Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) stabbed President Joe Biden in the back via Twitter Wednesday for allowing continued construction along parts of the border wall along the U.S.-Mexican border.
“It’s shameful and unacceptable for @POTUS to continue the construction of Trump’s xenophobic and racist wall,” Omar posted.
It’s shameful and unacceptable for @POTUS to continue the construction of Trump’s xenophobic and racist wall.
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) April 7, 2021
The attack came after The Washington Times reported that Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas stated he was considering finishing certain sections of border wall construction.
The report also noted Customs and Border Protection has submitted plans for additional construction. “It’s not a single answer to a single question. There are different projects that the chief of the Border Patrol has presented and the acting commissioner of CBP presented to me,” Mayorkas said.
Biden signed an executive order on his first day as president to end construction of the border wall. He later also rescinded former President Donald Trump’s emergency order regarding the southern border.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said on Wednesday that funds that were allocated for the wall are under review.
“We don’t believe the wall is an answer. We have never believed the wall as an answer to addressing the challenges — immigration challenges at the border. That’s why we’re proposing an investment in smart –investments in smart security at the border.”
Omar has revealed her goal that Biden’s policies are not radical enough for her. The squad member’s views have generated much media attention, but may make little impact in the discussion to address border security.