The Biden administration is spending about $130,000 per day “to do nothing” with former President Donald Trump’s unused border wall materials on the southern border, Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) told Fox News Digital in a recent interview.
Fox News reported on March 16 that the Biden administration is paying private landowners to store 20,000 unused border wall sections—also known as bollard panels—at 20 project sites, in addition to security cameras, overhead lights, and electrical and stormwater materials.
Republican members of the Senate Armed Forces Committee sent a letter detailing the situation to Melissa Dalton, assistant secretary of defense for homeland defense and hemispheric affairs, on March 15.
“Every day, the Department of Defense pays $130,000 to store, maintain, and secure these materials,” the senators wrote in the letter. “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.”
Dalton was asked why the remaining unused materials were not disposed of by the Defense Department, which it is required to do in coordination with the Defense Logistics Agency to reutilize, resell, or demilitarize military property.
“We assume you are well aware of this capability since the Department used the program to transfer 1,700 border wall panels to the state of Texas early in your tenure,” the senators wrote.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has so far apprehended 2,999 Chinese nationals who illegally attempted to cross the southern border in fiscal year 2023, a 719 percent increase over 2022.
Most of the illegal fentanyl in the United States is manufactured in Mexico by cartels and then trafficked into the United States, with the support of the Chinese Communist government in Beijing.
Senate Republicans issued a report in 2021 that Biden’s attempt to suspend or end border wall construction was costing taxpayers $3 million per day.
Republicans Demand Action on the Border
Sen. Jim Risch (R-Idaho) and several Republican senators introduced a bill on March 9 that would force the Biden administration to resume construction on the border wall to stop the massive flow of illegal immigrants crossing into the United States.
Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas, who has been widely blamed for the mess at the border, is facing new impeachment charges in the Republican controlled House, over his handling of the border crisis.
In February, Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) filed his second article of impeachment against Mayorkas, accusing him of having intentionally induced or exacerbated the crisis at the southern border.
“This is done intentionally. This is not negligence, it is not by accident, it is not incompetence,” said Biggs, who demanded more efforts to introduce policies to stop the influx of illegal immigrants.
“Secretary Mayorkas is the chief architect of the migration and drug invasion at our southern border. His policies have incentivized more than 5 million illegal aliens to show up at our southern border—an all-time figure,” Biggs said in a prepared statement on Feb. 1.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) called on Mayorkas to resign in November and warned that Republicans would proceed with moves to impeach him.
Mimi Nguyen Ly contributed to this report.
that is americas wall trump just got it funded and the moron liberals destroyed it almost overnight.
Governor Abbott have your national guard go seize these materials to finish the Texas border wall. It would be payment to Texas for our Government refusing to protect your state from illegal invaders and smugglers..
I’d LOVE TO Se Abbott do just that… BUT WHAT i wanna know, is WHY THE HELL is it costing that much per day to ‘store them’/?
Would be interesting to know just who owns this property the materials are being stored on. What a sweet deal, the amount of money they received already definitely overpayment and should be investigated!
That’s a good point. WHO IS Storing it, and what relationship do they have with the dem party/bidens??
Hey I’ve got an idea, let’s just put the paid for wall up. I bet we have workers just waiting for work & save $130K per day.
BTW: Who negotiated this fabulous deal for the Ranchers?
Biden and his cohorts in the cartels.
So just how much per year does a Biden crime family 10% kickback of $130,000 per day add up to? Throw in the money his family is getting from the Drug Lords to allow fentanyl to pour into the country like Biden SKiddles, who eat the middle of a corruption first, and leaves the chocolate immigration consequences for last. The Biden criminals do nothing unless they are given a piece of the action. FOLLOW THE MONEY and do not be decived by the fake age damaged brain thing that Joe is going to use as an insanity plea prison escape if the inevitable family American treachery is fully and finally exposed.
$130,000.00 x 365 days = $47,450,000.00 $47.5 million dollars just wasted by the Democrats per year.
Does this sound like the Democrats are serving our country or just themselves??
Like always, THEY ONLY serve themselves.
Congress needs to stop the payments, till an investigation is completed.