If Joe Biden had a tough time keeping a filter on his carefree vocabulary before, it would probably have been fun to be a fly on the wall when he received the latest news about his son’s discharge from the Navy Reserve. According to the Wall Street Journal and NBC News, 44-year old Hunter Biden failed a drug test last year and was officially kicked out of the Reserve on Feb. 14 this year in what had clearly been one of the best kept political secrets of 2014. While the Reserve was reportedly hush-hush about what Hunter tested positive for, NBC News was eventually told that it was cocaine.
As for why we’re only just finding out about it after so many months, it’s just business as usual.
According to one official, Biden’s dismissal from the Naval Reserves was not made public “because he was treated like any other sailor who fails a drug test and is thrown out of the Navy.” The official said the services do not routinely report such cases.
Hunter Biden, who is married with three kids, issued a statement Thursday evening through his lawyer, saying: “It was the honor of my life to serve in the US Navy, and I deeply regret and am embarrassed that my actions led to my administrative discharge. I respect the Navy’s decision. With the love and support of my family, I’m moving forward.” (Via NBC News)
It’s safe to say that Hunter did not get any ice cream after he broke this news to dad.