Joe Biden is still paying contractors on the US southern border.
But they’re not getting paid to finish the beautiful Trump border wall.
They’re getting paid to sit and watch the steel beams to make sure no one steals them.
Biden admin is still paying contractors hired to build the wall. But they are not getting paid to finish the wall. They are getting paid to sit there & make sure no one steals materials. I have an idea, the steel beams are harder to take if they are installed-finish the wall. pic.twitter.com/kTjqzAkwHL
— Sen. James Lankford (@SenatorLankford) June 25, 2021
Breitbart reported on this stunning waste of taxpayer dollars in March.
Shortly after taking office, President Biden signed an executive order temporarily halting any further progress on the border wall so individual contracts could be evaluated. With the exception of “make-safe” activities at the worksites, construction projects immediately came to a standstill, Breitbart Texas reported. The end of the 60-day pause does not, however, signal an automatic restart of construction.
Early in the pause, a spokesperson for the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) informed Breitbart Texas that contractors would be informed of a final decision sometime after the 60-day pause concludes. The time was to be used for evaluating each contract to reach a decision to terminate-for-cause or continue.
The Biden administration has not indicated which direction they will take regarding the end of the pause. Little information concerning the immigration crisis on the border has come from the leadership team within DHS and U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Senior officials within DHS reported being instructed not to speak to national media on the issues facing DHS at the border. Information from other agencies within the new administration is equally elusive. USACE did not respond to a request for information concerning the end of the pause and the border wall contracts currently being evaluated.
As the deadline looms for a decision to be reached, equipment still sits idle. In Eagle Pass, Texas, a 51.9-million-dollar fence contract hangs in the balance. The equipment gathers dust and the contractor still awaits a decision.