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Republicans probe Biden admin allegedly selling materials for border wall

More than 6 million migrants have illegally entered the country since Biden took office.

Published: September 12, 2023 4:48pm

Republican lawmakers have launched an investigation into reports that the Biden administration had begun selling materials purchased for use in border wall construction and demanded that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers provide documentation of the alleged selloff.

Writing to Lieutenant General Scott A. Spellmon on Tuesday, Oversight Chairman James Comer, Republican Rep. Kansas Rep. Jake LaTurner, and members of the Oversight Committee excoriated President Joe Biden for allegedly "actively trying to thwart future construction of this essential infrastructure."

"In the midst of the worst border crisis in American history by several metrics, the Biden administration should be focused on securing the southwest border, including by installing border barrier system components that have already been procured by the government," they contended.

The lawmakers further highlighted the "shortsighted" policies of the administration and the "skyrocket[ing]" number of border crossers with links to terrorism. More than 6 million migrants have illegally entered the country since Biden took office.

"The Biden administration appears to have learned no lessons from the last few years of chaos on the southwest border," they lamented. "Instead of endeavoring to enhance border security by reversing course and installing border barrier system along the southwest border, reports indicate that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been working with the Defense Logistics Agency to sell off hundreds of millions of dollars in 'excess border wall materials…'"

"These appear to be materials ready for installation that have been sitting idle since President Biden halted border wall construction on his first day in office," they asserted. Comer and company subsequently set a deadline of Sept. 26 for Spellmon to provide them with documents and communications related to any such sales of border wall materials.

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter.

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