House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)—a staunch ally of President Donald Trump—appeared on Fox News this past weekend to repeat Republican claims that former Vice President Joe Biden improperly used his office to benefit his son Hunter, who served on the board of a Ukrainian energy company from 2014 to 2019.
In accusing the Bidens of nepotism, however, McCarthy apparently forgot some crucial points.
Omfg, this dummy doesn’t realize he’s describing the President’s children https://t.co/kvrlVgUO5e— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn Torabi)1583678589.0
"This should not be about politics. Any elected official that uses their office or has their children who uses their office to get economic gain...and you have no experience whatsoever, and the only reason you have that job is because of your father..."
The hypocrisy was astonishing.
The President's eldest daughter and son-in-law—Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner—currently serve as White House advisors.
It's hard to imagine a presidential administration other than Trump's that would have ever deemed them qualified to hold such positions. Since the appointment, Ivanka has since received multiple trademarks on her shoe and clothing lines from the Chinese government as it negotiates a trade deal with the United States.
The President's resorts and other properties—run by his sons Don Jr. and Eric—continue to profit from the Presidency, with over $20 million in political spending funneled into the properties.
People were speechless at McCarthy's words.
@Acyn @johncusack I saw this live and I was dumbfounded— Al Bernstein (@Al Bernstein)1583687920.0
@Acyn Irony is dead, cremated, and scattered into the wind— Brian Jay Jones (@Brian Jay Jones)1583685535.0
@Acyn What universe does this man live in? He's describing trump's adult spawn exactly!— Wake Up America! (@Wake Up America!)1583681853.0
McCarthy says $50,000 a month with such emphasis. I wonder how he’d describe Kushner’s $50 MILLION haul in 2019. https://t.co/3orRpXsr19— Joshua Potash (@Joshua Potash)1583679946.0
I never did think@GOPLeader was very smart, but oh my! https://t.co/OgEtTePtvc— Susan Harrie (@Susan Harrie)1583754447.0
McCarthy is not the sharpest tool in the shed! https://t.co/QEuEAMPXYe— Gerry Morrissey (@Gerry Morrissey)1583751749.0
Improper use of power by Joe Biden to benefit his son's business is widely regarded as little more than a conspiracy theory. With Biden possibly winning the Democratic nomination to take on Trump in November, Republicans are unlikely to drop the matter any time soon.
For a deeper look into the Trump administration, A Very Stable Genius is available here.