Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) criticized the political hypocrisy shown in President Joe Biden’s classified documents saga.
Speaking on ABC‘s “This Week” on Sunday (January 15), Christie dissected what he described as a “political problem.”
His remarks observed the differences between the handling of former President Donald Trump’s classified documentation and President Joe Biden’s.
In August, Trump found himself embroiled in a scandal when the FBI searched his Mar-a-Lago home and seized classified documents.
In November, six days before the midterms, Biden’s lawyers found classified documents from his time as Vice President in an office he used from 2017 to 2019 while he worked as an honorary professor for the University of Pennsylvania.
Subsequent searches by Biden’s aides uncovered classified documents in the garage of the President’s Wilmington, Del. home and inside the home.
Christie queried, “Why did they wait to tell us?” noting that, “They knew this before midterms — six days before.”
The former New Jersey Governor emphasized Biden’s remarks about being transparent because he believed Trump wasn’t but contrasted that with the President’s knowledge about his unauthorized storage of classified documents.
Christie asserted the more damning question would be, “Who made the decision to not tell the American people six days before an election?”
He also asked what the “political conversation” would be if Trump didn’t disclose such a discovery six days before an election.
Rick Klein, the panel’s director, agreed with Christie, adding that the Biden administration “had an opportunity to get in front of all of this either before the election or since then.”