Hunter Biden, the 44-year-old son of Vice President Joe Biden, was discharged from the Navy Reserve earlier this year for testing positive for cocaine, U.S. officials told the Wall Street Journal yesterday. Biden owned up to his mistakes later in the day on CNN.
“It was the honor of my life to serve in the U.S. Navy, and I deeply regret and am embarrassed that my actions led to my administrative discharge,” he said in a prepared statement. “I respect the Navy’s decision. With the love and support of my family, I’m moving forward.”
Hunter Biden didn’t last long. He entered the reserve in May of 2013 as a PR flack, tested positive for blow a month later in June and was discharged in February of this year.
Officials with the U.S. Navy told the Wall Street Journal that the Vice President’s office was never in contact with the Vice President during the issue. Hunter’s brother, Beau, is the current attorney general for Delaware and served for a year in Iraq in the Delaware Army National Guard.
Lucky for Hunter Biden, his family is rich enough and powerful enough that a cocaine discharge won’t ruin his life like it would for just about anyone else caught in the same situation for drug use in the Navy Reserve. And the inequity of the War on Drugs rolls on…