Feckless Congress grants $380M for ‘enhanced border security’ – in the MIDDLE EAST

Feckless RINOs’ tacit complicity in President Joe Biden’s border crisis was further exposed as details of the bloated spending package revealed funding for “enhanced border security” — in the MIDDLE EAST.

Nothing quite highlights the need to drain the swamp as spending trillions of American taxpayer dollars to put the United States’ sovereignty behind that of other nations. So it was that the $1.2 trillion spending package that passed just in time for the House of Representatives to go on vacation was revealed to include $380 million toward bolstering the borders of five Middle Eastern nations through the Department of Defense.

According to the text of the omnibus package, the DoD’s Defense Security Cooperation Agency was to be appropriated the fund under the heading “Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide” to “reimburse Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Tunisia and Oman under section 1226 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016… for enhanced border security, of which not less than $150,000,000 shall be for Jordan.”

Of course, naysayers could put their concerns about the money being used against the interests of the United States as the funds, set to remain available until Sept. 2025, were not allowed to “be used in contravention of the War Powers Resolution,” to fund child soldiers, or to be given to the Taliban, Russia or other similar parties.

The same sales pitch had been used in the wake of the Oct. 7 terror attack against Israel as the White House assured that by unfreezing $6 billion in Iranian assets, Biden had not indirectly funded the brutality brought down on innocent civilians.

As Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) had said at the time on the fungibility of assets, “Of course, they’re funding Hamas and Hezbollah in big ways. And then some of the stuff left over from Afghanistan has gotten into Hamas. So that’s a total, total disaster. So this is the equivalent, for Israel, of probably what happened to the United States on September 11th.”

Not the first time a similar measure had been tried, as then-House Minority Whip, Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise (R) had chided Democrats for attempting to include such spending in 2022 and said, “But you see them running this thing through by dark of night with billions in things that — they’re doing border security in foreign countries, and they’re impeding border security in our country.”

Meanwhile, with American border security continuing to go unaddressed, House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) told Fox News host Trey Gowdy during an appearance on “Sunday Night in America” that Ukraine would be the priority when recess ended.

“When we return after this work period, we’ll be moving a product, but it’s going to, I think, have some important innovations,” he contended, while Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s motion to vacate remained ready to bring to a vote.

Reacting to the apparent priorities for the GOP agenda when legislators returned to Washington, D.C., Kentucky Rep. Thomas Massie (R) called out the “deep state” for continuing to place globalist desires ahead of those of the American people.

“Unfortunately this is not April fools. Johnson, Schumer & the deep state are writing the Ukraine bill. Then Johnson will suspend rules to pass it,” he said.

Doubling down on the message, Texas Rep. Chip Roy (R) posted to X, “No matter the funding ‘structure’ — what’s the mission advancing American national security? — and where’s American border security? Asking for a friend.”

The stated intent and the promised funding came as a recent poll from the Associated Press with the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago showed nearly two-thirds of American adults supported hiring more Border Patrol agents and 53% agreed that the number of foreign nationals allowed to seek asylum needed to be reduced as, “Overall, 68% disapprove of how Joe Biden is handling immigration and 31% approve.”

Kevin Haggerty


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