Mike Huckabee calls out hypocrisy on treatment of Trump vs. Biden handling of classified documents

"With Donald Trump, they went to his home. They didn't just go through his stuff. They went through his wife's clothes. They took his passport," Huckabee said.
Mike Huckabee, Donald Trump, 2016
Mike Huckabee, Donald Trump shake hands during veterans rally in Des Moines, Iowa, 2016.
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Former governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee said that there's major hypocrisy in how the issue regarding President Biden's classified documents is being handled versus that of former President Donald Trump. 

"The most significant contrast between what happened to President Trump and what was done with President Biden was this: There were no attorneys or representatives for Donald Trump that were allowed on the premises when that raid was going on," Huckabee said on Tuesday's edition of the "Just the News, No Noise" TV show. 

"Now think about that," he continued. "With Joe Biden's situation with all the documents they're documents that his lawyer said, 'Oh, we found this one. Oh, by the way, we found another one.' Some of these were found six days before the midterm election."

President Joe Biden is embroiled in controversy as several batches of classified materials connected to him have been located in unsecured locations some in his Delaware home and garage and one at his former office at the Penn Biden Center in Washington.

Former President Trump had classified documents at his home in Mar-a-Lago, resulting in a raid by the FBI in August of 2022 which many conservatives have called out as a double standard since Biden's home wasn't raided. 

"With Donald Trump, they went to his home," Huckabee continued. "They didn't just go through his stuff. They went through his wife's clothes. They took his passport. It was an egregious assault on the fourth and fifth Amendments of his constitutional rights even if he wasn't President of the United States."

The former GOP governor also called out the media for their coverage of Biden and the classified documents. 

"Why are they protecting him? And how do we know that these are the only documents? Do we just have to take Joe's word for it?"