Hunter Biden links sobriety to Trump, future of democracy

Hunter Biden links sobriety to Trump, future of democracy

Hunter Biden in an interview published Monday linked his continued sobriety as key to his father, President Biden, blocking former President Trump from winning the White House in November.

The president’s son, in a rare interview, said democracy is at stake in the next election and revealed there are weighty implications if he can’t remain sober.

“Most importantly, you have to believe that you’re worth the work, or you’ll never be able to get sober. But I often do think of the profound consequences of failure here,” Hunter Biden told Axios.

“Maybe it’s the ultimate test for a recovering addict — I don’t know,” he added. “I have always been in awe of people who have stayed clean and sober through tragedies and obstacles few people ever face. They are my heroes, my inspiration.”

Hunter Biden is at the center of the House GOP’s impeachment probe, based on allegations that Biden as vice president deliberately used government policy to benefit his son’s work for a foreign company. Republicans have probed whether the president benefited from his son’s foreign policy dealings, an accusation the White House has repeatedly denied.

The younger Biden is set to give a deposition to two House committees behind closed doors Wednesday.

“I have something much bigger than even myself at stake,” the 54-year-old told Axios. “We are in the middle of a fight for the future of democracy.”

Hunter Biden has spoken out for himself more regularly in recent months. He made two surprise visits to the Capitol late last year, including a public statement in December to buck House investigators’ requests for a closed-door deposition. He had said he would only testify in a public setting but changed course ahead of his testimony this week.

He also spoke in a recent podcast, saying Republicans are trying to use him to destroy his father’s presidency and opening up about his sobriety.

He told Axios he is resolute to “make it through that fight clean and sober, and I feel a responsibility to everyone struggling through their own recovery to succeed.”

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