President Joe Biden’s son has pleaded not guilty to federal gun charges. According to AXIOS, the first son entered his plea in a federal court in Wilmington, Delaware on Tuesday (October 3), denying he was guilty of three counts related to the illegal possession of a firearm, including falsifying a federal firearms form and having a gun while using drugs.
Hunter Biden, indicted in September, could face a maximum 25-year prison term if convicted, a prospect of interest to Republicans. His defense lawyers, including Abbe Lowell, raised concerns about the gun-related charges’ constitutionality and the possibility of dismissing the case based on an existing diversion agreement for the gun felony that’s still in play.
Lowell alleges that the push to convict Hunter Biden is fueled by Donald Trump and his loyal followers. The connection also relates to House Republicans launching an impeachment inquiry against the 46th president, alleging involvement in Hunter Biden’s foreign business ventures.
Democrats have supported the president, asserting there’s no evidence of wrongdoing beyond his love for his son. Texas Congresswoman Jasmine Crockett spoke out on Biden’s impeachment inquiry hearing on Thursday (September 28) and blasted the GOP for pursuing these charges against the president without any evidence.
According to Atlanta Black Star, the only thing the president is guilty of is “loving his child unconditionally.” She continued, “That is the only evidence that they have brought forward. Honestly, I hope and pray that my parents love me half as much as he loves his child. Until they find some evidence, we need to get back to the people’s work.”