Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (GA.) has suggested that drug tests should be conducted on White House staff and members of the First Family, including Hunter Biden, following the discovery of cocaine on the premises on Sunday (July 2) evening.
The drug’s discovery, found in the West Wing, prompted the building to be evacuated briefly.
Newsweek’s reported, citing a “source familiar with the investigation,” that the cocaine was discovered inside a “work area.”
As the investigation into the substance’s origins progresses, online theories have emerged regarding who may have left it there. Some social media users have baselessly suggested that Hunter Biden, President Joe Biden’s son, and a recovering drug addict, may be responsible. However, there is no evidence to support this claim. Additionally, the president’s family has left the White House to spend the holiday weekend at Camp David in Maryland.
At the White House daily press briefing on Wednesday (July 5), Karine Jean-Pierre, the White House Press Secretary, informed reporters that the Secret Service was investigating the discovery of a substance. She mentioned that the West Wing receives numerous visitors annually.
In response to Jean-Pierre’s statements, Greene, a firebrand Republican, suggested on Twitter that Hunter and White House staff should undergo drug tests, despite no evidence suggesting their involvement in the matter.
Greene took to Twitter to suggest that the White House Press Secretary shouldn’t “worry” because the House Oversight Committee Republicans would “ask Secret Service about cocaine found” in response to a clip of Jean-Pierre’s answer being shared on social media.