Entrepreneur and Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy called the indictment of Hunter Biden on gun charges Thursday a “smokescreen.”

“Don’t fall for it,” Ramaswamy posted on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter. “This is a fig leaf designed to deflect attention away from the real problem: the Biden family is selling out U.S. foreign policy for their own family’s private financial gain. That’s really what’s wrong, and we must hold politicians in both major political parties when they use our foreign policy to enrich their family members.”

President Joe Biden’s son now faces three gun-related charges brought by prosecutors in Delaware. According to court filings, the younger Biden was charged with two charges for failing to disclose drug use when purchasing a weapon and unlawful possession of a firearm while addicted to a controlled substance. 

Ramaswamy also commented on the recent direction of House committees by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) to open a formal impeachment inquiry into President Biden based on House Republican investigations into the Biden family’s foreign business dealings and Hunter’s prosecution.

“The impeachment inquiry initiated by the House against President Biden is a step in the right direction, but the public shouldn’t fall for the trick of diverting attention away from the true problem,” Ramaswamy said in the X post. “It’s also no accident that today’s indictment comes at a moment when President Biden’s own popularity within the Democratic Party is cratering.”

“I predict this is the first step for the Democrat Party managerial class to pressure Joe Biden out of the race,” Ramaswamy continued. “Biden will become a sacrificial pawn in service to the deep state that wants to keep power at all costs.”

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