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Joe Biden and his administration have been spending $130,000 a day to apply the unused material for the border wall and finish the project.
No, wait. What’s that?
The Biden administration is spending $130,000 a day to … store the unused material for the border wall and never finish the project?
If that makes absolutely zero sense to you, you wouldn’t be alone in feeling that way.
In fact, a slew of Republican senators, spearheaded by Mississippi’s Roger Wicker, is demanding answers as to why nearly $50 million a year is being wasted to store these border wall materials.
In a scathing letter dated Wednesday, Wicker and 13 other GOP senators asked Melissa Dalton, the assistant secretary of defense for homeland defense and hemispheric affairs, why six figures a day are being wasted on material storage.
They laid out the issue as clearly as possible in the opening paragraph of the letter:
“Many of us have toured the southern border, and we have seen firsthand how vulnerable this Administration’s border policies have made our nation. Today we write because we are disturbed to learn the Department of Defense is paying private landowners to store border wall materials procured under the Trump Administration instead of fortifying the southern border with those materials.”
Indeed, it’s rather inarguable that the Biden administration’s handling of the southern border has been nothing short of an unmitigated disaster — the sort of calamity the administration has failed to explain away.
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The unchecked and steady flow of illegal immigrants into this country has created a slew of problems for Americans, ranging from fentanyl-related deaths to trespassing on private property.
And yet the Biden administration appears to be willfully exacerbating the situation, burning through money to sit on materials that, at least under a Democratic president, will likely never get used.
“At present, over 20,000 border wall sections, otherwise known as bollard panels, lie unused at 20 project sites across southern Arizona and New Mexico,” the letter continued. “Every day, the Department of Defense pays $130,000 to store, maintain, and secure these materials.”
The Republican senators then directly addressed Dalton, skewering her for her lack of oversight of this wasteful spending.
“Since you were sworn in as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Hemispheric Affairs a year ago, you have allowed the Department to pay over $47 million to store these panels,” the letter said.