On Monday, Estonian Interior Minister, Mart Helme resigned a day after he called President-Elect Joe Biden and his son Hunter ‘Corrupt Character’ without providing further evidence.
As Helme announced his departure, which sparked criticism from his political colleagues, he said:
“I didn’t say anything that American media hadn’t already reported,’
On Sunday, following the comments on a radio show where Helme and his son, Martin questioned the legitimacy of Tuesday’s election and also called Joe Biden a corrupt character, the Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid called the comments by the Helmes an attack against Estonian democracy and security.
“The words of a politician have weight and today, two ministers of the Republic of Estonia have decided to use the weight of their words to attack our main ally.”