Press Sec. Stutters Over Admitting That Biden Is Resuming Border Wall Construction, Where ‘Gaps’ Exist
Former President Trump Was Right, Walls Work
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was stumbling in her response about Biden’s plan to resume border wall construction based on recent reports that the Department of Homeland Security is considering to resume construction on the border wall.
Fox News reporter Peter Doocy asked Psaki, “The DHS Sec. is reportedly looking to finish some gaps in the southern border, how does that fit with President Biden’s day one executive order to stop border wall construction?”
According to Washington Times, “Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas told department employees he may restart border wall construction to plug what he called ‘gaps’ in the current barrier.”
Last week Sec. Mayorkas was asked about his plans for the border wall and said even though Biden has cancelled the border emergency and stopped Pentagon money going to the wall, ‘it leaves room to make decisions’ on finishing some ‘gaps in the wall.’
“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.
Sen. Ted Cruz called out Biden to Twitter, “Joe Biden halted construction of the border wall, reinstated catch and release, and ended the remain in Mexico policy. As consequence: Over 170,000 illegal aliens were detained in March, the highest level in 15 years. #BidenBorderCrisis,” in response to news of how bad the border crisis has become.
Joe Biden halted construction of the border wall, reinstated catch and release, and ended the remain in Mexico policy.
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) April 5, 2021
The Hill posted Psaki’s stuttering response where she admits, “There is some limited construction that has been funded and allocated for.”
— The Hill (@thehill) April 6, 2021
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