Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) chuckled on Sunday when asked if it was appropriate for President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, to attend a state dinner where Attorney General Merrick Garland was also present just days after Hunter Biden was charged with tax crimes.
The segment came after news broke last week that Hunter Biden will plead guilty to failing to pay about $100,000 in taxes for 2017 and for failing to pay a similar amount for the following year. The tax charges Hunter faces are misdemeanors.
The 53-year-old will reportedly enter a diversion program upon admitting the illegal purchase of a firearm in 2018. The gun charge could be revoked from his record upon completion.
Klobuchar was asked the question during an interview on NBC News’ “Meet The Press” with host Chuck Todd.
“Do you think it was appropriate for Hunter Biden to be at the same event as the attorney general, Merrick Garland, was in the same week he accepted a plea deal?” Todd asked.
“You know, I think, as the president explains, that’s his son,” Klobuchar responded after chuckling. “That’s a separate thing. And I would like to say about that: that decision was made by an independent prosecutor who is a Trump-appointed U.S. attorney who had ten years of experience, well respected.”
“Philadelphia Inquirer reported that he was a registered Republican,” she continued. “He looked at the facts and evidence and made that decision.”
Klobuchar said that she understood the “perception issue” of having Hunter Biden attend the event when Garland was there.
“You always wish there were different perceptions, but that’s not reality,” she said. “Reality is whether or not someone is going to be able to get their insulin. And the president has made changes.”
Democrat Senator Amy Klobuchar starts laughing and scoffs when asked if it was appropriate for deadbeat Hunter Biden to attend a state dinner — where the attorney general was present — in the same week he accepted a plea deal for multiple federal crimes. pic.twitter.com/7eyq4ZuAL1
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