Representative Ilhan Omar, Democrat Congress critter and member of the group of females known as “the squad” in the House of Representatives, is not pulling any punches in her disdain for the rumors that the Biden people are game to finish parts of the wall on the southern border with Mexico.
This week Omar took to Twitter to have her say.
“It’s shameful and unacceptable for @POTUS to continue the construction of Trump’s xenophobic and racist wall,” Omar said on Twitter.
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) April 7, 2021
It’s apparently not acceptable for the American people to be protected from the criminals that come across the border or to put a damper on human and drug trafficking that flows across it on a daily basis. According to people like Ilhan Omar, we must leave ourselves open to full-scale invasion from the south just because of “racism.”
The thing is, the Biden people are doing this against a signed executive order that put a halt to construction months ago.
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas reportedly told colleagues that while the White House had frozen spending for wall projects, “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 that “gaps,” gates, and parts of the wall where technology had not yet been installed could still be built, the Washington Times reported. The Department of Homeland Security did not respond to Insider’s request for comment on Wednesday…
When asked whether the administration did plan to plug “gaps” in the wall, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said on Tuesday that most construction works had been paused but indicated that some for which funding had been allocated would continue.
“Wall construction remains paused, to the extent permitted by law,” Psaki said. “So some has already been funded through a congressional authorization and funding allocation. But as agencies develop for a plan – it’s paused while agencies are developing a plan for the President on the management of the federal funds.”
Finishing what was started would be a good idea.