The recent scandal surrounding President Joe Biden and classified documents has sparked speculation among Republican lawmakers, with Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., suggesting that Democrats may be behind the scandal in order to push the President out of office.
“There’s an element to this that feels like the Democrats are taking out Joe Biden,” Gaetz stated in an interview. “Just as Joe Biden is hardening the cement around his decision to run for president again, they start looking for what classified documents might have been tucked away eight years ago.”
Three batches of Obama administration-era classified documents were found on Biden’s property in recent months: one batch at the Penn Biden Center in Washington, D.C., and two at his Wilmington, Delaware, property.
The Department of Justice began its investigation into Biden after the first batch was discovered by the President’s personal lawyers at the Penn Biden Center in November, just days before the midterm elections. The developments only became public this month after CBS News broke the story and the White House was forced to respond.
Gaetz suggests that the Democrats may have realized that Joe Biden is no longer useful to them and that they are looking to replace him with a younger candidate in the next presidential race.
He also raised concerns about the potential connection between the documents that were recovered at the Penn Biden Center and the reported millions in donations from unnamed Chinese donors to the University of Pennsylvania, which runs the center.
“We have a lot to learn about the content and substance of those documents, and if they relate to China, and if they were at that Biden Center at UPenn funded by China. That’s going to be a far more grave concern,” the congressman said.
“What if the documents relate to our economy? What if Joe Biden was hustling information to his CCP (Chinese Communist Party) funders at the Biden Center for UPenn and that gave China economic advantage over Americans? That would create a nexus between those documents and our economic woes at the hands of rising China.”
Gaetz also stressed that Americans are more concerned with the state of the economy, and that this scandal will only become an issue if it can be shown to impact them personally. “I haven’t been frothing at the mouth over the mere existence of some documents in a garage in Delaware,” he said. “You know, I believe Americans are more worried about the weaponization of government against them than they are, you know, what papers Joe Biden stuffed in [the] glove box of his Corvette.”
As the investigation continues, it is important to wait for more information to be revealed about the contents of the classified documents. However, the speculation surrounding the involvement of the Democrats and potential connections to China raises important questions about the integrity of the current administration.