Biden Focuses On Climate Change Instead Of Southern Border

When it comes to the southern border, the Biden administration appears to be more concerned with being green than the country’s safety — as the administration just announced that it will be spending more than $1 billion on making the ports of entry more climate-friendly, taking money away from securing the border.

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) announced on Thursday that it would be spending the money on keeping up with the green craze that the left always appears to be focused on.

Administrator Robin Carnahan said that investing in going green would assist in strengthening security and at the same time create decent-paying jobs, reduce harmful emissions and boost domestic manufacturing.

While the Biden administration seems to think that spending money on climate change is a good idea, Republicans disagree.

“As usual, the Biden administration is refusing to address a problem of their own making,” House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-AR) said. “Instead, they’re touting a billion-dollar investment in green technology at the border while Biden’s border crisis continues to wreak havoc on local communities and federal lands. Talk about fiddling while Rome burns.”

“Time and time again, the House Committee on Natural Resources has spotlighted these issues and recently held a field hearing in one of the hardest-hit areas of southern Arizona, yet this administration refuses to address the crisis they’ve created,” he continued.

Republicans have slammed the Biden administration for years for its lack of effort to protect the U.S.-Mexico border from illegal immigrants wanting to cross in.

“Spending a billion dollars to build a so-called ‘environmentally friendly’ port of entry feels like a slap in the face to Americans watching our open border policies trash our beautiful public lands day in and day out,” said Westerman.

The large sum of money will go to support 38 projects at land ports of entry around the U.S.

Meanwhile, southern states have had to take matters into their own hands to protect Americans. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) sent authorities to guard the border, even keeping Border Patrol away. Several states, including Florida, South Dakota and Indiana also sent their National Guards to help secure the border.