The son of Vice President Joe Biden was reportedly discharged from the Navy Reserve in February after testing positive for cocaine.
Hunter Biden, who decided to join the service after years spent as a lawyer, was commissioned as an ensign in 2013. Only a month later, he failed a drug test, sources tell The Wall Street Journal.
In a statement to Fox News, the 44-year-old did not specify the reason for his discharge, but did say, “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."
He also added, "I respect the Navy's decision. With the love and support of my family, I'm moving forward.”
The Vice President joked last year about his son's decision to join the armed forces later in life, telling the crowd at the American Legion's Salute to Heroes Inaugural Ball, “We have a lot of bad judgment in my family. My son over 40 just joined the Navy to be sworn in.”
According to The Wall Street Journal, Hunter is currently serving as a managing partner for investment firm, Rosemont Seneca Partners.
Fox News was the first to release a statement from Hunter.