Texas Restarts Border Wall Project after Biden Canceled It
'We’re building the exact same wall'
Texas acquired a large quantity of 30-foot wall panels from the current Administration to construct the border wall previously canceled by Joe Biden, according to reports.
The materials came from federal contracts canceled in January 2021.
Governor Abbott began said in an exclusive interview with Eagle Pass:
“Texas is the first state ever to build a border wall.”
“A lot of the border wall is being built by border wall material that there was a contract for, Texas bought it from contractors who built the wall for President Trump," he said.
“We’re building the exact same wall.”
"In addition, a lot of people saw on TV a lot of these border wall components like this that were just laying on the ground, that taxpayers had paid for,” the governor added.
“Biden chose not to build the wall.”
After Biden halted contruction of Trump's border wall, hundreds of unused wall panels were left at sites like this one in Eagle Pass.— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) March 11, 2022
Because Biden refuses to build the wall, Texas has obtained this material for free.
We're using it to build the wall & secure our border. pic.twitter.com/1JsKC7vnfl
“We found a way, by going through the surplus program of the federal government where Texas would be able to obtain these border wall panels, and we obtained as much as we could, until Biden found out about it,” Abbott explained.
“He put a stop to Texas being able to get it.
"There may be some other ways that we will be able to get more.”
The stacks of panels appeared to cover more than an acre of the land.
The governor said the first parts of the Texas project were built on state-owned land.
The new sections are scheduled to be built on parcels provided by ranch owners.
“Texas is not having to use eminent domain,” Abbott explained.
“People who own property on the border are so angry against the Biden administration, so frustrated by the chaos and the crime created on their own property, they are giving us an easement to build the border wall.”
Because of getting both the materials and land without cost to Texas taxpayers, “Texas is able to build the wall at a faster pace and a lower cost than even what President Trump could do.”
“The bottom line is the border wall panels that Biden was allowing to lay on the ground will be up and protecting and securing the Great State of Texas,” he added.