WASHINGTON, D.C.— Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) joined Fox News Channel’s Hannity last night to discuss the explosive revelations alleging that the Secret Service got involved in a 2018 gun incident involving Hunter Biden. Whip Scalise highlighted the irony of President Biden pushing for more gun control despite the fact that his son appears to have broken multiple gun laws. Whip Scalise criticized Democrats for pushing one set of rules that will restrict the rights of law-abiding citizens, but not following these very same laws themselves.
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On Hunter Biden’s potentially illegal activity and Democrats’ crusade against law-abiding gun owners:
“There are a number of really serious concerns that are raised when you read that Politico article. Frankly, it mentions multiple potential violations of federal law, not the least of which as you mentioned, if he lied about drug use on the federal form, but also just throwing a gun in the trash can. If you read the article about some of the conversations he had with police, it almost sounds like he was getting testy with police because they were asking him basic questions. There [were] slurs that were made about people here from Mexico, I mean a lot of things in that police report that are very alarming, but again you’ve got President Biden right now talking about passing more gun control, making it harder for law-abiding citizens to get a gun. And yet here you have a case of his son, who from all appearances broke multiple laws and gets off scot-free, and like you said, what does the Secret Service even have to do with this? Joe Biden wasn’t Vice President, he didn’t even have Secret Service protection at the time, and yet the Secret Service went and tried to pull the gun records from the gun store. Luckily the gun owner didn’t give those records over to them, but again what are they doing trying to get those records? A lot of serious questions that ought to be raised, but we shouldn’t be passing gun control to make it harder for law-abiding citizens. Stop people who break the law from getting away with it scot-free.”
On Democrat hypocrisy:
“You can see there [are] already requests being made for this to be investigated. I’m waiting for the Biden Justice Department to investigate, but again if you replaced the words ‘Biden’ with ‘Trump’ and then you read that article, the Politico article, that really goes into detail about the police report, [raising] alarming questions all throughout. If that was Trump instead of Biden, every newspaper in the country would be all over it. It would be the lead story on all of the mainstream media outlets and yet crickets, like everything else, but people are watching this.
“It’s like the double standard you see with so many of these Democrat officials who break the rules. They tell you to live by one set of rules, they’re living by another. They’re trying to take away your freedoms when they’re not even complying. They’re trying to take away our gun rights as we speak in Washington, and the President of the United States himself is talking about going nuclear and blowing up the filibuster in the Senate to get gun control and make it harder for you to get a gun and yet his own son looks like [he] violated multiple laws. Why don’t you enforce the laws that are on the books instead of going after people who aren’t breaking the laws like [Charlie] Hurt said?”