Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., called President Joe Biden's border policy a catastrophe and urged border wall building.
Scott's tweet and Senate floor address on Wednesday supported a bill he proposed with Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa.
The Border's Unused Idle and Lying Dormant Inventory Release (BUILDIT) Act would mandate the federal government to transfer southern border barrier building materials to any state upon request for their original usage.
Scott's office said Wednesday that President Biden ended southern border wall construction in January 2021. According to the Minority Staff of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs' Government Operations and Border Management Subcommittee, the federal government has been paying contractors over $3 million a day to inspect unused border material since President Biden's order to stop building the southern border barrier.
Democrats blocked a quarter-billion dollars in taxpayer-funded materials on our southern border.
Rick Scott voiced that our southern border situation is out of control. Unlike Joe Biden, he has visited the southern border to hear from local leaders, law enforcement, and heroic border patrol personnel.
Border patrol in Arizona and Texas informed me how hard Joe Biden's radical open border ideas have made their work.
You're furious that vast stacks of supplies to finish the border wall, paid for by American taxpayers, are sitting in the desert unused. The Biden administration refuses to use these materials because they desire an open border.
Scott along with Senator Joni Ernst, my Iowa said I f Joe Biden won't fix the southern border, they'll let the states do it
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