One of Joe Biden‘s ad campaigns for the 2020 election ended with a written message stating that “American-made is making a comeback.” Since being elected, lawmakers in Washington DC have planned to help give GM, Ford, and Stellantis a huge tax break for electric vehicles, which we saw with the spending bill known as the Inflation Reduction Act. Meanwhile, Biden has also made his way to The Detroit Auto Show, where he revved up a Z06. He also visited GM and Ford factories to take the Hummer EV and F-150 Lightning for a spin. However, a recent discovery reveals that the same garage also contains classified documents from his time as Vice President.
We think this counts as an easter egg. Just not the kind anybody was hoping for.
According to Fox News, the White House revealed this week that classified documents were discovered at the Washington, D.C. office for Biden’s think tank, the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement, in early November. Later, news broke that more classified documents were discovered, and these documents were found in the president’s garage in Wilmington, Delaware.
A video shared on August 5, 2020, with more than 7.5 million views and 101,300 likes as of Thursday, showcases Biden in his classic 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C2, complete with the “Liberty and Independence” seal of Delaware plate. As he backs the classic car into his garage, we can see several cardboard boxes and a lampshade in the background. It turns out that the garage shown is the same one where the documents were found. Though the garage is “locked,” it wouldn’t have been difficult for someone to break in if they really wanted to.
The incoming chair of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence has asked the Department of Justice and the government’s top national security agency to provide information related to several classified documents. As part of the process, Biden’s lawyers have uncovered a “small number” of classified documents in storage areas and filing cabinets in his home. Luckily, any thief would have been more interested in getting ahold of the pristine C2 Corvette rather than some papers sitting in the garage, especially if they didn’t know they were classified.