Frank Biden, one of President Joe Biden’s two brothers, used the presidential inauguration as the centerpiece of an advertisement promoting his law firm.
Frank is a senior advisor in charge of government relations at the Berman Law Group, a firm located in Boca Raton, Florida. He joined the firm in 2018, according to Florida Politics.
The ad includes a photograph of Frank Biden, along with quotes outlining his life and his relationship with the White House, according to CNBC. Frank denied using Joe’s name to gain business for the firm. “I have never used my brother to obtain clients for my firm. Our firm has long been involved [with] this lawsuit. Social justice is something I have been involved in for years,” he told CNBC.
The advertisement ran in connection with a lawsuit demanding that Florida sugar farmers stop doing controlled burns in their fields, according to Florida Politics. The firm alleges that the fires are causing respiratory problems for nearby residents.
The Biden family has allegedly used Joe Biden’s influence as senator, vice president and now president for financial gain for years. Joe’s son Hunter Biden was compensated millions of dollars for sitting on the board of the Ukrainian energy company Burisma, despite his lack of special knowledge in Eastern European energy markets. Instead, Hunter was hired to protect the company, a former Ukrainian Parliament member said.
Hunter also allegedly teamed up with his uncle James Biden, Joe’s other brother, to work out a business agreement with a Chinese energy company. They pointed to Joe Biden’s strong relationship with the president of Colombia as a reason to do the deal. “The relationship between Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos and Joe Biden has been a strong one throughout the Obama administration,” one document in their presentation read.
Florida Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz blamed Democrats and left-wing activists for political violence in a Wednesday floor speech.
Speaking in opposition to the impeachment of President Donald Trump, Gaetz expressed outrage at the entire impeachment process. “President Trump may be most likely to be impeached when he is correct,” Gaetz said, alluding to Trump’s complaints about the special counsel investigation into Russian election interference, the “Biden crime family,” and his allegations of election fraud in Pennsylvania.
“Some have cited the metaphor that the President lit the flame. Well, they lit actual flames. Actual fires,” Gaetz said, alluding to race riots in the summer of 2020 in cities such as Minneapolis and Kenosha. Shouting from the Congressional gallery erupted as Gaetz finished his remarks. He and the members of Congress in the gallery were gavelled down by House presiding officer and Minnesota Democrat Betty McCollum.
After his remarks on the House floor, Gaetz tweeted out an article from Townhall covering his speech.
Gaetz specifically blamed “the gentle-lady from Massachusetts” and “the gentle-lady from California” for rhetoric endorsing violence. In August 2020, Representative Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts told MSNBC’s AM Joy, “There needs to be unrest in the streets for as long as there’s unrest in people’s lives.” Maxine Waters of California told attendees at a Keep Families Together rally in June 2018, “If you see anybody from that cabinet in a restaurant, in department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd. And you push back on them. Tell them they’re not welcome any more, anywhere!”
Gaetz has been a stalwart supporter of President Trump since both were elected in 2016. When Trump was impeached for the first time, in 2019, Gaetz led a group of Republican lawmakers in interrupting a classified intelligence briefing in a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF).