The Department of Defense (DOD) told the Daily Caller News Foundation that the Biden administration has been “disposing” of portions of the Trump border wall to be auctioned off, “for months.” In fact, hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of wall materials have been sold off by the auction house GovPlanet.
According to listings on its website, GovPlanet has been selling off the “thick wall tubes” and other materials since April. The Pentagon confirmed the Biden administration is “disposing” of portions of the border wall construction materials in a statement to the DCNF.
“The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is disposing of the excess border wall materials in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation,” Pentagon spokeswoman Raini Brunson told the DCNF.
The profits from the auction are going to the Pentagon, according to the New York Post.
GovPlanet was reportedly instructed by the Department of Defense to avoid mentioning Trump when marketing the wall materials, according to the Daily Upside, which first reported the auction.
“We are legally not allowed to mention these are the border wall materials, or we could lose our jobs,” one GovPlanet source told the outlet. “But that’s what they are – 110 percent.” According to the New York Post profits from the auction are going to the Pentagon.
“USACE has already transferred approximately $154 million worth of the roughly $260 million of bollard panels and other materials in accordance with standard excess property disposition procedures. USACE stands ready to implement a decision regarding disposition of the remaining materials,” Brunson said.
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“No city should be left to handle a national humanitarian crisis largely on its own, and without the significant and timely support we need from Washington, D.C., today’s budget will only be the beginning,” said New York City Democratic Mayor Eric Adams about his decision to make budget cuts as a result of the overwhelming migrant crisis.
However, those who will suffer from budget cuts to the city’s services to offset the cost of dealing with the ever-increasing number of migrants are those that are in place to make the city better.
“The cuts will see police freeze hiring and bring the total number of police officers below 30,000. It would further slash the education budget by $1 billion over two years and affect a litany of other agencies” reports Just The News.
Albeit, Adams admitted: “In all my time in government, this is probably one of the most painful exercises I’ve gone through.” More than 110,000 migrants have arrived in New York City over the past year, including roughly 13,000 sent from Texas by GOP Governor Greg Abbott as part of his ongoing bussing plan to send new arrivals to the U.S. to sanctuary cities.
However, similar to other leaders of sanctuary cities, Adams is unwilling to put his money where his mouth is. In September, Adams warned that the crisis would “destroy New York City” and begged the federal government to pay for his mess.
“I’m gonna tell you something, New Yorkers, never in my life have I had a problem that I didn’t see an ending to. I don’t see an ending to this,” Adams said at the time. “The federal government needs to do its job. We need the federal government, the Congress members, the Senate and the president to do their job: close the borders,” said Adams’ advisor Ingrid Lewis Martin insisted in early October. “And until you close the borders, you need to come on with a full-on decompression strategy where you can take all of our migrants and move them through our 50 states.”
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