PoliticsWednesday 06.12.24

“House Democrats believe in the rule of law”: Pete Aguilar says caucus respects the Hunter Biden guilty verdict.

Pete Aguilar, the chair of the House Democrats, said his caucus respects the Hunter Biden verdict.

A jury on Tuesday found President Joe Biden’s son guilty on all three charges in his federal gun trial in Delaware — the first time a child of a sitting U.S. president has been convicted of a crime. The jury reached its verdict after three hours of deliberation. Hunter Biden faces a maximum of 25 years in prison, but a much lower sentence is expected since he is a first-time offender.

“Hunter Biden sat before a jury of his peers, a verdict was rendered, and House Democrats believe in the rule of law, and so we will respect that ruling,” Aguilar said at a press conference on Capitol Hill Wednesday.

About some Republicans’ claims of a “two-tiered system of justice,” the California Democrat said: “They seem wrapped around the axle on their own messaging.”

Aguilar also referenced Biden’s statement on his son’s verdict Tuesday in which the president said he was “proud of the man [Hunter] is today.”

“So many families who have had loved ones battle addiction understand the feeling of pride seeing someone you love come out the other side and be so strong and resilient in recovery,” the president’s statement continued. “As I also said last week, I will accept the outcome of this case and will continue to respect the judicial process as Hunter considers an appeal.”

“I think President Biden’s statement on this was very clear from the perspective of a parent who’s, you know, dealing with someone in their family — and many people around the country, you know, have that same feeling. They’ve been touched in that way. So I’ll let that statement speak for itself,” Aguilar said.

Recount Wire