'An embarrassment': Dems embrace special counsel in wake of Biden document scandal

Democrats lauded Attorney General Merrick Garland's decision to appoint a special counsel to probe President Joe Biden's handling of classified materials while being peppered

with questions over the weekend on additional document discoveries. There are many unanswered questions regarding why Biden had classified documents from his vice

presidency at his think tank's Washington, D.C., office and his Wilmington residence, in addition to the circumstances which they were found and how transparent the White House

has been on the matter. Democratic lawmakers appearing on cable news shows Saturday and Sunday were asked to respond to all of these. Reactions varied at times, though there was

consistent support for Garland's selection of Special Counsel Robert Hur to investigate. 'WH KEEPS DIGGING A HOLE DEEPER': LEGAL TWITTER AGHAST AT BIDEN'S DOCUMENTS SAGA

"I do think it's the right move," Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) said of appointing a special counsel to ABC's This Week on Sunday. "The attorney general has to make sure that

not only is justice evenly applied, but the appearances of justice are also satisfactory to the public. And here, I don't think he had any choice but to appoint a special counsel.

And I think that special counsel will do the proper assessment." Schiff declined to rule out the possibility that U.S. national security was jeopardized through the

mishandling of these materials, something he had also suggested after the FBI seizure of classified documents from former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate last year.