President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, accused conservatives of weaponizing his drug addiction in a USA Today op-ed published Thursday.
Biden wrote that his “struggles and my mistakes have been fodder for a vile and sustained disinformation campaign” against his father that could end up harming the millions of Americans who suffer from substance abuse.
“The weaponization of my addiction by partisan and craven factions represents a real threat to those desperate to get sober but are afraid of what may await them if they do,” Biden writes.
“It is not hard to see why: My recent haircut turned into a wild conspiracy to evade drug tests, tabloids steadily splash nude pictures of me on their covers, and even a member of Congress displayed revenge porn of me on national television,” he added.
Hunter’s op-ed comes as House Republicans launched an impeachment inquiry into President Biden over Hunter’s business dealings overseas, despite a lack of evidence showing Biden profited or was improperly influenced by them while serving as vice-president.