- Republicans demand to know why White House didn’t reveal Biden had classified documents until after midterm elections
- Personal lawyers discovered documents on Nov. 2 – six days before the vote
- GOP Rep. Don Bacon of Nebraska called it a ‘cover up’
- Chair of the House Judiciary Committee Rep. Jim Jordan said the American people should have known prior to Nov. 8
Republicans on Tuesday demanded to know why President Joe Biden had classified documents from when he was vice president at his think tank and why it wasn’t revealed until after the midterm elections with one calling it a ‘cover up.’
He said the fact the White House didn’t say ‘a darn thing till after the election looks political me.’
The White House announced late Monday that Biden’s lawyers discovered 10 classified documents in his former office at a Washington think tank on November 2.
That was six days before the midterm election, where Republicans won control of the House but not by the landslide many had predicted.
The delay in announcing the discovery has sparked fury about the GOP and many warned they expect the Justice Department to treat Biden like they are treating Trump.
‘President Biden has stated that taking classified documents from the White House is ‘irresponsible.’ Under the Biden Administration, the Department of Justice and National Archives have made compliance with the Presidential Records Act a top priority, said Rep. James Comer of Kentucky, who is set to become the House Oversight Chairman.
‘We expect the same treatment for President Biden, who has apparently inappropriately maintained classified documents in an insecure setting for several years.’
And Republican Rep. Jim Jordan, the incoming House Judiciary chairman, wouldn’t say if he would investigate the matter but did say the American people should have known about it before they cast their ballots in November.
By Emily Goodin