We brought you the rather glorious news that Joe Biden’s DHS was coming to the hard reality that they needed to plug gaps and continue at least part of President Donald Trump’s wall.
— Whigthulu (@RandomWhig) April 6, 2021
According to The Washington Times, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas admitted that parts of it had to be finished.
“It’s not a single answer to a single question. There are different projects that the chief of the Border Patrol has presented and the acting commissioner of CBP presented to me,” the secretary said.
“The president has communicated quite clearly his decision that the emergency that triggered the devotion of DOD funds to the construction of the border wall is ended. But that leaves room to make decisions as the administration, as part of the administration, in particular areas of the wall that need renovation, particular projects that need to be finished,” he said.
He said those parts include “gaps,” “gates,” and areas “where the wall has been completed but the technology has not been implemented.”
So naturally, Jen Psaki was asked about that and her answer was, indeed, a festival of gibberish.
“Wall construction remains paused to the extent permitted by law, so some has already been funded through [the] congressional authorization and funding allocation,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters. “[It’s] paused while agencies are developing a plan for the president on the management of federal funds.”
She said there is some “limited construction” that has been funded and allocated for, “but it is otherwise paused.”
The spinning is amazing.
Translation: Yeah, we realized that have to continue at least part of it, but we’re still trying to argue against it, so we can’t admit that. Oh, and the GAO is investigating Biden breaking the law for stopping it because he was not using the funds as Congress designated, so we’re trying to be careful with our language on the subject. That’s why we’re not making any sense, in addition to the fact that our policies never make any sense.
But it’s terrific that they’ve been forced by reality to acknowledge that they have to continue construction/work to ‘plug the gaps.’ Of course, they never should have stopped literally in the middle of a variety of projects, to begin with, leaving the areas open to be used by the cartels.
It appears that "President" Biden is a racist xenophobe who hates brown people.
Their rules. https://t.co/WQ4gUf6U4q
— Matthew Kolken (@mkolken) April 6, 2021
The popcorn supply will not be able to meet the demand https://t.co/O2UI4JVbDu
— Eddie Zipperer (@EddieZipperer) April 6, 2021
We took this photo today. Here’s where President Biden halted construction of the border wall.
— House Judiciary GOP (@JudiciaryGOP) April 6, 2021
Imagine this was how they left it. How irresponsible are these folks? How many other things have they left like this?
Kayleigh McEnany finished them off.
Interesting potential turn of events. Walls work! https://t.co/nhWi2QkLPr
— Kayleigh McEnany (@kayleighmcenany) April 6, 2021