(JustPatriots.com)- President Joe Biden once enjoyed the undying support of the Democratic Party, but since classified documents were found at multiple locations in recent weeks, notable Democrats appear to be withdrawing that support, according to a report from defense and national security website 19FortyFive.
In November 2022, Biden’s attorneys discovered less than a dozen classified documents from the Obama administration at his office in the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement, according to American Pigeon. While it is not clear what the documents contain, they are reportedly labeled “sensitive compartmented information” (SCI).
The mainstream media and political pundits have made the distinction between the situations between former President Donald Trump and Biden. In August 2022, the FBI raided Trump’s estate in Mar-a-Lago to confiscate as many as 300 classified documents that were not handed over to the National Archives and Records Administration.
Despite the differences, unconditional Democratic support for the president appears to be waning as Democrats are allegedly more willing to criticize their president, according to one analyst.
“I’m very concerned. We have to get to the bottom of it to find out what the hell happened, why it happened,” Sen Jon Tester (D-MT) told 19FortyFive, adding that
“national security is at risk.”
West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, who played a part in passing the $740 billion Inflation Reduction Act, also went after the president, saying that his handling of the documents was “unbelievable” and “totally irresponsible.”
Both Manchin and Tester are both to the right of the Democratic Party and are up for re-election in 2024, according to the outlet.
Biden was also criticized by Sen. Dick Durbin, who usually voices his support of the president. He said that the incident “diminishes” Biden. He noted that the documents were not handled with care because in the Capitol there are rules to follow.