Former Vice President and presidential candidate Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, has said some interesting things over the past few weeks as he sought to explain his involvement with businesses in Ukraine and China. The opportunities came during the Obama administration when his father was responsible for building relationships with those countries. Hunter accompanied his father on at least one trip to China. Only the quotes appear. No commentary necessary.
“I don’t think there’s a lot of things that would have happened in my life if my last name wasn’t Biden.”
On his being appointed to the board of Burisma in exchange for significant compensation (reports range from $50,000 to $83,000 per month):
“Did I make a mistake? Well maybe in the grand scheme of things, yeah. But did I make a mistake based upon some ethical lapse? Absolutely not.”
[Work abroad is a] “distraction, because I have to sit here and answer these questions. And so that’s why I have committed that I won’t serve on any boards or I won’t work directly for any boards or I won’t work directly for any foreign entities when my dad becomes president.”
“I gave a hook to some very unethical people to act in illegal ways to try to do some harm to my father. That’s where I made the mistake. So I take full responsibility for that. Did I do anything improper. No, not in any way. Not in any way whatsoever.”
From Joe Biden in response:
“My son made a judgment. I’m proud of the judgment he made.”