Biden thwarts the law with border wall halt: House GOP

Posted on 02-08-2021

GOP points to Biden’s enthusiasm for wall before Trump

– The Washington Times – Thursday, February 4, 2021

Republicans on the House Oversight Committee demanded an explanation Thursday from the new Homeland Security secretary about President Biden’s order to stop border wall construction, saying it “thwarts the will of Congress,” which just approved nearly $1.4 billion in new money for the project.

Led by Rep. James Comer, the ranking Republican on the panel, the GOP lawmakers also wondered in their letter why Mr. Biden’s views had changed from 2006, when he enthusiastically backed construction of 700 miles of double-tier border fence — far more than has been built under Mr. Trump. 

At the time, Mr. Biden said walls could prevent “tons” of drugs from being smuggled in.