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Joni Ernst says U.S. spending $3M a day to guard border wall materials. Is that true?
27th June 2022 • The Gazette Fact Checker • The Gazette
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Six U.S. Senate Republicans, including Sens. Joni Ernst and Chuck Grassley of Iowa, now have proposed the BUILD IT Act, which would turn over unused border wall materials to southern states who want to continue building the wall. As justification for the bill, Ernst tweeted May 24: “American taxpayers are paying $3 million per day for contractors to guard unused Southern border wall materials.”

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This episode of the Fact Checker Podcast was hosted by The Gazette's Erin Jordan and features Elijah Decious, Marissa Payne, and Michaela Ramm. The Fact Checker Podcast is produced by Stephen M. Colbert and music is Lobby Time by Kevin MacLeod.