(ConservativeSense.com) – The document scandal of President Joe Biden has everyone talking. This week, Democrat Rep. Dan Goldman, Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw, and even the former ethics chief or Obama have all weighed in on the situation.
Dan Goldman defended how Biden handled the documents and said it can’t be compared with the document scandal of Former President Donald Trump, calling the two situations “apples and oranges.” Goldman is a lawmaker who served as the impeachment manager for the House against Trump (with Trump sarcastically endorsing him for Congress). In the Punchbowl News interview, Goldman dismissed accusations that Democrats have a double standard regarding the Biden document scandal after condemning Trump, who may face indictment.
On the other side of the aisle, Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw responds after the White House claimed no visitor logs were kept at the president’s private residence in Delaware. Crenshaw said the Democrats and Biden administration “set the rules” about how we should respond to mishandling classified documents when the FBI raided Trump, yet this was not the same response from them toward Biden, although Crenshaw believes neither situation should result in the FBI raids.
Walter Shaub, Barack Obama’s former ethics chief, said that Biden’s handling of classified documents in his garage in Delaware is a neglect of basic security protocols and “inexcusable.” He added that although it was “nothing like Trump’s deliberate refusal to return classified records” to the National Archives when asked, Biden’s own keeping of similar records was still wrong and should not be dismissed. Shaub called the situation a “breach of trust,” especially because “the White House didn’t mention that the records were found in more than one location” when they were first asked.
Fox News Digital also reported on Tuesday that a government watchdog, Protect the Public’s Trust (PPT), filed a complaint with the U.S. Office of Government Ethics about the Biden document scandal. PPT director Mike Chamberlain said in a statement that “the American public will not tolerate a two-tiered system of justice” where insiders with high-level connections are “subject to a lower standard of scrutiny” than average citizens.
With the 2024 presidential election ahead, it remains to be seen how this scandal will affect President Biden’s chances for a second term.
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