Sin Tim Kaine (D-VA) continued his call for an investigation into President Joe Biden’s classified documents on Sunday.
Kaine appeared on CBS’ Face the Nation to comment as a senator on the Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committee that he has admittedly only read classified documents from a secure room where they were left when he finished reading them. The senator stressed that “an independent prosecutor and an investigation are necessary.”
“The government has a tendency to overclassify. If they’re looking at a document and they have to analyze it, then they decide whether to classify it, sometimes they just mark it classified,” Kaine said. “I’ll read it in the SCIF [Sensitive compartmented information facility] and say Margaret was reporting it a month ago or The Washington Post has been telling me about it for the past six months.
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This comes two days after Kaine initially recommended an investigation into the discovery of classified documents at Biden’s home in comments on Fox News. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), among others, have agreed that an investigation is appropriate.
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Kaine ran as a vice presidential candidate alongside former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton during her 2016 campaign. Manchin and Kaine are also two senators running for re-election next year.