First on Fox: Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, despatched a letter to President Biden on Friday urging him to cease auctioning border wall supplies subsequent week.

Ernst’s letter comes simply days after the Biden administration introduced it will override dozens of federal legal guidelines to construct a border wall in South Texas, as hundreds of migrants proceed to cross that area.

“I’m happy that you’ve reneged in your marketing campaign promise that there won’t be one other wall constructed on my administration,” she wrote. “Whereas we welcome this deferral to widespread sense, I urge you to construct the wall utilizing a number of the supplies you’ve got available, quite than auctioning them off for pennies on the greenback.”

“In case your administration seeks to construct extra of the wall, I encourage you to take action. Actually, I do know you will get insulation supplies for reasonable someplace! Your authorities is auctioning off the supplies — which the final administration bought particularly for development,” she wrote. My limits begin at $5.”

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President Biden and Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, split

President Biden and Senator Joni Ernst, Republican of Iowa. (Getty Photographs)

Nonetheless, Biden stated he’s not altering course on his place. He famous on Thursday that the choice to construct the wall was as a result of cash already being allotted to construct the wall.

“I attempted to persuade them to reallocate that cash, however they would not do it. They would not do it. And within the meantime, there’s nothing below the regulation besides that they’ve to make use of the cash for what was seized.” Biden instructed reporters on the White Home.

“I am unable to cease it,” he added.

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Migrants at the El Paso border

Greater than a thousand migrants wait to enter the USA from Juarez, Mexico. (Fox Information Digital/John Michael Rush)

Biden additionally stated “no” when a reporter requested him if the wall was efficient in stopping unlawful entry.

Homeland Safety Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, who initially expressed an “fast want” to construct the wall, clarified Thursday that constructing the wall doesn’t characterize any change within the administration’s place.

“I wish to handle the studies issued as we speak concerning the border wall and be fully clear,” he stated in an announcement. “There isn’t any new administration coverage concerning border partitions. From day one, this administration has made it clear {that a} border wall is just not the reply.”

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Unused boundary wall materials

Piles of unused border fencing stand at a border wall development space on Johnson Ranch close to Columbus, New Mexico, on April 12, 2021. (Invoice Clark/CQ-Roll Name, Inc by way of Getty Photographs)

The cash Biden referred to was seized below former President Donald Trump, who made constructing a border wall a serious level of his profitable 2016 presidential marketing campaign.

Experiences have circulated of Biden quietly auctioning off border wall supplies after “sq. structural tubes” had been seized at an Arizona storage yard over the summer season. The pipes had been made obtainable for public sale on GovPlanet, a web-based public sale platform operated by publicly traded Canadian firm Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers.


In an announcement to Fox Information Digital, Ernst stated: “Everyone knows partitions work, however after seven million unlawful border crossings, the Biden administration remains to be being dragged kicking and screaming to deal with this disaster.”

“For years, President Biden has despatched a transparent message that he does not take border safety critically, however I’ve labored to carry him accountable for losing taxpayer-funded sections of the border wall and utilizing them to truly safe our border,” she added. “Now that he is lastly constructing extra… The wall, ought to use these supplies and finish this disaster on our southern border, as an alternative of auctioning off the supplies we now have already bought for pennies on the greenback.”

Fox Information’ Lawrence Richard contributed to this report.

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