An investigation into a hazmat incident at the White House on Sunday evening has revealed that the white powder discovered at the premises was actually cocaine.
The Secret Service is investigating the incident that caused an evacuation of the premises. A preliminary test report revealed that the white powder substance tested positive for cocaine, an official confirmed to the Washington Post. Incidentally, the substance was discovered two days after Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden visited the White House.
Hunter’s personal laptop photos, which were leaked to the public showed that he has a history of abusing illegal drugs. One of the most recently revealed photos, obtained by Daily Mail, showed him consuming drugs and operating a vehicle through a residential area at high speed on a highway to Las Vegas.
As a result, right-wing Newsmax journalist Robb Schmitt did not waste time in putting two and two together as soon as the news of cocaine found at the White House went viral. “It wouldn’t be a thumpin’ July 4th weekend without Hunter Biden ripping lines off of a bust of Teddy Roosevelt,” he jokingly said.
And he was not the only one who reacted to the news. Here are some of the other reactions from social media:
“U.S. Secret Service Uniform Division Officers located an unknown item on the White House complex,” a USSS spokesperson said in a statement at the time. “As a precaution, the White House grounds were evacuated, and the DC Fire Departments Hazmat team responded.”
USSS spokesman Anthony Guliemi also told the Post that they are conducting further testing to determine if the white powder was actually the illegal drug. President Joe Biden was not at the White House when the powder was discovered.
Authorities are yet to find out how the drug got into the White House. It was also not revealed where in the building the drug was found. The DC fire department arrived at the scene during the investigation and determined that the white powder did not pose any threat. “We have a yellow bar saying cocaine hydrochloride,” a firefighter radioed at 8:49 pm on Sunday, according to the Post.