Americans knew that there was going to be some hellacious political whiplash when Joe Biden took the reins at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, but they may not have realized that it would be like this.
Biden’s campaign in 2020 may as well have been a sign that read “Vote NOT DONALD TRUMP”. His entire marketing plan was reminding people that they’re angry and scared and it was somehow all Trump’s fault.
Further, the Democrats as a whole continued to suggest that Donald Trump’s every move was racist, or in some way motivated by hate. This included the idea of expanding the wall at the border between the US and Mexico.
And that’s why the latest rumblings out of the Department of Homeland Security seem to prove that Donald Trump was right all along.
An exclusive report from Washington Times reporter Stephen Dinan suggests that DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is considering restarting border wall construction to fill in “gaps” that exist after former President Trump’s administration constructed 450 miles from 2017 to 2020.
In a conversation with ICE employees last week Mr. Mayorkas was asked about his plans for the wall and he said that while Mr. Biden has canceled the border emergency and halted Pentagon money flowing to the wall, “that leaves room to make decisions” on finishing some “gaps in the wall.” [Emphasis added]
Mr. Mayorkas, according to notes of the ICE session reviewed by The Washington Times, said Customs and Border Protection, which oversees the wall, has submitted a plan for what it wants to see happen moving forward.[Emphasis added]
“The president has communicated quite clearly his decision that the emergency that triggered the devotion of DOD funds to the construction of the border wall is ended. But that leaves room to make decisions as the administration, as part of the administration, in particular areas of the wall that need renovation, particular projects that need to be finished,” he said. [Emphasis added]
This could be a major moment of distrust between Biden and the progressive Democrats that he had to court for votes in 2020.