Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) is suggesting that the classified documents discovered at President Joe Biden’s residence may have been “planted.” Johnson made the suggestion while speaking to a reporter outside the Capitol.
Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) says he is "suspicious" of the classified docs that were found at Biden's home and office
He suggests they might have been "planted" there to take Biden down
This is the same guy who said Guam might tip over and capsize in the ocean from overpopulation pic.twitter.com/X524WC4zoy
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) January 12, 2023
“… I’m suspicious of the timing of it,” Johnson said. “I’m also aware of the fact that things can be planted on people. Things can be planted in places and then discovered conveniently. That may be what has occurred here. I’m not ruling that out. But I’m open in terms of the investigation — needs to be investigated.”
Johnson, who has made similar outlandish claims in the past, called for more investigation into the files’ discovery. He previously made a similar absurd claim in 2010 when he said he feared the whole island of Guam could tip over and capsize while questioning Admiral Robert Willard about the Navy’s plans to relocate 8,000 personnel and their families to Guam.
“My fear is that the whole island will become so overly populated it will tip over and capsize,” Johnson said while noting the island’s size.
Johnson is not the only person suggesting that the files could have been planted. Following the discovery of a second batch of classified files at Biden’s residence, hosts of television show “The View” suggested the GOP could have planted the files.
"Just as we're this close to getting [Trump], somehow these documents appear." – Joy Behar
The View suggests Republicans PLANTED the confidential documents in Biden's garage and think tank!
"Does it feel like the Republicans are behind it?" – Sunny Hostin pic.twitter.com/40tED0Yy6p
— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) January 12, 2023
The show’s co-host Whoopi Goldberg first suggested that the files discovery seemed to be “opposition research.”
“Does it feel like oppo-research to you? Does it feel like the Republicans are behind it?” Sunny Hostin, another co-host, asked Goldberg.
Goldberg then responded to Hostin saying “It did originally,” before adding that she was not sure.
Another co-host on the show, Sara Haines, chipped in to say that those who compare the case to President Trump’s lacked brain cells.