Following President Joe Biden’s statement that he had “no regrets” regarding the mishandled documents found in his former private office in Washington and his Delaware home, the Washington Post has released an editorial in which they claim Biden “should be feeling at least some regret.”
In the editorial, the Washington Post board said that Biden and his team had been “sloppy” in how they dealt with the classified and sensitive material he had access to. As a result, he has set a poor example for all civil servants who have security clearance to have some documents in their possession.
In the editorial they also point out that Biden collaborating with the investigation does not absolve him of all responsibility relating to the mishandling of the classified documents.
The Washington Post published the editorial six days after another batch was discovered in Biden’s Delaware home by FBI agents who searched the private residence. According to the report the FBI had found six additional documents with classified markings.
This latest search came days after White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre had claimed that the search of the Delaware residence was “complete.”
The editorial did not only say that Biden should be feeling some regrets over the situation, but also pointed out that his team should have been a lot more open about the number of documents that had been found. This would have been especially crucial as Biden had previously claimed that the American public had been aware of how seriously he took classified material.