House Republicans press Biden ATF nominee for probe on whether Hunter Biden illegally bought gun

"You are not exempt from the law no matter who you are, even if your last name is Biden," the letter states.

Updated: April 27, 2021 - 12:33pm

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More than 20 House Republicans have sent a letter to David Chipman, President Biden's nominee for director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, urging him to investigate an allegation that Hunter Biden falsified information on a background check to buy a firearm.

The letter, obtained by the Daily Caller, asks Chipman, should be confirmed, to publicly commit to investigating the matter involving President Biden's son.

The letter, written by Virginia GOP Rep. Bob Good, references a recent Politico story alleging Biden answered "no" to a question about drug use on an October 2018 firearms transaction record.

Five years earlier he was discharged from the Navy for cocaine use. Biden also admits in a recently published memoir to drug use.

"I write to ask that you publicly commit to investigate allegations that Hunter Biden falsified information during a background check in order to illegally obtain a firearm should you be confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives," the GOP lawmakers' letter states. "You are not exempt from the law no matter who you are, even if your last name is Biden."

Lying on a federal background check is a felony, punishable to a maximum10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.