How many times did we warn that Joe Biden and company would find a way to divert the stacks of COVID cash to their pet programs?
Well, we just found out about a doozy.
Fox News is now reporting that millions of COVID funds have been diverted by Health and Human Services to provide shelter for unaccompanied minors that have crossed our border.
A total of $225 million has been diverted from the National Institute of Health (NIH).
An additional $589 million has also been allocated for housing these migrant children.
A congressional source told Fox News, “HHS informed Congress that it is diverting $225 million in National Institute of Health (NIH) funding that was part of the December COVID-19 relief bill to the unaccompanied children (UAC) program, as well as $364 million in HHS funding that was passed as part of the American Rescue Plan (ARP).”
The HHS says there is nothing to see here, that those funds will not impact vaccine efforts, but that is not really the point.
If the money was not needed, then it should have been returned rather than reallocated.
HHS stated, “The Unaccompanied Children program has long relied on funding transfers to meet its mission, and this year faces the additional expense of rebuilding a decimated system while taking pandemic-related safety precautions, such as testing and social distancing.”
Politico also recently reported that Biden had moved roughly $2 billion from COVID funding to help with the border crisis.
The report stated, “The redirected funds include $850 million that Congress originally allocated to rebuild the nation’s Strategic National Stockpile, the emergency medical reserve strained by the Covid-19 response.
“Another $850 million is being taken from a pot intended to help expand coronavirus testing, according to three people with knowledge of the matter.”
We are being conned… it is that simple.
Source: The Blaze