Newly-elected House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA.) decried the hypocrisy in the handling of President Joe Biden’s classified documents probe, comparing it to how the DOJ handled a similar probe into former President Donald Trump.
Speaking on Fox News’s “Sunday Morning Futures,” McCarthy told host Maria Bartiromo what House Republicans intend to do regarding the discovery of classified documents Biden aides found in multiple locations.
McCarthy claimed the timing of the revelation that classified documents were found in Biden’s old civilian office and his Wilmington, Del. home compared to when Biden’s aides uncovered them was “why the American public does not trust their government.”
The California Democrat asserted that Congress has a Constitutional obligation to oversee the Department of Justice’s moves, including investigations overseen by special counsels.
He noted that his primary concern regarding the Justice Department’s role in investigating Biden’s classified documents was “how justice is applied” and whether or not it is “applied equally.”
As conservatives tore into the Department’s handling of the Biden classified case and information becoming public that classified documents were found in multiple locations, Garland appointed a special counsel.
He queried how long Biden, who he noted had been in public office for four decades, had the documents, and queried who was allowed into the locations Biden held the documents.
Although he acknowledged appointing a special counsel in Biden’s case was the correct move, McCarthy queried the number of agents assigned to Biden’s case compared to the number assigned to Trump, declaring, “This is just hypocrisy.”