by Dean Barker, Campus Reform
After refusing to release presumptive Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden’s senatorial records, the University of Delaware is being sued by two conservative groups. The Daily Caller News Foundation and Judicial Watch announced the lawsuit Wednesday, claiming that the records should be available under the Freedom of Information Act.
“The University of Delaware should do the right thing and turn over Joe Biden’s public records as required by law,” DCNF President Neil Patel said.“Partisan gamesmanship by a public university is unseemly and unlawful. If they don’t want to do the right thing, we will force them in court.”
The university holds more than 1,850 boxes and 415 gigabytes of information, chronicling his nearly 40 years as a United States senator, during which time former Biden senate staffer Tara Reade alleges Biden sexually assaulted her. However, the school says that since Biden is running for president, the records will not be public information until two years after Biden exits “public life.”
The school originally said that the records would be available after Biden left office as vice president, but changed the wording of the policy to “public life” rather than “public office.” This wording change occurred the same month that Biden announced his 2020 presidential run.
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