According to the Washington Post:
The chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security on Wednesday called for an investigation into a $400 million border wall contract awarded this week to North Dakota-based Fisher Sand and Gravel, a company President Trump personally urged military officials to hire.
In a letter to the Defense Department Office of Inspector General, Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) said there are reasons to be suspicious of the decision to bestow such a large contract on the company. Thompson cited Trump’s repeated promotion of Fisher to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and a recent visit by the acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to a span of privately financed barrier the firm built outside El Paso.
“These actions raise concerns about the possibility of inappropriate influence on USACE’s contracting decision,” Thompson wrote. “Therefore, I am requesting that you review the award of this contract to ensure that the bid submitted by Fisher Sand and Gravel Co. met the solicitation standards and that USACE made the award in accordance with federal procurement law and regulations.”
You can read the full article here, or read Thompson’s letter here.
It seems that the concerns of the Dem-NPL in response to the Fisher Industries contract have been mirrored across the country, prompting a formal investigation. We are glad that this issue is getting the attention that it deserves. This kind of cronyism has become all too common as of late, and we all have a lot of work to do to ensure that our country returns to justice. The Dem-NPL has been fighting this battle for the better part of a hundred years, and we won’t stop until we win, but we can’t do it alone. The link below will take you to our donation page, where you can donate to help give our 2020 candidates the fighting chance that they deserve. Thank you for your support.