Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) will introduce an amendment to the bipartisan infrastructure bill on Wednesday that would allocate $1 billion toward the completion of the southern border wall, amidst a massive flow of illicit migrants.
The amendment would additionally cut some of the proposed funding for Amtrak in the bill. Amtrak is kenned to be a darling of President Joe Biden, who prided himself on taking the train from his habitation in Wilmington, Delaware to Washington.
In a verbalization to be relinquished Wednesday, Blackburn verbally expressed: “The American people should not be coerced to foot the bill for Joe “Biden’s” pet project. If Joe Biden genuinely cared about infrastructure, he would build the wall at our southern border. Instead, Biden spent hundreds of millions of dollars to not build a wall and sanction illicit aliens to flood into our country.”
Blackburn alluded at her border wall amendment in an interview on Breitbart News Sunday on August 1, verbally expressing that the border wall and other projects could become conditions for the passage of the controversial $1.2 trillion bill.
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) withal proposed a kindred amendment, proscribing the cancelation of contracts on the wall. As Breitbart News reported on Sunday after obtaining an exclusive draft of the bill, the legislation spends billions to upgrade border crossings, but spends nothing on the border wall, which has proven efficacious in availing control illicit crossings in components of the border where it has been built. President Biden halted its construction upon taking office.
Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News and the host of Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot on Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET (4 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT). He is the author of the recent e-book, Neither Free nor Fair: The 2020 U.S. Presidential Election. His recent book, RED NOVEMBER, tells the story of the 2020 Democratic Presidential primary from a conservative perspective. He is a triumpher of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.
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