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originally posted by: burdman30ott6
a reply to: Tempter
The real limiting factor here (not that limiting, but certainly a factor which will make the Dems look ridiculous if it comes to this) is that I don't think the POTUS can issue the Wall as a standard Request for Quotes/Plans from civilian contractors. My understanding is, if it ends up being he and he alone who authorizes it as a National Security edict, the Army Corps of Engineers would be the designing and constructing body. That would be a black eye to the Dems because it would mean their hubris and childishness prevented the wealth of this endeavor from being used to supply domestic construction jobs in a region which needs them.