Democrats have started expressing their worries and concerns regarding President Biden’s classified documents controversy.
Sen. Jon Tester (Mont.), who is preparing for a challenging reelection campaign in a red state said that he was “very concerned” about the situation. He added that it was incredibly important for them to truly understand what had happened. He continued on to say that it was incredibly important for investigators to try and find out whether there were any security risks caused by the classified documents being mishandled.
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), who is also preparing for reelection in a state that went to Trump in 2020, said that the entire case and handling of the information was “unbelievable” and “totally irresponsible.”
President Biden is currently facing criticism after several batches of classified documents were found in his former office in Washington, D.C., as well as in his Wilmington, Delaware home on Friday. The gradual revelation of more and more batches of classified documents being found has left both Democrats and Republicans worried about the number of mishandled documents in the hands of Biden.
While many believed that Biden would enter 2023 strongly after he managed to have a surprisingly successful 2022 midterm election, where he retained control of the Senate and lost the House by a few seats, the reality is that the revelation of the classified documents has led to Biden receiving a lot of criticism. This is particularly true because many are comparing how differently Biden’s case was handled when compared to former President Trump’s classified documents controversy.