Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy went right after President Joe Biden during a Thursday press conference after a report noted that a second batch of classified documents was found in, of all places, the president’s garage where he keeps his vintage Corvette.
“Classified materials next to your Corvette?! What were you thinking?” an incredulous Doocy asked.
“My Corvette’s in a locked garage so it’s not like it’s sitting on the street,” the president said.
“So the material was in a locked garage?” Doocy noted further.
“Yes— as well as my Corvette,” the president said.
“As I said earlier this week, people know I take classified documents and classified materials seriously,” Biden added. “I also said we’re cooperating fully and completely with the Justice Department’s review. As part of that process, my lawyers reviewed other places where documents of — from my time as vice president were stored, and they finished the review last night. They discovered a small number of documents with classified markings in storage areas, in file cabinets in my home and my personal library.”
DOOCY: "Classified materials next to your Corvette?! What were you thinking?"
BIDEN: "My Corvette's in a locked garage so it's not like it's sitting on the street."
DOOCY: "So the material was in a locked garage?"
BIDEN: "Yes— as well as my Corvette."
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) January 12, 2023
New House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) laced into Biden as well, noting that the GOP-led House has to probe this.
“They knew this has happened to President Biden before the election, but they kept it secret from the American public?” he said. “He goes on ’60 Minutes,’ criticizes President Trump, even knowing what he was done and he wasn’t president at the time?”
On Thursday the White House confirmed that the reported second set of classified documents that were found were discovered in the president’s garage, Axios reported.
“During the review, the lawyers discovered among personal and political papers a small number of additional Obama-Biden Administration records with classified markings,” the president’s special counsel Richard Sauber said.
“All but one of these documents were found in storage space in the President’s Wilmington residence garage,” he added.