We have been following the case of Hunter Biden in Arkansas as he continues to resist efforts to confirm his wealth and establish child support for his child with Lunden Alexis Roberts. Her lawyers have been trying unsuccessfully to get access to financial records and other information and now Independence County Circuit Court Judge Holly Meyer has ordered him to appear on January 29th to “show cause, if any exists, as to why he should not be held in contempt for any of the alleged violations of this Court’s orders.”
The show cause order was issued after Biden missed yet another date for disclosing his finances. That was also accompanied this week by a “Second Motion for Contempt and for Order to Show Cause.” Biden was supposed to disclose his financial information on Jan. 16th. Even though the information would remain under seal, Biden continued to refuse. The information is standard for determining child support and other issues.
Roberts’ attorneys wrote Hunter Biden “continues to act as though he has no respect for this court, its orders, the legal process in this state, or the needs of his child for support.”
As discussed earlier, Biden denied being the father of the child and forced Roberts to pursue a DNA test in court. The test proved that he is the father with Roberts.
Ironically, Joe Biden has been attacked for a 1981 op-ed entitled “Congress is Subsidizing Deterioration of Family.” In the column, Biden suggested that families with more income should not receive tax credits for child care because one parent should stay at home while the other works. Biden bemoaned the loss of “individual responsibility and said that day-care centers were “monuments to our growing unwillingness to accept personal responsibility.” Of course, that is particularly difficult when one of the parents not only does not support his child but denies that he ever had an intimate relationship with the mother.
When asked about the court previously ordering DNA tests confirming Biden’s status as the father, Joe Biden snapped at a reporter and said “No, that’s a private matter and I have no comment.” He then told the Fox reporter “Only you would ask that. You’re a good man. You’re a good man. Classy.”
Joe Biden, like many presidential candidates, has long identified deadbeat dads as a major national problem. He even used the issue to defend a controversial bankruptcy bill in 2001 when he was a senator. In a 2001 Senate floor speech, Biden defended the law by arguing that the bankruptcy bill would actually improve the situation for women and children. By including a requirement that “deadbeat dads” who file for bankruptcy must make child support payments above nearly all other creditors, Biden insisted “This bill empowers women. It gives them a say in the bankruptcy proceedings relating to her absent spouse.”
Hunter Biden is also reportedly expecting a child with his new wife, Melissa Cohen Biden, whom he married this past May