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McCarthy targets Biden on documents – despite new revelations about Pence and ongoing Trump investigation

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy tried to distinguish between documents found at former Vice President Mike Pence’s home and those discovered at President Joe Biden’s home in Wilmington, Delaware.

The Independent asked Mr. McCarthy about the CNN report that Mr. Pence found documents at his home in Carmel, Indiana and promptly returned them.

Mr McCarthy has previously criticized the FBI for executing a search warrant at former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home in August. The House recently passed a resolution to create a select subcommittee on the militarization of the federal government, in part in response to multiple investigations into Mr. Trump.

Representative Jim Jordan, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, will chair the committee, alongside arch-conservatives like Representatives Thomas Massie of Kentucky, Darrell Issa of California and Harriet Hageman of Wyoming. In addition, House Republican Conference Speaker Elise Stefanik of New York, who was the leading critic of Mr. Trump’s first impeachment, will serve on the committee.

The news also comes as Mr Biden faces criticism from Republicans after it was revealed he had documents from his time as vice president at the Penn Biden Center at the University of Pennsylvania and at his home in Wilmington, Delaware. Over the weekend, the White House said the Justice Department removed six additional documents, including documents dating back to his tenure as a senator from Delaware.

But Mr. McCarthy tried to draw a distinction between Mr. Pence’s and Mr. Biden’s situations due to the fact that the Justice Department recently found documents as a senator.

‘He has classified documents when he was a US senator,’ Mr McCarthy said The Independent during his press conference. McCarthy noted that senators must view classified documents in a Compartmented Information Facility Senstivie, or SCIF for short.

“I don’t even understand how it happens,” he said. “I don’t understand how a US senator can pull a classified document out of a SCIF, if he stuffs it in his pants or somewhere else.”

Mr. McCarthy also said that Mr. Pence informed Speaker of House Oversight and Accountability James Comer of the documents. Mr. Comer said The Independent that the committee planned to treat Mr. Pence and Mr. Biden the same.

“We need to reform the way these documents leave,” he said. “What’s the biggest mystery is how Biden ended up with some as a senator and how they ended up in so many multiple places. But when it comes to Pence, we’re going to treat him exactly the same way we treated Biden.


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