In recent weeks, a controversy has been brewing around the White House concerning several classified documents found on President Joe Biden’s property. This matter has since been taken up by the recently elected House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA 20), who has taken the initiative to lead the charge in investigating the incident.
These classified documents, which are said to be owned by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), have been the subject of controversy since they were discovered in the possession of President Biden on multiple properties owned by Joe Biden, including the garage of his private house in Wilmington, Delaware. Though the NARA initially denied any knowledge of the documents, they later admitted that they had in fact been missing since December 2020, which was a point in time when Joe Biden wasn’t officially sworn into the United States presidency. The documents reportedly contained sensitive information regarding the 2020 presidential election and the transition process. This has led McCarthy and other Republican representatives to question the legitimacy of the election results, something that they have been parading for multiple years. They believe that the documents could be evidence of tampering or fraud in the election process and that this could have contributed to President Biden’s narrow victory.
The House of Representatives, under the leadership of McCarthy, launched an investigation into the matter. McCarthy has called for a public hearing on the matter and has made it clear that he expects President Biden and other relevant officials to testify. He has also requested that the documents be made public so the American people can better understand what is at stake. In response to the controversy, President Biden has released a statement expressing his concern over the situation. He has made it clear that he is committed to cooperating with the investigation and ensuring that the truth comes out. He also urged the public to remain patient until more facts could be revealed.
The White House has also commented on the matter, stating that it is in the interests of the American people for the investigation to be completed quickly. They have also promised that any information gleaned from the investigation will be revealed in a timely and transparent manner. At this point, it is still unclear what the investigation results will be. What is clear, however, is that McCarthy and the House of Representatives are taking the situation seriously. They are acting quickly and thoughtfully, in an effort to ensure that the truth surrounding the missing documents is revealed and that the integrity of the election is preserved.
This situation is undoubtedly concerning, and it remains to be seen what the outcome will be. What is not in debate is the urgency that McCarthy and the House of Representatives are taking to launch investigations into the true nature and intent of Joe Biden’s possession of the classified documents. Regardless of whether McCarthy’s swift response to this scandal is politically motivated or not, it should be noted the investigation is significant to the checks and balances that were established by the constitution. If the investigation ultimately highlights any unconstitutional actions committed by President Joe Biden, the House of Representatives should start drafting articles of impeachment as the House was so eager to do during President Trump’s administration under the leadership of then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA 11).