The President is getting a fence around his beach house for security, and conservative commentators are not happy about it. President Joe Biden’s Delaware beach home is getting a little external renovation in the form of a $500k security fence, by the Department of Homeland Security.
According to the contract on USAspending.gov, the starting date for the construction of the project at Biden’s Delaware beach home was September 21, and it’s tentative finish date is December 31, 2021.
The contract is signed to ‘Turnstone Holdings LLC’ for “PURCHASE AND INSTALLATION OF SECURITY FENCING AT 32 FARVIEW, REHOBOTH DELAWARE,” The main awarding and funding is being done by the DHS but the US Secret Service is also listed in the contract as one of the subagency.
Conservative journalists and media persons are finding the development questionable as they compare it to Trump’s border wall that President Biden halted construction on. Fox News host Jesse Watters on Friday evening said, “While Joe Biden refuses to secure America’s southern border, he is building walls around his vacation home. Maybe walls do work after all.”
Immigration stats in September recorded a total number of 192,001 migrants that were detained and apprehended by authorities present. Ever since the election, the Biden administration has canceled border wall construction projects that were put in place by the Trump administration. The half a million dollars being spent on Biden’s Delaware beach home is, therefore, more than usually controversial.
DHS announced the cancellation of border wall construction projects saying, “U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), in coordination with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), intends to cancel the remaining border barrier contracts located within US Border Patrol’s (USBP) Laredo Sector and all border barrier contracts located in the Rio Grande Valley Sector,”
White house stats and figures around the President’s behavior show that President Biden and first lady, Jill Biden have only been to the Delaware beach house only twice since the presidency started. Their main family home is in Wilmington, Delaware, only 100 miles from the Rehoboth, Delaware beach house, where he spent 14 weekends out of the total 29 since he took office.
Questions regarding why the border wall construction is being halted and postponed, as the southern border of the country with Mexico has been noting some of the highest numbers of illegal border crossings.