The Government Accountability Office is taking a look at whether halting the construction of Trump’s Border wall was even his decision to make.
Biden insisted on establishing a massive change to America’s immigration policy. His administration and their policy choices have been literally making it easier for would-be ‘asylum seekers’ to enter the country by breaking the law than by obeying it.
To the surprise of absolutely NOBODY, the result has been perfectly predictable. People respond to incentives, and with this new incentive in place, Joe Biden opened the floodgates for Criminal Cartels to begin shuttling a wave of humanity across that border, netting those cartels tens of millions of dollars a day in the process.
This is also creating a very effective diversion of government resources that would otherwise be intercepting contraband from slipping over the border.
Current policy prevents the manpower from being a meaningful deterrent to this wave of humanity. But a physical barrier would be a different story, creating fewer points of access to penetrate the border unlawfully.
Biden blocked that wall, but did he have any Constitutional right to do so?
On Tuesday Charles Young, public affairs officer for the GAO, confirmed that they were investigating whether Biden was legally allowed to end the construction, because the funding had already been approved.
Congress approved nearly $1.4 billion in border wall funding in December 2020 for fiscal year 2021 as part of former a $900 billion coronavirus stimulus package.
‘He was in the Congress a long time,’ said Roy Blunt, chair of the Senate Republican Policy Committee.
He told Politico: ‘He knows it’s the Congress’ job to authorize how the money is spent and the president’s job to spend it efficiently.’
Their investigation comes after a group of 40 Republican senators, led by Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, wrote to the GAO saying the order to stop construction had contributed to a ‘humanitarian and national security crisis’ at the border.
The president’s actions ‘are also a blatant violation of federal law and infringe on Congress’ constitutional power of the purse,’ they wrote.
‘We write regarding these actions. We believe they violated the Impoundment Control Act (ICA) as interpreted by your office, and we request your legal opinion on the matter.’ — DailyMail
Not that Joe Biden or any other Dem taking actions beyond their lawful authority would surprise us anymore. Nobody has yet paid a meaningful price for Spygate/Crossfire Hurricane.