Biden documents could be setup by his own party, GOP Rep. Carl says

By Jen Krausz on
 January 19, 2023

Republican Rep. Jerry Carl (AL) said on a local radio show Tuesday that President Joe Biden may have been "set up" by his own people with the reports about classified documents found at his office and home as a way to get him out of the way before 2024.

Carl said:

It’s almost like he’s being set up by his own people. They waited until after the election. They waited until after the Democrats lost a majority for this stuff to start leaking out. They knew it was there back in early November. Why didn’t they do it then when they had full control? All three houses could say it’s no big deal, whitewash and let’s move on. They didn’t.

It made more sense to Carl that Democrats were responsible for the way the document finds were handled.

“So, it’s almost like his own people are trying to destroy him at this point,” he added. “They had no business being there. He’s wrong. Just forget about everything else. He’s wrong. It should not be there. It was in his garage. It should not be in his house unless it is a known secured facility by the Secret Service agents.”

While it's possible that Democrats are using the documents as a way to sideline Biden and keep him from running for re-election, it seems like there would have been many more Democrats and journalists jumping on Biden in the aftermath of the announcement.

Democrats are not generally subtle when they coordinate on a message, and the dribs and drabs we have seen so far do not indicate that level of coordination.