Republican Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced that the state will provide a $250 million downpayment for the border wall.
Top officials wrote a letter on Wednesday to authorize the move transfers for the southern wall.
The Hill reports:
The governor on Tuesday said he plans to solicit public donations to fund the construction of the wall.
On Wednesday, however, he and other top Texas officials penned a letter to Bryan Collier, the executive director of Texas’ Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ), asking the agency to transfer $250 million in general revenue to a disaster fund in an effort to “ensure sufficient funding for Texas’ ongoing response to this crisis.”
The money will then be moved to the Texas Facilities Commission for the wall’s construction, according to local ABC-affiliate KSAT.
“Though securing the international border and protecting the life and property of its citizens surrounding that border is the duty of the federal government, the current administration has shown time and time again an unwillingness to embrace this fundamental responsibility,” the officials wrote.
“This funding is a down payment to begin design and construction of physical barriers on voluntarily donated private and public lands that border this state and Mexico,” they added.
Rep. Taylor Greene Declares: 'I'm Not Going to Back Down'
Conservative Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green announced that the confrontations with other lawmakers ( such as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez) have been blown out of proportion.
Greene last Wednesday confronted Ocasio-Cortez after a congressional hearing, asking her why she supported antifa and Black Lives Matter. On Friday, CNN unearthed a video from February 2019….
Walmart Ditches Mask Mandate for Vaccinated Customers and Staff Only
Good news, Walmart is joining several other stores in stating that the mask mandates are being lifted! However, it's only if you're vaccinated.
My question is, how will they know who is vaccinated and who isn't? Yikes. We are starting into communist waters...
White House was Reportedly 'Surprised' at Inflation Jump
On Friday, the White House admitted that they were surprised at the inflation jump as customer prices rose in March. It is the largest jump since 2008.
“So we hadn’t forecasted that. The forecasters hadn’t expected that,” said White House Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers Cecilia Rouse.
Dr. Fraud Demands Unvaccinated Students ‘Still Wear a Mask’ in School
Supreme ruler Dr. Anthony Fauci is trying to rule again with authority that was never bestowed upon him.
On Friday, Fauci appeared on CNN's "Situation Room," and declared that students who do not get the COVID vaccine should be required to "wear a mask."
Host Wolf Blitzer asked, “You’ve said that elementary school kids, young kids probably won’t get vaccinated until the end of this year. So, should kids still be wearing masks when they go back to school this fall?”
Sen. Cruz Calls on Biden to Replenish Israel’s Iron Dome Missiles
During his appearance on Fox News Channel, Senator Ted Cruz called on President Joe Biden to replenish Israel's Iron Dome Missiles, which have been used to counteract the numerous missiles being fired into Israel from Hamas terrorists.
Cruz said, “One of the real challenges Israel faces right now is their Iron Dome missiles, the interceptors, are taking out these rockets one after the other after the other. I’ll tell you something….
Liz Cheney Admits She Voted for Trump in 2020, but 'Regrets' It
On Friday, Rep. Liz Cheney admitted to ABC News anchor Jon Karl that she voted for former President Donald Trump in the 2020 election. She added that she regrets it through.
Honestly, I am truly shocked to hear that the RINO voted for Trump. As much as she hates Trump and true Conservatives, I would have expected her to sabotage and vote for Biden.
Karl asked, “Did you vote for Donald Trump in 2020?”