Joe Biden absent as Hunter soaks up spotlight

President Joe Biden has bookended this week with major speeches, but in between, he spent three full days without being seen in public, leaving plenty of room for his embattled son to soak up attention.

Biden held a campaign speech Monday in South Carolina and is scheduled to speak Friday on “Bidenomics” in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He held no public events Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, a three-day stretch during which Hunter Biden showed up to, and then abruptly left, a congressional hearing before heading to California to be arraigned on tax charges the next day.

Hunter Biden, President Joe Biden’s son, accompanied by his attorney Abbe Lowell, left, leaves a House Oversight Committee hearing as Republicans are taking the first step toward holding him in contempt of Congress, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2024, on Capitol Hill in Washington.
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