President Joe Biden is reportedly paying federal contractors more than $3 million every day to stand down and not continue construction on the border wall along the United States-Mexico border.
According to Breitbart News, Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) made this accusation against the Biden administration, pointing to not only the lack of protection for Americans but massive fiscal waste.
During an exclusive interview with SiriusXM Patriot’s Breitbart News Daily, Ernst talked about her recent legislation that is titled the BUILD IT Act which would turn over the unused border wall materials to states to continue construction.
The materials are already paid for by American tax dollars, but as of January 2021, the Biden Administration halted construction on the wall, leaving the materials unused.
“[My legislation] turns over those unused materials, that were purchased to construct the southern border barrier, to any state that wishes to finish the job. What we have done — we have purchased these materials,” Ernst said.
“Joe Biden canceled the construction of a border wall along the southern border, calling it a waste of money,” she continued.
“But since he canceled that contract, the administration has continued paying contractors upwards of $3 million every single day to watch over these unused materials.”
“So why are we paying people to watch over materials that will not be used in this administration, according to him? Why don’t we turn it over then to the state governments who do wish to construct a border wall?” Ernst said.
Ernest’s revelation came about a month after Breitbart’s April revelation via exclusive footage that the Biden Administration is spending massive amounts of taxpayer dollars to leave hols in the 30-foot-tall border wall along California’s border with Mexico.
“While those materials are lying out there in the desert, we know that there’s pilferage as well. So we need to protect the materials that have already been purchased by the federal government and allow the states to use them,” Ernst said.
“Instead, we’re wasting much more money every single day. … Think about the year and a half now that has passed since they canceled that project — $3 million a day. It’s just wasted money … for nothing,” she continued.
The lawmaker noted that in addition to the wasted funds, there is record-breaking illegal immigration under the Biden Administration, sometimes outpacing the population of the nation’s largest cities every month.