NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)– The second son of the Vice President Joe Biden, Hunter, tested positive for cocaine last year and has been discharged from the Navy.
Hunter said in a statement that he deeply regrets his actions and is embarrassed. He failed a urinalysis test administered in June of 2013.
This is Hunter’s second run in with drugs, he had to get a waiver to join the Navy because of a prior incident when he was younger.
Hunter became a Naval Officer as part of a direct commission program designed to recruit professionals into the Navy. He was assigned to a public affairs support unit based in Norfolk, Virginia.
Hunter, who is a lawyer, is now a managing partner at an investment company.
He released a statement overnight saying, “It was the honor of my life to serve in the U.S. Navy, and I deeply regret and am embarrassed that my actions led to my administrative discharge. I respect the Navy’s decision. WIth the love and support of my family, I’m moving forward.”
The Vice President’s office has not commented on his son’s discharge.