Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has joined the list of politicians to call for the FBI to raid the home of a political opponent. On Sunday, he did just that, suggesting that the FBI search the home and office of Hunter Biden.
The move comes after it was announced that President Joe Biden had potentially classified documents from his time in office as vice president and as a senator at his home in Delaware and his former office in Washington, D.C.
Cruz shared his suggestion for who should be raided by the FBI next while speaking on Fox News Channel’s “Sunday Morning Futures.”
“It seems he leaves classified documents wherever he goes. And we also know that Hunter Biden at times was — declared his residence to be those very same places,” Cruz said, referring to a license Hunter Biden had that listed the Delaware home as his residence. CNN confirmed this in a prior report, but it is unknown how much time he spent there.
While calling for the search, Cruz said it would only be the “natural next step” to go through documents donated to the University of Delaware by the president and then the homes and offices of Hunter Biden.
“I also believe it is critical for the FBI to search Hunter Biden’s homes, home, and office residences to make sure there are no classified documents there, given all the evidence that’s piling up. We need to ascertain who’s had access to what and when,” Cruz said.
Cruz is not the first Republican lawmaker to call for investigations into the president’s son, as he has been a key focus in the party’s plan to investigate the Biden family and their business dealings as a whole.
However, lawmakers and federal authorities have not produced findings or conclusions of wrongdoing on the part of the family.
Still, federal investigators shared late last year that enough evidence has been compiled against Hunter Biden to charge him with tax crimes and falsifying paperwork related to a 2018 gun purchase, The Hill reported at the time.
When it comes to classified documents, three former presidents or vice presidents have found them at their homes within the last year. The latest was former Vice President Mike Pence, who found some in his Indiana home earlier this month. He now joins Donald Trump and Joe Biden on the infamous list.
Cruz was asked about the possibility that he has classified documents at his home, to which he said he “can state to a metaphysical certainty” he doesn’t.