Democrat Senator Chris Coons suggests ethics disclosures for members of president's family

 July 31, 2023

Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) seemingly endorsed the idea of Congress passing legislation requiring an ethics disclosure clause for members of a sitting president's family during an appearance on NBC's Meet the Press on Sunday.

Host Chuck Todd asked Coons about the idea in a discussion about the activities of former President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and President Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden.

While Coons seemed more concerned with Kushner, he still recognized the clear need for ethical disclosures and that members of the president's family can't simply be treated like a regular citizen.

When Todd suggested the idea of ethics disclosure, Coons replied saying "That may be worth looking at because frankly, as you referenced, Jared Kushner wasn’t just a private citizen."

The Biden family and the White House have often used Hunter Biden's status as a private citizen to deflect criticism. But we now know that the younger Biden was involved in selling access to the White House to foreign entities.

Selling access to the highest foreign bidder is a deeply concerning activity that cannot be tolerated. The president must serve the American people, not rich foreign interests.