White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre has claimed that Democrat President Joe Biden will not pardon or commute his son Hunter if he’s convicted of crimes.
The comment comes after Special Counsel David Weiss filed federal charges against Hunter Biden this week.
The charges stem from a firearm-related incident in 2018.
The indictment charges the first son with three crimes related to false statements made on a federal application to purchase a firearm.
The charges relate to a time when, in October 2018, Hunter claimed he was clean of drugs to purchase a handgun.
He later wrote in his memoir that he was addicted to crack cocaine at the time.
“Would the president pardon or commute his son if he’s convicted?” a reporter asked.
“So, I’ve answered this question before, it was asked of me not too long ago, a couple of weeks ago,” Jean-Pierre responded, expressing clear resentment for the question.
“And I was very clear, and I said, ‘no.’”
KJP says Biden won’t pardon his son. Maybe he won’t have to. pic.twitter.com/4PCwK2YgBv
— NewsBusters (@newsbusters) September 15, 2023
Two of the counts carry a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, according to NBC News.