Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) said during an interview on MSNBC over the weekend that investigations into President Joe Biden’s classified document scandal are nothing more than a “political game.”
The remarks came after CBS News reported early last week that classified documents were discovered at a Biden think tank.
More damaging information came out throughout the week, including subsequent classified documents found at Biden’s home in Delaware.
U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland announced last week that he had appointed former U.S. Attorney Robert Hur — who served during the Trump administration — to be special counsel in the investigation after the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois John Lausch, who was assigned to do an initial review of the case, recommended to Garland that a special counsel be appointed.
Omar made the remarks during an interview Saturday with Symone Sanders when she claimed that Republicans defended Trump after he “literally stole classified documents.”
Omar claimed that Trump “refused to turn them over, lied about having them, made up some story about how he declassified them, [and] had to have his house raided in order for those documents to be found.”
Omar insisted that those same Republicans “are now only interested in investigating Biden, who has cooperated, whose own staff and former staff have themselves turned these documents in.”
“You have to understand, Republicans aren’t really interested in upholding the law, in following security protocols,” she said. “What they’re interested in is playing a political game in now only wanting to investigate Biden.”
Omar said that she was “glad that there is a special prosecutor that’s been appointed to investigate this… because any time there is a deviance in regard to security protocols, that should be taken serious, it should be investigated.”