It appears that Joe Biden has officially disowned his 4-year-old granddaughter Navy Joan Roberts, despite the media’s portrayal of him as a loving family man.
Hunter Biden, son of Joe and Jill Biden, has a daughter with former DC stripper Lunden Roberts. This young girl is now four years old and will turn five in August.
The parents have settled on an agreement where Navy Joan would never be allowed to use the Biden name—a clear indication of abandonment from her father and grandparents.
Even more disturbing is the fact that White House aides are instructed to publicly state that Joe Biden only has six grandchildren instead of seven as if erasing Navy Joan from existence was possible or permissible.
It’s no surprise then why many in the public are outraged at this news, particularly those who look up to Joe Biden (as unbelievable as this may sound) for his character and sense of morality.
Is it right for him to ignore his grandchild when he holds himself up as an example? After all, he’s already shown how much importance he puts on familial values with his stories about Beau which won over so many voters during the Democratic primaries.
So if family means so much to Joe Biden, why does he continue to ignore Navy Joan? We must ask ourselves what kind of message does it send when someone refuses to acknowledge their own flesh and blood? Are we really supposed to believe that such an act isn’t hypocritical or morally wrong? That it should simply be overlooked due to the circumstances surrounding her birth?
And yet there still remain people who defend Joe Biden’s decision not to acknowledge Navy Joan by saying things like ‘He will do what’s best for her’ or ‘This is between Hunter & Lunden.’
But these comments fail to address this point: Whether or not you believe this situation calls for something different than other instances of paternity/grandpaternity doesn’t negate its ethical implications – especially since many families have experienced similar situations before without resorting to such drastic measures (like disowning).
Ultimately it seems like rather than doing something out of genuine concern for their grandchild’s wellbeing they’re just trying to save face – which unfortunately sends an incredibly damaging message about how society views single mothers & children born out of wedlock – particularly when coming from someone who publicly espouses strong principles about family values.
On one hand we can understand some level empathy given Hunter & Lunden’s tumultuous past; however on the other hand it should also be acknowledged that adults have responsibilities too–such as recognizing your parental obligations whether they originate out love or necessity–and shirking them sends a terrible example regardless if you think doing otherwise would be better for everyone involved..
While no one can say definitively what action should be taken here; what can be said is that whatever decision Vice President Joe Biden makes going forward concerning Navy Joan will set a precedent both within our society but more importantly within our politics surrounding fatherhood & responsibility…