(BBC News) Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has called for Congress to investigate U.S. President Joe Biden following the discovery of two batches of classified documents – one of which was found at Biden’s home.
McCarthy accused Biden of hypocrisy, pointing to the Justice Department’s probe of former President Donald Trump for allegedly mishandling classified files.
McCarthy also accused Democrats of trying to “have different standards for their own beliefs,” citing the fact that the first set of files was found in November – before the midterm elections.
“You look at President Biden, he wasn’t president. He as vice president held these (documents) in different locations right out in the open. He criticized President Trump. Did he utilize the Justice Department to raid President Trump?” McCarthy said.
Biden denies keeping any classified documents out in the open, saying they were locked in his garage. The president is co-operating fully with the Justice Department, Biden’s special counsel said.