Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Tuesday called for the FBI to investigate Joe Biden’s son over classified documents found at the president’s Delaware home and then, seconds later, suggested it was no big deal that sensitive documents were also found at former Vice President Mike Pence’s home in Indiana.
“The FBI needs to search the University of Delaware archives, and they need to search Hunter Biden’s home and business address,” Cruz said during an appearance on Fox Business Network’s “Kudlow.”
Host Larry Kudlow then asked him about the classified documents discovered at Pence’s home near Indianapolis last week. Cruz didn’t seem as concerned about those.
“Oh, look, the Mike Pence story ― it’s still early,” Cruz said. “He is a good friend and a good man. He’s explained where these came from.”
The White House has been under fire since it disclosed that Biden’s attorneys found classified documents and official records on four separate occasions between Nov. 2 and Dec. 20 at the offices of the Penn Biden Center in Washington and at Biden’s home.
Biden donated his sealed Senate records 2012 at the University of Delaware Cruz It has repeatedly The Justice Department was contacted to investigate the papers. The Justice Department did not respond to the request. university has said Only Biden or his designees can access the papers for two years following his retirement from public office.
A special prosecutor has been appointed by the Justice Department to investigate this matter.
On Tuesday’s news revealed that Pence also had improperly handled sensitive material. According to Pence’s attorney, “a small number of documents bearing classified markings” were found at the home of Donald Trump’s vice president last week.
In Both cases show that they knew nothing about the records’ existence. It appears the records were returned within days.
These developments contrast with the fact that Trump refused to give classified documents to National Archives in his Mar-a-Lago Florida estate for several months. Roughly 300 classified documents have been recovered from Trump’s properties since he left office in January 2021.
Mar-a-Lago was raided by the FBI on August 8. Cruz called it A political motivated “fishing expedition.”