Hunter Biden is scheduled to appear in a Delaware courtroom on Tuesday after being accused of lying on federal forms and illegally possessing a gun while using illicit drugs.
This makes it the first time the child of a sitting president will appear in court to fight criminal charges and comes at the same time as an impeachment inquiry into President Biden is getting started not too far away in Washington, D.C.
Meanwhile on Capitol Hill, Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz made a motion to remove House speaker Kevin McCarthy.
Gaetz is unhappy with McCarthy, who needed Democratic support to avoid a government shutdown over the weekend.
“At this point next week, one of two things will happen,” Gaetz said. “Kevin McCarthy won’t be the speaker of the House or he’ll be the speaker of the House working at the pleasure of the Democrats.”
Not backing down from the challenge, McCarthy took to X, formerly known as Twitter, with three words: ”Bring it on.”
Turning to the judicial branch of the federal government, Supreme Court justices announced yesterday that they will not take up a case that argues former President Trump aided an insurrection on Jan. 6 and should therefore not be able to run for office under the 14th Amendment.
Today is day two of Trump’s civil trial in New York City, where he’s accused of exaggerating the value of his real estate properties to qualify for better loans. New York Attorney General Letitia James is confident of a win.
“No matter how powerful you are, no matter how much money you think you may have, no one is above the law,” James said.