Republicans Blast Biden Over Classified Documents, Raise Questions Of Double Standard

By Casey Harper (The Center Square)

President Joe Biden has come under heavy fire after news reports indicated that classified documents from his time as vice president were found at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement in Washington.

Attorney General Merrick Garland has handed the case over to a U.S. attorney in Chicago to investigate, according to CBS News.

Republicans were quick to launch accusations of hypocrisy, pointing out federal law enforcement raided former President Donald Trump’s residence for classified documents.

“Why hasn’t the FBI raided Joe Biden’s home?” said Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas.

Biden’s defenders, though, argue that Trump was given warning from the National Archives and Records Administration before a referral was given to federal law enforcement.

“The difference is that Biden’s lawyers cooperated [and] reached out to the National Archives upon discovering the classified documents, unlike Trump [and] his circle obstructing the investigation into the classified docs at Mar-A-Lago,” said Olivia Troye, a national security expert who worked for former Vice President Mike Pence in the White House. “Regardless, the right will distort this [and] use it.”

Related: Trump Calls for FBI to Raid Biden’s Homes After Classified Documents Relating to Ukraine, Iran, UK Discovered in His Office

Critics have shot back, saying there is more to the story, also raising questions about the think tank where they were stored.

“Biden stole classified documents and stored them at his think tank while he was VP,” said Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Texas. “The VP does not have any authority to declassify classified documents. And this ‘think tank’ received $54 million in funding from the CCP.”

It’s unclear to what degree Biden was personally involved in handling and storing the documents, but some Republicans blasted him, saying he knowingly broke the law. When Trump came under fire for similar allegations last year, the media and other officials speculated that he could end up behind bars.

“Biden knew for years that he’s been storing highly classified documents in his personal office,” said Rep. Ronny Jackson, R-Texas. “He knew it when FBI agents were raiding Mar-a-Lago, and he knew it when he appointed a partisan special counsel. He knew the whole time but still had his DOJ goons persecute Trump.”

Related: Oversight Committee Launches Investigation Into Biden’s Classified Documents, NARA

Some have yet to weigh in, but overall Republicans Tuesday echoed the call for accountability.

“Joe Biden took classified documents from the White House when he was Vice President,” said Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Georgia “The VP does not have the power to declassify, only POTUS. Joe Biden stole classified documents. This is a very serious crime. DOJ [and] NARA can’t sweep this under the rug and persecute Trump.”

Syndicated with permission from The Center Square.

The Center Square

View Comments

Recent Posts

Pro-War Liberals Lose Their Minds When Elon Musk Points Out Kyiv First Politicians Care ‘100 Times More’ About Ukraine’s Border Than America’s

The leftwing pro-war populace on social media expressed outrage when X CEO Elon Musk pointed…

8 hours ago

California Senator Dianne Feinstein Dies In Office At 90 Years-Old

By Kenneth Schrupp (The Center Square) California Senator Dianne Feinstein, died in office at 90…

8 hours ago

Britney Spears Breaks Her Silence About Chilling Knives Video After Police Visit Her Home

Earlier this week, we reported that fans were concerned about the singer Britney Spears after…

8 hours ago

Biden Preaches Democracy As House Begins Impeachment Inquiry

By Philip Wegmann for RealClearWire Nothing stood still as President Biden told supporters that democracy,…

9 hours ago

Toby Keith Reveals How His Faith Is Helping Him Through His Stomach Cancer Battle – ‘I Just Pray’

The country music star Toby Keith has been battling stomach cancer ever since the fall…

9 hours ago

Hilarious: Check Out NYC’s Fliers Warning Illegal Immigrants That They Will Find No Sanctuary And The City Is Awful

New York City's illegal immigrant problem is so bad that they are handing out fliers…

10 hours ago