Hunter Biden’s daughter, Naomi, allegedly vandalized the United States Capitol in 2011 while working as a Senate page. Biden, who was 17 at Washington, D.C.’s elite Sidwell Friends high school, landed a plum gig as a page for Nevada Sen. Harry Reid, then the chamber’s powerful majority leader. Her grandfather, Joe Biden, was vice president at the time. In June 2011, she and a fellow page were given a tour of the Capitol dome, a privilege ordinarily reserved only for members of Congress and their guests. They allegedly defaced the walls around the historic dome.
Hunter Biden attempted to stem the imbroglio in an email to Elizabeth Roach, the longtime boss of the Senate page program. Roach replied less than an hour later, instructing the pages to write apology letters to the sergeant at arms and the deputy sergeant at arms. Naomi wrote appropriate notes to each of them.
A person with direct knowledge of the situation insisted that the carvings were “tradition” and that “countless other Senate pages” had committed similar acts of defacement. Naomi Biden appeared to suffer few consequences and visited China with her grandfather a month after the incident.
After her Senate stint, Naomi Biden went on to the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia Law School. Like her father, she developed a taste for representing foreign nations and went into international arbitration law at Arnold & Porter, a white-shoed D.C. law firm.