Mark Paoletta stated that he’s convinced Joe Biden violated federal laws when he canceled funds for the southern boundary wall, based on The Western Journal.
Republican Rep. Jason Smith of Missouri Questioned Paoletta “Do you believe that the executive branch violated GAO’s standard of the Impoundment Control Act when it began withholding funds for the border wall?”
“100 percent,” Paoletta responded.
House Budget Committee Republican Leader Smith: Do you believe that the Executive Branch violated GAO’s standard of the Impoundment Control Act when it began withholding funds for the border wall?— House Budget GOP (@housebudgetGOP) April 29, 2021
Mark Paoletta: 100%
A must watch clip from today’s Budget Committee hearing: pic.twitter.com/hWhzEu82kq
The White House issued a statement saying, “Like every nation, the United States has a right and a duty to secure its borders and protect its people against threats. But building a massive wall that spans the entire southern border is not a serious policy solution.
“This is a waste of money that diverts attention from real threats to our homeland security.”