President Joe Biden will be heading back to his multimillion-dollar beachfront home in Delaware, where taxpayers are footing the bill for a security fence that has ballooned to $500,000.
After spending much of his summer vacation in Kiawah Island, South Carolina, Biden will be returning to his $2.7 million home in Rehoboth Beach, a community in North Shores, Delaware, on Saturday (August 20).
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) awarded $456,548 in September 2021, to a company in Sussex County to erect a security fence around Biden’s Rehoboth Beach property.
Yet, according to USAspending.gov, which documents federal government spending, the cost for the installation of the fence by Turnstone Holding had increased by $490,324.
Most of the funding will come from DHS, while the U.S. Secret Service is listed as a subagency.
On September 21, 2021, construction of the fence began, with completion set for June 2023.
According to reporting by Fox News Digital, both the U.S. Secret Service and the DHS have declined to comment on the climbing costs — which amounted to $33,777 — associated with the fence’s construction.
The U.S. Secret Service stated: “Due to the need to maintain operational security, the U.S. Secret Service does not comment on the means, methods or resources used to conduct our protective operations.”