Hunter Biden thinks Bill Clinton has seen better days.
Biden called the former Democratic president an “ahole” and added, “God he looks like shit,” according to an email recovered from the troubled first child’s hard drive by the Washington Free Beacon.
The remarks came after Biden’s business partner Eric Schwerin forwarded him and then-deputy counsel to the vice president Alexander Mackler a tweet from New York Times reporter Jonathan Martin.
Martin shared a 2016 video uploaded by the Free Beacon in which Clinton blamed Biden’s father, then the vice president, for the controversial Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, known more commonly as the 1994 crime bill.
“And Biden said, ‘You can’t pass this bill, the Republicans will kill it if you don’t put more sentencing in,'” Clinton, once labeled by the media as the country’s “first black president,” said over objections from Black Lives Matter protesters.
Then-Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton called on her husband for support after activists attacked her record, as well as her past statements calling young black criminals “super predators.” The former president added that various black groups in the country, including the Congressional Black Caucus, endorsed the enhanced sentencing provisions added to the law.
240 mark: Bill Clinton hangs the tougher sentencing provisions from ’94 crime bill on…
— Jonathan Martin (@jmartNYT) April 7, 2016
“Oddly enough, after unnecessarily throwing [Joe Biden] under the bus he gave a damn forceful pro-minority defense of the crime bill,” Mackler replied in an email.
But Clinton’s ultimate endorsement of the law failed to impress the 2019 Free Beacon Man of the Year. “He’s still an asshole,” Hunter Biden wrote back.
Both Hillary and Bill Clinton played minimal roles in the 2020 Democratic National Convention, with most of the prime speaking time given to various musicians, actors, and former president Barack Obama.
The 1994 crime bill caused headaches for President Biden on the campaign trail as well, with his party’s left-wing base regularly attacking his voting history in the Senate. One of Biden’s harshest critics was Vice President Kamala Harris. In May 2019, Harris said the law’s three-strikes provision for violent offenders bears responsibility for the country’s large prison population.
“I have a great deal of respect for Vice President Joe Biden, but I disagree,” Harris told reporters at a New Hampshire campaign event. “That crime bill, that 1994 crime bill, it did contribute to mass incarceration in this country.”
Prior to the 2020 campaign, Biden prided himself as one of the most vocal law-and-order Democrats in the Senate.
“The truth is,” Biden said on the Senate floor in November 1993, “every major crime bill since 1976 that’s come out of this Congress, every minor crime bill, has had the name of the Democratic senator from the state of Delaware: Joe Biden.”
Hunter Biden did not respond to a request for comment.
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