Vice President Joe Biden has more than his political duties to contend with, this after one of his sons was kicked out of the military recently. Hunter Biden was booted from the Navy for cocaine use, just after joining the branch last year.
Biden, 44, was actually discharged from the Navy this past February as reported by the Wall Street Journal. The positive test came in 2013, leading to his eventual discharge. Biden spoke to the matter in statement to Fox News, saying he was “embarrassed” by the matter.
From Fox News:
“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,” he said. “I respect the Navy’s decision. With the love and support of my family, I’m moving forward.”
Biden, 44, made the decision to join the military late in life. According to the Wall Street Journal, Biden was commissioned as an ensign in the Navy Reserve in 2013 after deciding the previous year to join the service as a public affairs officer
However, Biden was given a drug test after reporting to his unit at Navy Public Affairs Support Element East in Norfolk, Va. and tested positive for cocaine, the Wall Street Journal reported. According to the paper, the Navy would not specify what sort of discharge he was given.
Biden serves as a lawyer and managing partner for Rosemont Seneca Partners, an investment firm. Biden also worked as a lawyer for a Ukraine company that works on energy independence from Moscow.