Ted Cruz Defends Mike Pence in Confidential Documents Shortly After Destroying Biden
Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas defended former Vice President Mike Pence’s alleged possessions after he left office, just moments after he punched out President Joe Biden for the same act.
A CNN report Tuesday revealed classified documents were found at the former vice president’s home last week. The revelation followed news of classified documents dating back to the Obama administration previously found in the Biden home and private office.
Cruz took aim at Biden during a Tuesday appearance on the Fox Business Show Kudlow, He suggested the president may have been guilty of “grave crimes” by keeping the documents and called for the FBI to search his son Hunter’s properties to find more.
“The FBI needs to search Hunter Biden’s homes and all of Hunter Biden’s business offices to determine if there is classified material there,” Cruz said.
“In particular, if these classified materials imply Burisma, Ukraine, communist China, payments to Hunter Biden or Joe Biden’s brother or the Biden family,” he continued. “Then it shifts from a political issue to a very serious criminal liability and big crime issue.”
Cruz was then asked about the Pence Fund. The senator protested that it was too “early” to make a similar ruling on the former vice president. He said Pence was a “good friend” and insisted his situation was “quite different” from Biden’s, though both men appeared to keep classified documents after serving as vice president.
“The story of Mike Pence is early,” Cruz said. “You know, Mike Pence… he’s a good friend, he’s a good man. He explained where these came from… That was a mistake, but there’s no reason to believe it was anything but accidental.”
“That’s very different from what Joe Biden did,” he added. “Biden has given no explanation as to how these classified documents got there. And in particular, he has made no statement about how he has documents from his Senate days.”
Cruz was soon called out for comments on social media, with some accusing the Texas Republican of hypocrisy.
“Can I say again Ted Cruz sucks?” tweeted Joe Walsh, former Republican congressman and 2020 presidential candidate. “He doesn’t have the honesty, decency or fairness to just say, ‘It was wrong for Biden to have classified documents at home and it was wrong for Pence to have classified documents at home’ and leave it at that. “
“Ted Cruz might as well say: There’s a big difference between Mike Pence and Joe Biden. I would vote for Mike but not Joe.” tweeted Author Grant Stern.
“Shameless hypocrisy by Ted Cruz?” Actor Bob Clendenin tweeted. “You’re kidding me.”
Last month, Cruz was taunted and accused of hypocrisy after attacking Biden for traveling to the Caribbean for a family vacation shortly after a massive winter storm battered the United States
Critics were quick to point out that Cruz faced a backlash of his own after leaving Texas to vacation in Cancun, Mexico while his home state faced a brutal 2021 storm and widespread power outages.
Although Cruz asked the FBI to search Hunter Biden’s properties Tuesday, he previously argued that the FBI raid on former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home in August “corrupt and an abuse of power‘ by the Biden administration.
More than 100 classified documents were discovered in the raid on Trump’s home. Attorney General Merrick Garland has appointed special counsel to investigate the finds of Trump and Biden’s documents, with the fate of a possible investigation into Pence yet to be determined.
news week has reached out to the Cruz office for comment.
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