Written by Ashton Snyder on
 June 14, 2024

GOP Rep Suggests Hunter Biden Conviction Opens Door for Michelle Obama

Rep. Andy Ogles (R-Tenn.) sees potential political shifts following Hunter Biden’s recent conviction.

According to The Hill, Rep. Andy Ogles (R-Tenn.) suggested that Hunter Biden’s recent conviction on federal gun charges might create an opportunity for Michelle Obama to run for the presidency.

Hunter Biden was convicted on three federal gun charges on Tuesday after a one-week trial. President Joe Biden has publicly stated that he will accept the outcome of the trial regarding his son.

Speculations on Michelle Obama’s Candidacy

During a Wednesday appearance on Fox Business’s “Mornings with Maria,” Rep. Ogles speculated that Hunter Biden’s legal issues create an opening for Michelle Obama to potentially run for president. He suggested the Biden family could step aside, paving the way for Obama's candidacy.

Despite Michelle Obama's clear statements earlier this year reaffirming her support for President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris's re-election campaign, these speculations continue to circulate among several Republicans, including Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas).

Michelle Obama has iterated multiple times her lack of interest in running for public office. Her office previously stated that she “supports President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ re-election campaign” and emphasized she is not considering a presidential run.

Rep. Ogles’ Perspective on Hunter Biden’s Conviction

Rep. Ogles did not shy away from voicing strong opinions during his appearance on Fox Business. He accused the Biden family of corruption, reiterating without evidence that they had accepted large sums of money from foreign countries.

Ogles stated, "That being said, I think it also creates an opening for Democrats like Michelle Obama in here. The Biden family can say, ‘Hey, we’re going to take care of our house, we’re going to take care of our son,’ and then allow Michelle Obama to come in and run."

Former President Donald Trump’s campaign spokesperson also labeled Hunter Biden’s legal troubles as a diversion from the more significant allegations against President Biden.

Michelle Obama’s Consistent Rejections of Political Speculations

In response to the political speculations, Michelle Obama's office has been consistent, clarifying that there is "zero chance" she would entertain a presidential run. This unwavering stance has not prevented a wave of speculations from Republicans eager to see her potentially contest the race.

She also expressed fears regarding the outcomes of the 2024 elections. The ongoing discourse reflects the political volatility as parties strategize for the upcoming electoral battle.

Ogles reiterated his belief in the necessity of pursuing justice but emphasized that the primary focus should be on what he describes as the "Biden crime family."


Hunter Biden’s conviction has ignited significant conversations about possible shifts in presidential candidates. Michelle Obama remains a central figure in speculative discussions despite her firm public rejections of a presidential bid. As the legal and political situations develop, their impacts on the broader electoral framework will undoubtedly be observed with keen interest.

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