Rep. Nancy Mace’s ‘White Privilege’ Nonsense

by | Jan 10, 2024

During a Wednesday United States House of Representatives Oversight and Accountability Committee meeting regarding whether President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden should be found in contempt for failing to show up to answer questions after receiving a House subpoena, Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) directed an astoundingly ridiculous comment toward Hunter Biden who was sitting in the front row of the audience.

“You are the epitome of white privilege,” Mace told Biden.

Hold on. Seriously? Hunter Biden is the son of the current United States president who before that was vice president for eight years and before that spent 36 years as a US Senate member. As a senator, Biden even served as chairman of the Judiciary and Foreign Affairs Committees. Aside from a four-year absence from political office between his time as vice president and as president, Biden has spent all of the last 51 years in the upper echelon of American elective office.

That sure looks like a more likely source of Hunter Biden’s privilege than his “race” or the hue of his skin. This is especially so given the massive amount of evidence that has come out indicating that Hunter Biden, despite limited relevant skills and a debilitating drug problem, was able to rake in millions based apparently on nothing more than his connection to his father — a matter at the heart of the meeting at which Mace addressed Hunter Biden.

What privilege of the “white” children of cashiers, salesmen, and others struggling in relative anonymity to make ends meet does Hunter Biden epitomize? Obviously, none. Mace’s race-based comment is nonsense.

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  • Adam Dick

    Adam worked from 2003 through 2013 as a legislative aide for Rep. Ron Paul. Previously, he was a member of the Wisconsin State Board of Elections, a co-manager of Ed Thompson's 2002 Wisconsin governor campaign, and a lawyer in New York and Connecticut.