A top Democrat senator has just expressed his belief that the prosecution of President Joe Biden’s son Hunter is “legally justified.”
The statement was made by U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT), who is usually a staunch ally of Biden.
During his NBC appearance, Murphy was asked whether he believes that the prosecution of Hunter Biden is political.
Murphy replied, “I think it’s legally justified.
“I think this is a very troubled individual who has – who has done things that are worthy of prosecution, and so I look forward to that case continuing.”
Murphy is essentially contradicting the narrative that the Biden White House, the Democrats, and their allies have been pushing, which is that the prosecution of him is political.
As Slay News reported, the White House is now claiming that the allegations against the Bidens are just “Marjorie Taylor Greene’s conspiracy theories.”
Accordingly, this has to be particularly bad news for Biden that Murphy – one of Biden’s top allies – is on board with the prosecution of the president’s son.
Murphy, however, did try to get around this seeming inconsistency.
He said he is supporting Hunter’s prosecution while also supporting another term for President Biden.
“Ultimately, the American people understand that Hunter Biden is not going to be on the ballot next fall — that Joe Biden is going to be on the ballot, and that this is a president who has led an economic recovery that has been pretty unprecedented.
“That’s I think going to be what matters to the American people.”
“Hunter Biden is going to be held accountable in court for any violations of the law he’s committed.” pic.twitter.com/uVOaEjXI3r
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) December 10, 2023
Murphy’s remarks come after it was announced, last week, that Hunter Biden has been indicted in California on criminal tax charges.
Fox News reported: “The indictment Hunter Biden’s failure to pay nearly $200,000 of income tax in the year 2019.”
The 53-year-old Hunter Biden is now facing as many as 17 years of imprisonment for the charges, which include three felonies and six misdemeanors.
Hunter Biden, in a post-indictment interview, claims that the charges are political, however.
He even went so far as to claim that Republicans are “trying to kill” him.
The Republicans, for their part, are skeptical about these latest charges.
They are arguing that it is no coincidence that the charges came as Hunter was trying to get out of providing private testimony to Congress about the Biden family business.