House Speaker Kevin McCarthy said that Congress will investigate the scores of classified documents found in Joe Biden’s home and garage in Wilmington, Delaware and accused the Biden administration of rampant hypocrisy.
In a fiery series of interviews today, McCarthy told reporters that he believes “Congress has to investigate this” and highlighted the apparent hypocrisy between the government’s treatment of Biden and former President Donald Trump.
McCarthy charged that, unlike Biden, 45th President Donald Trump had taken measures to secure documents at his Florida Mar-a-Lago home before being controversially raided by the FBI.
“They knew the documents were there. They actually asked President Trump to put another lock on, so they were locked. But the president — Biden, he wasn’t president. He was vice president,” McCarthy noted.
Biden, in contrast “held these [documents] in different locations right out in the open.”
“He criticized President Trump,” McCarthy noted. “Did he utilize the Justice Department to raid President Trump? Do you think that was right?”
McCarthy commented on revelations that Biden’s alleged mishandling of classified information took place prior to the 2022 midterm elections, alleging that Democrats “knew this has happened to President Biden before the election, but they kept this a secret from the American public.”
The newly-elected Speaker highlighted comments made by Biden during an interview on 60 Minutes in which he slammed Trump over the alleged mishandling of documents, despite the wide gulf between Biden’s garage documents and Trump’s carefully guarded files.
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"You watched them leak photos of sitting out files of President Trump. Where's the photos of President Biden's documents? This is what makes America not trust their government."pic.twitter.com/5ZAJMzkru3
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“He goes on 60 Minutes, criticizes President Trump even knowing what he has done, and he wasn’t president at the time. Now we find another location that it’s at? But he refused to answer. His press secretary won’t answer the questions,” Speaker McCarthy said.
“You watched them leak photos of sitting out files of President Trump, where’s the photos of President Biden’s documents? Where are those photos at? He knowingly knew this happened going into an election, going into interviews. This is what makes America not trust their government,” he added.
“You cannot have one form of law because someone philosophically has a different opinion than you, and you cannot use the Justice Department to go after people that are politically different as well.”
He concluded, “It has to be equal across and what I’m finding what’s happened with President Biden time and again, you go from a laptop, saying it not only wasn’t true, but utilizing your own friends to go into companies to tell them to say the same thing, to try to knock down information, to try to make sure the New York Post story couldn’t be printed.”