Vice president’s son leaves Navy amid drug report

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter is expressing regret for being discharged from the Navy Reserve amid published reports that he tested positive for cocaine.

The Wall Street Journal reports that Hunter Biden failed the drug test last year and was discharged in February.

In a statement issued Thursday, Biden doesn’t say why he was discharged. He says he’s embarrassed that his actions led to his discharge and that he respects the Navy’s decision.

The vice president’s office declined to comment.

Hunter Biden is the vice president’s youngest son. He’s a former lobbyist and attorney who now works at an investment firm.

Last year Biden received a commission as a public affairs officer in the Navy Reserve. He required a special waiver because he was 42 years old. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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