The Biden administration is dismantling, disposing, and auctioning portions of the Mexican-American border wall constructed under Donald Trump.
Border wall material, including “thick wall tubes,” has been sold on the auction site GovPlanet since April 2022.
The Pentagon also confirmed the reports, admitting they are selling “wall materials.”
More evidence the Biden administration has no interest in securing the border.
The New York Post reported that Pentagon spokeswoman Raini Brunson said in a statement, “The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is disposing of the excess border wall materials in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation.”
The Department of Defense gave a directive to GovPlanet to refrain from referencing Trump when promoting the wall materials.
“We are legally not allowed to mention these are the border wall materials, or we could lose our jobs,” a GovPlanet source revealed. “But that’s what they are—110 percent.”
“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 the disposition of the remaining materials,” Brunson said in further comments.
Yuma County Supervisor Jonathan Lines expressed anger with the Biden administration’s decision, especially since he has been anticipating them to address the gaps in Arizona’s border wall.
The Department of Homeland Security previously announced plans to seal the gaps at Yuma’s Morelos Dam, which has been a problematic entry point for illegal immigrants.
“The wall closing off the gaps at the dam is still under construction,” Lines told The Daily Caller.
“Everything to complete the wall was already in place on the ground and purchased, and now they have gone out and redesigned the enclosures for the gaps. This is an example of government waste at its finest,” he added.
“They have been using a different product, but our panels in Yuma that are complete are still there,” Lines added.
This comes amid the recent surge in illegal immigration to the United States.
There has been an increase of 33% in illegal crossings at the U.S.-Mexico border between June and July.
As the Daily Fetched reported earlier this year, the administration has paid private landowners to store 20,000 unused border wall sections at 20 project sites.
Fox News reported that other costs associated with storing the border wall materials included security cameras, electrical and stormwater materials, and overhead lights.
Republican Senate Armed Forces Committee members sent a letter to assistant secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and hemispheric affairs Melissa Dalton detailing the situation.
“Every day, the Department of Defense pays $130,000 to store, maintain, and secure these materials,” the senators wrote.
“Since you were sworn in as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Hemispheric Affairs a year ago, you have allowed the Department to pay over $47 million to store these panels,” they said.