2023-01-25 23:41:22

Biden Faces Blowback From Democrats on Classified Documents

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The New York Times
By Zolan Kanno Youngs

The discovery of classified documents has thrust President Biden into an uncomfortable position after he started the new year with plans to do a victory lap of sorts.

WASHINGTON President Biden is facing blowback from some members of his own party over his mishandling of sensitive documents as his allies express growing concern that the case could get in the way of Democrats momentum coming out of the midterm elections.

Senator Richard J. Durbin of Illinois, the No. 2 Senate Democrat, said it was outrageous that secret documents had been found at Mr. Bidens home. Senator Debbie Stabenow of Michigan called the crisis embarrassing. Senator Joe Manchin III of West Virginia said the president should have a lot of regrets.

The documents case has thrust Mr. Biden into an uncomfortable position after he started the new year with plans to do a victory lap of sorts, traversing the country to celebrate his administrations legislative accomplishments.

Now, Republicans are prepared to make the documents case an issue in the 2024 campaign and members of Mr. Bidens own party are openly criticizing him.

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