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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Tuesday urged the FBI to investigate Joe Biden’s son over classified documents found at the president’s home in Delaware, and then, seconds later, suggested it was no big deal that Sensitive documents were also found at the former Vice President Mike Pence’s home in Indiana.
“The FBI needs to search the University of Delaware archives, and they need to search Hunter Biden’s home and business 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 too concerned about that.
“Oh, look, the Mike Pence story — it’s early,” Cruz said. “He’s a good friend and a good man. He explained where these come from.”
TED CRUZ: The FBI needs to search the home and business addresses of the University of Delaware and Hunter Biden
LARRY KUDLOW: What about Pence, a friend of ours who found classified documents at his home?
CRUZ: Oh look, Mike Pence explained where these come from pic.twitter.com/VZwobf8RZl
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 24, 2023
The White House has been under fire since it announced that Biden’s attorneys found classified documents and official records at the offices of the Penn Biden Center in Washington and at Biden’s home on four separate occasions between November 2 and December 20.
Biden donated his sealed Senate filings to the University of Delaware in 2012. Cruz has repeatedly asked the Justice Department to search those papers. However, the university has said only Biden and his designees have access to the papers until two years after he leaves public office.
The Justice Department has appointed a special prosecutor to investigate the matter.
On Tuesday it was revealed that Pence had also mishandled sensitive material. According to Pence’s attorney, “a small number of documents bearing classified markings” were found at the home of Donald Trump’s vice president last week.
In both cases there is no indication that they were aware of the records’ presence, and it appears that the records were turned over within days of their discovery.
The two developments contrast with how former President Trump, after leaving office, has denied repeated requests from the National Archives to return classified material from his Mar-a-Lago, Florida estate. Since leaving office in January 2021, around 300 classified documents from Trump’s possessions have been seized.
After the FBI raided Mar-a-Lago on Aug. 8, Cruz called it a politically motivated “fishing expedition.”