Sen. Lankford to Newsmax: Biden's Border Wall 'Study' Costing US BillionsPresident Joe Biden's efforts to stop construction of the border wall between the United States and Mexico is costing taxpayers billions of dollars, Sen. James Lankford tells Newsmax while discussing a report he wrote outlining the expenses.
"Biden stepped in on day one and said we're going to stop all that construction," the Oklahoma Republican said on Newsmax's "Rob Schmitt Tonight" Wednesday. "Now at almost 200 days in, (because) we had contracts for all that construction, we're still paying those contractors to not do construction."
In his report, Lankford reports that in January, Department of Defense contractors in charge of overseeing wall construction had received $10 billion in taxpayer money obligated toward wall-related projects.
"By the end of June, the Biden Administration has wasted roughly 20% ($2 billion) of the $10 billion meant to build the wall to pay contractors to watch steel rust in the desert," Lankford said in his report.
BIDEN NEEDS TO BE SUED AND IMPEACHED. He’s just throwing away our tax dollars to defy Trump! WE NEED THE WALL FINISHED WITH THIS APPROPRIATED MONEY. WE ARE BEING INVADED!
**(This is a National CRISIS.)** WRITE TO ALL YOUR SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES TO RIGHT THIS, EGREGIOUSLY, WASTEFUL WRONG!