United States: In the federal gun charges case against Hunter Biden, Rep. Andy Ogles (R-Tenn. ) said the situation could open an opportunity for Mrs. Michelle Obama to vie for the presidency.

Ogles appeared on Fox Business’s Mornings with Maria on Wednesday to respond to the verdict and after stressing on the ‘need to pursue justice’ turned to suggesting that Biden may drop out of the race following his son’s guilty verdict, as reported by The Hills.

Opening for Michelle Obama

“That being said, I think it also creates an opening for Democrats like Michelle Obama here. The Biden family can say, ‘Hey, we’re going to take care of our house, we’re going to take care of our son,’ and then allow Michelle Obama to come in and run,” he said.

“Because again, Joe Biden can’t win this election, and they know that they are desperate for another candidate,” Ogles added.

It is, however, important to note that the current first lady who used to be the first lady is not aspiring to be a first lady again by getting into a presidential campaign. At the beginning of the year, her office stated that she “will not be running for president” and added that Obama “supports President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ re-election campaign.”

Republican Endorsements and Concerns

Many other Republicans, including Rep Marjorie Taylor Greene and Sen Ted Cruz, encouraged the notion of Obama replacing Biden on the ticket in November. Nevertheless, Obama has repeatedly dismissed any such anticipations, stating during an interview in 2019 that the chances of her coming for president were ‘nil’.

She admitted that she was “terrified” of what could happen in the upcoming election in November.

Hunter Biden was found guilty of three felony gun charges on Tuesday after one week of his trial. In a statement released after the verdict, President Biden said he would respect the decision made in the case.

During his appearance on Fox Business Channel on Wednesday, Ogles was as dismissive about the conviction as the former President Trump’s campaign. A campaign representative stated that Hunter Biden’s guilty verdict is “irrelevant,” undermining substantial charges against the Biden family, as reported by The Hills.

Ogles said the guilty verdict was “absolutely” a distraction from what he was doing at the time.