mean for the Biden family and the political landscape? When asked about the verdict, New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had a pointed response. She suggested that Republicans could no longer claim there’s a “two-tiered” system of justice, especially in light of former President Donald Trump’s own legal troubles.

Ocasio-Cortez highlighted the Democrats’ acceptance of the judicial process, contrasting it with what she described as Republicans’ tendency to contest legal outcomes they dislike.

She stated, “What would Republicans point to as a two-tiered system of justice when the president’s son was just convicted of a crime? I mean, if anything, this shows the difference that Democrats are willing to accept when our justice system works as functioned and as designed,” she claimed.

“We’re not here contesting the results. We’re not here trying to defund the FBI or the Department of Justice because we don’t like the outcome of a given trial. We respect the judicial process,” she continued.

This comment comes after Trump was found guilty on 34 felony counts in his New York “hush money” trial, a verdict that Ocasio-Cortez celebrated. She emphasized the rule of law, asserting, “Donald Trump was convicted by a jury of his peers. The rule of law applies to everyone.”

Meanwhile, President Joe Biden addressed the conviction of his son Hunter during a news conference in Italy. Despite the personal pain, he maintained his stance on justice and fairness. “I’m extremely proud of my son Hunter. He has overcome an addiction. He’s one of the brightest, most decent men I know,” Biden said. He also made it clear that he would not pardon Hunter, respecting the jury’s decision.

Hunter Biden’s sentencing is yet to be scheduled, but it’s anticipated to happen in the coming months. In a surprising move, President Biden also ruled out commuting his son’s sentence, underscoring his commitment to the legal process.