40 Republicans Seek Investigation Into Biden’s Halting Of Border Wall Construction

Border Wall near the Calexico Port of Entry
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Only a few days into his time in office Joe Biden halted the construction of the Border Wall at the U.S. Mexico border.

From NPR:

President Biden has halted construction of the massive wall on the U.S.-Mexico border for two months while officials determine what to do next.

Now, 40 Republicans are calling for an investigation into it.

From Bloomberg:

Senate Republicans accused President Joe Biden of breaking federal budget law when he ordered a halt to construction of a southern border wall and say the action contributed to a surge in illegal border crossings.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and 39 other Republicans wrote a letter to the Government Accountability Office on Wednesday seeking an investigation into the president’s actions, which they allege violated a 1974 act forbidding the executive branch from refusing to spend money appropriated by Congress.

“On Jan. 20, in one of the first official acts of his presidency, Joseph Biden suspended border wall construction and ordered a freeze of funds provided by Congress for that purpose. In the weeks that followed, operational control of our southern border was compromised and a humanitarian and national security crisis has ensued,” the letter states. “The President’s actions directly contributed to this unfortunate, yet entirely avoidable scenario. They are also a blatant violation of federal law and infringe on Congress’s constitutional power of the purse.”

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