There have been reports that the Biden administration has modified its version about where the cocaine seized in the White House over the weekend was located, saying instead that it was found in an area often used by Vice President Kamala Harris, among others.
Last Sunday, a bag containing an unidentified white material was discovered in the West Wing of the White House, prompting a temporary evacuation of the building. That night, a spokesperson from the Secret Service deemed the situation to be safe.
Subsequent analysis confirmed the material to be cocaine.
At first, it was said that the substance had been discovered in the West Wing’s grand lobby.
According to NBC News, it was reportedly found in a storage closet in the West Executive basement. This is also where Harris’s car is kept while she is transported to and from the White House.
Reports show President Joe Biden has not responded to inquiries about the cocaine discovered at the White House, despite rising suspicion. Reporters’ questions have been dodged by White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, and President Biden has disregarded the subject by laughing off the questions.
Vice President Harris’s behavior during a recent public speech has sparked wild speculation and added fuel to the fire of the ongoing dispute. Some online commenters speculated that her odd conduct resulted from her being high on everything from marijuana to prescription pills to cocaine.
Concerns have been raised regarding her ability to carry out her duties as the person in charge of projects like AI regulation in light of this episode.
In a letter to Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle, Arkansas Republican Sen. Tom Cotton asked for details regarding a reported cocaine discovery by a Secret Service member in the West Wing of the White House. Senator Cotton asked Director Cheatle to provide the Secret Service’s protocols for ensuring the safety of the White House compound.