After classified documents were discovered at President Biden’s Delaware home and Washington, DC Penn Biden Center, both influential Senate Democrats supported an ongoing investigation.
“The reports about President Biden’s mishandling of classified documents are extremely irresponsible and disturbing. These allegations should be investigated fully,” Sen. Joe Manchin, (D-W.Va.), told Fox News Digital.
He was echoed in his thoughts by Sen. Tim Kaine from Virginia.
“This news raises serious questions and the appointment of an unbiased special prosecutor to investigate the matter is the right step,”Kaine shared his thoughts with the network.
Kaine, Hillary Clinton’s running mate in 2016, announced his plans to seek a third term on Friday.
Fox News reached out every Senate Democrat whose term ends in 2024. No one has made a statement on classified material. However, Fox News did not receive any other comments. Many of the tight races are in deep red states, such as West Virginia, where Trump was victorious in 2020.
The latest on President Biden’s classified docs scandal
Last week, Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed Special Counsel Robert Hur to probe Biden’s mishandling of classified materials. The investigation is certain to provide grist to GOP-led congressional probes into the president and his scandal-riddled son, Hunter — and loom over Biden’s expected 2024 reelection campaign.
The comments from Manchin and Kaine reflect the latest crack’s the president’s Democratic firewall.
Rep. Katie Porter, (D-Calif.), who is looking to move into Dianne Feinstein’s Senate seat next year, told Fox earlier this week that she “definitely”Wanted “to get answers from the White House.”
“Classified documents belong in classified settings, and I think you heard me say oversight is not a partisan thing. Good oversight means you’re willing to hold any rule breaker to account,”Porter stated.
“We should be asking for answers in a respectful way, and we should be expecting to get honest ones.”
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