Biden files: Republican Sen. Tim Scott tears administration apart for sitting on discovery of documents
‘The stench of hypocrisy is making Americans sick’: Top Republicans mourn the Biden administration for sitting on the discovery of documents for two months and trying to ‘engineer’ the scandal
- SC Senator Tim Scott reacts to President Biden’s possession of classified files of his vice president days after the White House said there were no visitor logs from Delaware
- A small number of classified documents were found at a think tank where Biden previously had a private office in DC and at his home in Wilmington, Delaware
- Scott claimed there was a ‘two-tier justice system’ at play
South Carolina Republican Sen. Tim Scott on Monday denounced the ‘stench of hypocrisy’ he says is emanating from the Biden administration amid a growing backlash over the president’s possession of classified documents .
Documents dating back to Biden’s vice presidency were discovered in his home in Wilmington, Delaware and at a Washington, DC think tank where he had an office.
Scott appeared on Fox News just as the White House revealed there was no visitor log for Biden’s private home, amid concerns about who may have accessed classified files there- low.
The president and his White House have repeatedly claimed they are cooperating with the National Archives and the Justice Department in the investigation.
South Carolina GOP Senator Tim Scott called the Biden administration’s handling of the classified files situation ‘abhorrent’
But questions are still piling up about why the initial discovery, which happened at the Penn Biden Center in Washington on Nov. 2, 2022, wasn’t revealed by the White House until this month.
Critics also suggested they were being kept secret for “political” motives, with the November 8 midterms less than a week later.
“The truth is that they deleted the information before the election so it wouldn’t have an impact during the election.” It looks like a bit of engineering from my perspective,’ Scott said Monday morning.
“The stench of hypocrisy emanating from this administration is making the American people sick.”
Referring to today’s holiday to honor slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., Scott – who is black – continued: “I can’t imagine this double standard in the justice system being enforced on the day from MLK to blacks versus whites.”
“Can you imagine how this administration continues to treat itself and its friends against President Trump or his adversaries? We can’t have a two-tier court system in America,” Scott said.
Republicans ask why there is no visitor log at President Biden’s private residence in Wilmington, Delaware in light of the classified documents debacle
Private home of President Joe Biden in Wilmington, Delaware and location of several classified documents
Timeline of events leading up to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Gartland’s appointment of a special counsel to oversee the investigation into Biden’s handling of classified documents
It’s unclear how Trump relates to the senator’s point about racism in the justice system, but Biden’s possession of classified records has sparked furious comparisons among Republicans over how the former president was treated for his handling. secret presidential records — culminating in an FBI raid — versus Biden’s own attorneys allowed to search and turn over his.
One of the main differences between the two situations concerns compliance. Trump’s estate in Florida was raided because officials believed his legal team was not telling the truth about the ex-president’s possession of classified records.
Biden’s attorneys, on the other hand, appear to have gone out of their way to pretend to be cooperating with investigators.
But Scott said on Monday that media reactions to today’s revelations that there were no visitor logs available for Biden’s home in Delaware would have been very different.
“The national media would have lost its mind if the name had been ‘Trump’ and not ‘Biden’ on the papers,” Scott said.
The White House told multiple media on Monday, “Like every president in decades of modern history, his personal residence is personal.”
“But upon taking office, President Biden reinstated the norm and tradition of keeping White House visitor diaries, including publishing them regularly, after the previous administration abolished them.”