When it comes to his own personal safety, President Biden knows walls work, that’s why he’s having a security fence built around his Delaware home. Taxpayers may not be happy to learn, however, that it comes at their expense.
The cost of the fencing project around his $2.7 million home in Rehoboth Beach has jumped to nearly $500,000, according to Fox News.
In September 2021, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) awarded $456,548 to a Sussex County company to construct a security fence around the home.
The DHS contract with Turnstone Holdings LLC for the "purchase and installation of security fencing" at the residence has since increased to $490,324 this summer, according to the website USAspending.gov, an online database of federal government spending.
The DHS is listed as the main awarding and funding office of the contract while the U.S. Secret Service is listed as the subagency. […]
The DHS did not respond to Fox News Digital’s inquiry as to why the contract was increased by $6,844 due to a "supplemental agreement" on Nov. 30, 2021 and again by $26,933 for "additional work" on June 8, 2022, according to USAspending.gov. (Fox News)
The project, which began in September of 2021, is expected to be finished in June of 2023.
Conservatives ripped the president for building a "wall" around his home but leaving the southern border wide open.
Joe Biden builds a wall at his house for protection.— House Judiciary GOP (@JudiciaryGOP) August 19, 2022
But won’t build a wall at the southern border to protect you.
Joe Biden cancels the border wall for the Nation.— Darrell Issa (@DarrellIssa) August 19, 2022
Constructs wall for himself.https://t.co/IxqVbQx9pP
So walls work at Joe Biden’s beach house, but not the southern border?— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) August 19, 2022
So the American people can’t have a wall to reduce illegal immigration but we can pay for Joe Biden to build a wall at his house in Delaware. I thought that the Democrats said walls don’t work? So why are they building them for their own personal security at home? ?? pic.twitter.com/SJubfTG667— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) August 19, 2022