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Tue Jun 15, 2021, 02:13 PM

GAO: Biden didn't break the law with border wall pause

Source: Politico

President Joe Biden did not break federal budget law when he froze border wall funding on his first day in office, a federal watchdog said Tuesday.

The Government Accountability Office issued a legal opinion explaining that Bidenís pause on funding for former President Donald Trumpís project amounts to a ďprogrammatic delay,Ē rather than an illegal stoppage of money Congress has provided. GAO said Bidenís action cannot be equated with Trumpís decision in 2019 to freeze military assistance to Ukraine ó a move that contributed to Trumpís first impeachment and GAO deemed illegal.

As we said all along, this Administration is committed to upholding the rule of law, and the Presidentís proclamation directed Federal agencies to comply with appropriations law at every step,Ē Abdullah Hasan, a spokesperson for the Office of Management and Budget, said in statement.

Republican criticism: GOP appropriators quickly panned GAOís ruling, arguing that the watchdog has established different standards for holding Democratic and Republican administrations accountable. Earlier this year, dozens of Republicans urged GAO to investigate Bidenís funding freeze, contending that the move amounted to a violation of federal budget law.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/gao-biden-didn-t-break-the-law-with-border-wall-pause/ar-AAL4KAp?li=BBnbcA1&ocid=hplocalnews



Neener neener.

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Reply GAO: Biden didn't break the law with border wall pause (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jun 2021 OP
gab13by13 Jun 2021 #1
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Jun 2021 #3
Budi Jun 2021 #2
keithbvadu2 Jun 2021 #4
ffr Jun 2021 #5
twodogsbarking Jun 2021 #6

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jun 15, 2021, 02:28 PM

1. It's not a wall, it's a fence.

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Response to gab13by13 (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 15, 2021, 06:18 PM

3. It's not a fence, its a farce.

Much like the Republican Party.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jun 15, 2021, 02:38 PM

2. Ya. Why the "Establishment Institutionalists" will demand adherance to out rules of law,

..before they succumb to the burn-it-all down chants & whataboutisms flying thru the media chorus from all directions.

Those who aim to destroy our Democracy & re-write our Rules of Law for the benefit of power or monetary worth to a completly different form of Govt, will not prevail because we have Democrats who will stand strong AGAINST destablization, by standing up FOR our 'Established Institutions', the ones that make the US seperate from Authoritarian & Dictatorial rule.



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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jun 15, 2021, 06:26 PM

4. Renegotiate the contract to a different location... Mar-A-Lago.

Renegotiate the contract to a different location... Mar-A-Lago.

Use eminent domain laws to take a ten foot swath inside the perimeter of Mar-A-Lago and build the wall there to keep illegals out of there.

Trump has used illegals (RW term) at his golf clubs.

He has several properties that could use protection.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jun 15, 2021, 06:36 PM

5. Womp Womp!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jun 15, 2021, 07:57 PM

6. If he broke the law he can just pardon himself.

I am ok with that.

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