It's not the easiest to be the niece of our extremely powerful vice-president, and according to her friends, Caroline Biden just couldn't take all that pressure.

“She would complain about it all the time,” her friend Paul Johnson Calderon, told the New York Post following Caroline's scuffle with the NYPD this week. “She’s surrounded by a lot of people who use her because of who she is. Guys would want to date her because of who her ­uncle is.”

The NYPD were called to the young Biden's Tribeca apartment on Tuesday morning when she got into a fight with her roommate, then took a swing at a female NYPD officer (which, btw, would have resulted in some serious charges for anyone else). She was arrested and booked with the comparatively minor charge of resisting arrest.

While enrolled in Georgetown, Biden underwent treatment for alcohol and Adderall addiction, and Calderon believes Biden was still abusing pills and alcohol.

“The pressure of being Joe Biden’s niece made her totally unravel,” Calderon said. “It’s a desire for attention, a cry for help. She’s a very complicated girl who has a lot of feelings and a lot of issues.” On Wednesday morning, Biden was bizarrely transported out of a police precinct while covered in a blanket.

The vice-president's office, apparently having better things to do, did not return the New York Post's request for comment.

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