GOP Spox: We Actually Paid for Those Senate Papers Biden Doesn't Want Us to See

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Vice President Joe Biden, participates in a Democratic presidential primary debate at CNN Studios, Sunday, March 15, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Joe Biden has been adamant that he doesn’t want people looking into his Senate papers at the University of Delaware.


Why? Because, he said on “Morning Joe,” he didn’t want anything he said in his public papers to be used against him as “fodder” during the election. Is he joking? That’s exactly fair game and what we should be looking at to make a judgment about him in the election.

As we pointed out, there’s a raft of stuff in there — his whole public life from 1973 to 2009 that could come back and disrupt all the positions he’s now claiming to take — plus his discussions with Vladimir Putin (which he particularly didn’t think people should see) and as well as “25 discussions” with President of China, Xi Jinping. Not to mention things related to MBNA and conflicts of interest in regard to his son, his past position on Anita Hill which he has completely recast now. It’s a boatload of fail waiting to sink his ship.

GOP spokesperson Elizabeth Harrington went on Larry O’Connor’s radio show and they had some fun pointing this all out, mocking DNC head Tom Perez for saying that it’s like “Hillary Clinton’s emails” and Biden for thinking that this should somehow be off-limits as people consider who to vote for for president.


Yup, sounds about right, it is like the Hillary Clinton emails in that they both are hiding things they don’t want people to see. Is Perez saying that Biden also broke the law and tried to get rid of his records? His operatives did visit the collection in the past year.

But Harrington also made another point during the show that she reiterated in a tweet that hasn’t gotten a lot of air yet. Biden wants to act like we don’t have a right to see his public Senate records.

But not only do we have a right to see them, we literally were paying for them to be kept; to be seen. There is at least one grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to help put them online and archive them for posterity — and they were supposed to be released last year.

But, ssh, it can be “fodder” in a campaign, the one thing he doesn’t want us to see is the thing he claims is his asset: his record.


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