Former Vice President Joe Biden’s younger son failed a drug test for cocaine, only one month after his commissioning last year into the Navy Reserve and was discharged.
Hunter Biden had been selected for commission as a reserve officer through the Direct Commission Officer program in 2012, according to Cmdr. Ryan Perry, a Navy spokesman. He was commissioned into the Navy Reserve unit for Navy Public Affairs Support Element East in Norfolk, Va. Biden, who had no prior military experience, was one of six officers commissioned nationally into the Navy Reserve public affairs division.
“It was the honor of my life to serve in the U.S. Navy, and I deeply regret and am embarrassed that my actions led to my administrative discharge,” Biden said in statement issued through his lawyer. “I respect the Navy’s decision. With the love and support of my family, I’m moving forward.”
The incident was first reported late Thursday in The Wall Street Journal. Citing “people familiar with the matter,” it reported that Biden was given a drug test in June 2013 that tested positive for cocaine.
Vice President Joe Biden joked in January 2013 about his younger son’s decision to join the military late in life during a speech at the American Legion’s Salute to Heroes Inaugural Ball, which honors Medal of Honor recipients.
“We have a lot of bad judgment in my family. “My son, who is over 40, just joined the United States Navy. He’s about to be sworn in as an officer,” Joe Biden said.
Well you said it Joe! Your family is a total disgrace and there is no hiding it!
We want to hear your thoughts about this folks
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