Tapper Presses Dem To Answer For Leak And The ‘Failure Of The Biden Administration’
It seems that the Biden administration is failing to protect our nation’s secrets. The recent leak of confidential documents from the Pentagon is proof of this failure.
Just this week, the FBI arrested 21-year-old Jack Teixeira, who is a member of the Massachusetts Air National Guard, after he leaked classified material to a group of men in their late teens and twenties. This breach of security is a major concern and could have serious consequences for our nation’s security.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy also expressed his concern, stating that the Biden administration failed to secure the classified material. He said that Congress will investigate why the administration was “asleep at the switch.”
The Biden administration has failed to secure classified information.
Through our committees, Congress will get answers as to why they were asleep at the switch.
— Kevin McCarthy (@SpeakerMcCarthy) April 14, 2023
“You’re on the Intelligence Committee, is he right? Is this a failure of the Biden administration?” Tapper asked.
“We’re gonna do a full investigation and the Intelligence Committee is also gonna have a thorough investigation,” Gillibrand said. “But we focused intensely on how we keep our secrets safe and I have a lot of questions about why were these documents lying around? Why did this particular person have access to them? Where was the custody of the documents and who were they for? These are important questions we can ask in the Intelligence Committee so we can have stronger oversight.”
She said that the Intelligence Committee will investigate the matter, including who had access to the documents and why they were left unsecured.
The documents contained confidential information regarding the U.S.’ surveillance tactics relating to the war in Ukraine. It detailed the weaknesses in Ukraine air defense networks and NATO’s plans to rebuild Ukraine’s military and the position of its troops.
It is clear that the Biden administration and the Democrats have weakened our nation’s security by failing to protect our secrets. They have failed to ensure that the proper security measures are in place to prevent such breaches. This is a major failure on the part of the Democrats and Biden, and the American people deserve better. We need to hold the Biden administration accountable for its negligence and ensure that our nation’s secrets are kept safe.