President Biden’s views on walls have evolved more than Obama’s views on same-sex marriage.
On day one in office, President Biden signed an executive order to halt all wall construction at the southern border. It was called the (deep breath) Proclamation on the Termination Of Emergency With Respect To The Southern Border Of The United States And Redirection Of Funds Diverted To Border Wall Construction.
No funds. No wall. Walls bad.
With construction halted, materials acquired for the project literally sat there and had to be guarded and maintained, costing taxpayers money to, essentially, not build a wall.
Fast forward to a few weeks ago. All of a sudden, walls are the hot new thing! The Biden Administration decides why not throw up some new wall in Arizona to stop the record-breaking number of migrants from crossing into the country illegally.
“The Yuma Morelos Dam Project will close four gaps located within an ‘incomplete border barrier project’ near the dam, the Department of Homeland Security said in a news release. In addition to posing ‘safety and life hazard risks for migrants,’ the department said the gaps in the wall presented ‘life and safety’ risks to first responders in the area.”
Ah, okay so walls…not…bad? Even though, on Day one, Biden promised “not another foot” of wall would be constructed?
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas authorized the new construction in Yuma, which was started by —surprise! — the Trump administration, in an effort to “deploy modern, effective border measures” and improve “safety and security.”
This brings us to today.
According to a report from Fox News, President Joe Biden is having a $500,000 taxpayer-funded fence constructed around his Delaware beach home property. “In September 2021, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) awarded $456,548 to a Sussex County company to construct a security fence around the president’s home,” Fox says.
The Secret Service declined to provide a comment when contacted by Fox News Digital, saying, “Due to the need to maintain operational security, the U.S. Secret Service does not comment on the means, methods or resources used to conduct our protective operations.”
Sounds like they’re taking security pretty seriously over there in Delaware —more serious than down at the southern border, where U.S. Customs and Border Protection logged 199,976 migrant encounters in the month of July.
I wonder how many were logged in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.
We’ll let Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan leave you with this puzzler: “So walls work at Joe Biden’s beach house but not the Southern border?”