Beto Slams Biden’s Border Wall Order as ‘Impotent Political Posturing’

Beto O'Rourke (Getty Images)
October 5, 2023

Failed Democratic Senate, presidential, and gubernatorial candidate Beto O'Rourke slammed the Biden administration's decision to allow border wall construction as "impotent political posturing."

O'Rourke took to X, formerly Twitter, to rant about the White House's announcement that it will begin construction on a section of border wall.

"1. Walls don’t work 2. President Biden promised he wouldn’t build them 3. Now even harder for voters to distinguish between him & Trump on border/immigration," O'Rourke wrote, concluding with a fourth point that it's a "wasted opportunity to use executive power to actually fix our asylum system instead of impotent political posturing."

The White House is waiving 26 federal laws in Texas to begin construction, which will take place in Starr County, Texas.

"There is presently an acute and immediate need to construct physical barriers and roads in the vicinity of the border of the United States in order to prevent unlawful entries into the United States in the project areas," Alejandro Mayorkas, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, said in a notice.

Biden said in 2020 that "there will not be another foot of wall constructed in my administration."