Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Tuesday called on the FBI to investigate Joe Biden’s son over classified documents found at the president’s home in Delaware, then seconds later suggested it wasn’t Serious that sensitive documents were also found at former Vice President Mike Pence’s Indiana home.
“The FBI needs to search the University of Delaware records, and they need to search Hunter Biden’s home and work 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 days,” Cruz said. “He’s a good friend and a good man. He explained where it came from.
The White House has been under fire since revealing that Biden’s lawyers found classified documents and official documents on four occasions between Nov. 2 and Dec. 20 at the offices of the Penn Biden Center in Washington and at the home. of Biden.
Biden donated his sealed Senate records to the University of Delaware in 2012. Cruz has repeatedly asked the Justice Department to search for these documents. However, the university said only Biden and his delegates had access to the documents until two years after he left public service.
The Justice Department has appointed a special prosecutor to look into the case.
On Tuesday, news broke that Pence also mishandled sensitive material. According to Pence’s attorney, “a small number of documents bearing classified marks” were found at the home of Donald Trump’s vice president last week.
In either case, there is no indication that they were aware of the presence of the documents, and it appears that the documents were handed over within days of their discovery.
The two developments contrast with how former President Trump for months refused repeated requests from the National Archives to return classified documents located at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida after leaving office. About 300 classified documents have been recovered from Trump’s properties since he left office in January 2021.
After the FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago on August 8, Cruz called it a politically motivated “fishing expedition”.