On Tuesday (January 17), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) called for the Special Counsels appointed to former President Donald Trump and President Joe Biden to treat each man equally in their respective investigations into the alleged mishandling of classified documents.
Despite McConnell’s ongoing feud with the former President, he came out in his defense on Tuesday when he expressed that the Special Counsels should apply the same standard to Trump and Biden.
Speaking on Kentucky’s NewsRadio 840 WHAS, McConnell told host Terry Meiners he believed it is “important” concerning the probes into classified documents that Biden and Trump “be treated exactly the same way,” repeating the phrase for emphasis.
The Kentucky Republican shared that he believed Attorney General Merrick Garland’s decision to appoint a Special Counsel was the right thing to do.
McConnell asserted that “What’s good for one candidate for president” should be good for the other.
Last week, after several news outlets broke stories on the discoveries of classified documents in an office Biden had in Washington, D.C., and the garage of his Wilmington, Del. home, Garland announced he was appointing Trump-appointee Robert Hur as Special Counsel.
Hur will oversee the probe into Biden’s alleged mishandling of classified documents.
In November, Garland appointed Jack Smith as Special Counsel to oversee the investigation into Trump’s alleged mishandling of classified material, which included hundreds of classified documents the FBI seized from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home in August.
Trump claimed the DOJ’s investigation was “rigged,” describing Smith as a “political hitman.”