Lindsey Graham mocked for criticizing Hunter Biden gun charges as criminal trial begins, says he 'don't see any good coming from that'

Lindsey Graham mocked for criticizing Hunter Biden gun charges as criminal trial begins, says he 'don't see any good coming from that'
Sen Lindsey Graham defended Hunter Biden in relation to his gun trial (Getty Images, Kent Nishimura/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC: Republican Sen Lindsey Graham defended President Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden, amid his gun trial that started on Monday, June 3, arguing he could not "see any good" from the federal charges, reported HuffPost.

The first son is standing in a criminal trial in Wilmington, Delaware, for illegally purchasing a firearm in 2018 by lying about his drug addiction. Besides, he faces another charge for evading tax in California.

A jury consisting of six men and six women was selected, and the opening arguments in the trial are expected to start on Tuesday, June 4.

Lindsey Graham criticizes Hunter Biden's gun charges

"I think any average American who's done their taxes like Hunter Biden would have probably faced prosecution, however, I don't think the average American would have been charged with the gun thing," the Senator representing South Carolina told HuffPost.

"I don't see any good coming from that," he added.

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 24: Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC), speaks after
Lindsey Graham said the charges against Hunter Biden would not have been brought against an 'average American' (Getty Images)

In a 2021 memoir, Hunter confessed he was addicted to crack cocaine at the time of the firearm purchase. However, he claimed he was unfairly targeted in the case brought by the Justice Department's special counsel, David Weiss. The first son pleaded not guilty to the three federal counts. This is the first time a sitting president's son is going to a trial for criminal charges.

On the day of the trial, President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden explicitly expressed their support for the defendant. Both, along with his sister, Ashley Biden, and his wife, Melissa Cohen, accompanied Hunter to the courthouse on Monday.

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 18: Hunter Biden, son of U.S. President Joe Biden, attends the Easter Egg Rol
Hunter Biden pleaded not guilty to the gun charges in Delaware (Getty Images)

President Biden, in a statement to the media, said he was "proud" of his son and for being the man he is today; however, he did not weigh upon the trial.

"Hunter's resilience in the face of adversity and the strength he has brought to his recovery are inspiring to us. A lot of families have loved ones who have overcome addiction and know what we mean," the president added.

WILMINGTON, DE - DECEMBER 19: President-elect Joe Biden announces members of his climate and energy
This is the first time a sitting president's son is going to a trial for criminal charges (Getty Images)

Meanwhile, Hunter welcomed his stepmother with a birthday joke. "Happy birthday. I got you a special event," he told Jill, who turned 73 on Monday.

Internet ridicules Lindsey Graham for criticizing Hunter Biden's gun charges

Netizens mocked the Republican for defending Hunter as he was headed to the gun trial in Delaware.

One user quipped, "You mean The Queen of Contradiction?" Another said, "Lindsey Graham will reverse that statement as soon as the wind changes."



 



 

One user added, "But calling Georgia officials to get votes for Trump, to overturn the election should be fine, Lindsay, Trump ball cleaner!"

"Graham is scared this will blow up in their faces as it pertains to the NRA and gun laws and rights," a response read.

Another person wrote, "Sounds like something he wants to be able to point to saying in a case of his own later."



 



 



 

"If he were to get any money out of the conviction he would find all kinds of good coming out of it," someone else chimed in. Meanwhile, an individual asked, "Is this where Lindsey Graham goes into his Democrat mode?"



 



 

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