Last Sunday, the White House was evacuated after a suspicious substance was discovered on the White House complex. Initial reports pointed to it being cocaine, though it was unconfirmed.
According to NBC News, after the substance was both field and lab-tested, the Secret Service confirmed this week that the suspicious substance was, in fact, cocaine, and it was contained in a small bag.
The outlet noted:
The substance was found Sunday evening in a small zippered bag in a highly trafficked part of the West Wing and prompted a brief evacuation, a Secret Service official said.
After news broke regarding what the substance was, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was hammered at the podium, and rightfully so, with questions regarding the White House's response to the developing scandal.
In typical KJP fashion, she dodged every single question thrown at her by the mainstream media, and referred most of them to the Secret Service, which remains tight-lipped as well.
Reporter to KJP Refusing to Answer Cocaine Questions: ‘Can You Explain Why You Can’t Explain It?’ pic.twitter.com/UoY3qMFamD
— 🐊ERIC BOLLING🐊 (@ericbolling) July 6, 2023
Social media reacted quickly to the developing situation, with many demanding that the American public deserves to know how an illegal substance made its way into the White House.
Many pointed to President Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden, as a possible culprit, given his admitted drug addictions.
"Hunter Biden lost his cocaine in the White House. I been to the White House and you can’t get anything pass Secruity unless you are the Presidents son. Secret Service took my Popeyes Chicken Coupon so how did someone manage to get cocaine inside. Raise your hand if you think it was Hunter Biden," Terrance K. Williams tweeted.
Hunter Biden lost his cocaine in the White House. I been to the White House and you can’t get anything pass Secruity unless you are the Presidents son.
Secret Service took my Popeyes Chicken Coupon so how did someone manage to get cocaine inside.
Raise your hand if you think… pic.twitter.com/34pw7phNpW
— Terrence K. Williams (@w_terrence) July 6, 2023
Fox News reported Thursday that experts are now "baffled" as to why KJP and other White House officials have refused to comment on the situation for fear of violating the Hatch Act.
On claims "the cocaine found in the White House had belonged to either the president or his son. Are you willing to say that that's not the case?"
Mid-level Biden staffer Andrew Bates: "I don't have a response to that because we have to be careful about the Hatch Act" pic.twitter.com/zuM30v5Fli
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) July 6, 2023
"I could envision other legitimate bases for declining to respond, such as respecting the integrity of the ongoing investigation, but references to the Hatch Act seem misplaced," Attorney Bradley P. Moss told Fox News Digital.
It'll be fascinating to see how much effort is put into sweeping the cocaine scandal under the rug, but one can be sure that Biden's opponents in the Republican Party will forever remind the American people about the kind of White House that somehow allowed in an illegal drug.