Biden Reaffirms No Clemency for Son’s Gun Crime Conviction

President Joe Biden stated Thursday that he will not use his presidential powers to lessen the eventual sentence that his son Hunter Biden will receive for his federal felony conviction on gun crimes. as reported by AP News.

After a news conference at the Group of Seven summit of the world’s wealthiest democracies, Biden was asked if he plans to commute his son’s sentence and responded, “I will not.” Hunter Biden’s sentencing date has not been set, and the three counts carry up to 25 years in prison, though a lengthy sentence is unlikely for a first-time offender.

The final decision will be made by U.S. District Judge Maryellen Noreika, who was nominated to the bench by former Republican President Donald Trump. Judge Noreika will determine the extent of Hunter Biden’s prison time, if any. told by CNN.

Biden’s remarks followed a day after the White House did not rule out a potential commutation for Hunter Biden. Both the president and the White House have maintained for months that Biden would not pardon his son.

“I’m extremely proud of my son Hunter. He has overcome an addiction. He is one of the brightest, most decent men I know,” Biden said earlier during the news conference Thursday. “I abide by the jury decision. I will do that and I will not pardon him.”