As the investigation into President Biden’s handling of classified material continues, Republican voters are speaking out about the potential impact on his reelection chances.
“I don’t think he’s a suitable candidate,” Sue, a Republican voter who did not vote for Biden in 2020, told Fox News. “I hope it hurts his reelection.”
The investigation began in November when Biden’s personal attorneys discovered classified records improperly stored at the president’s old office in Washington, D.C. The public wasn’t made aware until January, and just days later, additional classified materials were found at Biden’s personal home in Wilmington, Delaware.
The Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday found that 60% of Americans believe Biden handled classified materials inappropriately, while only 22% said it was above board. Just over a third said he should face criminal charges.
“Depending on what they find, it may hurt the election,” Kanesha, a Republican voter, told Fox News. “I think it’s important for our leaders to be held accountable for their actions, and if he did something wrong, he should face the consequences.”
But not all Republican voters are convinced that this scandal will affect his reelection chances. “He probably didn’t even know they were there,” said Edward, a Republican voter. “I can easily forgive him for having these documents in his house.”
Biden has not announced whether he will run for reelection in 2024, but he has said it is his “intention” to run again. However, with the growing investigation and mounting pressure from the Republican party, it remains to be seen if he will even make it to the 2024 race.
The appointment of a special counsel by Attorney General Merrick Garland only adds to the uncertainty. Robert K. Hur, who was appointed as the special counsel, has a history of overseeing indictments of top Baltimore officials. This investigation is not to be taken lightly and it remains to be seen if President Biden will be able to survive this scandal.
As the investigation continues, Republican voters will be closely watching and waiting to see how this story unfolds. One thing is for sure, the future of the country is at stake and the American people deserve to know the truth.