So, just to be clear —these Border Patrol Agents never whipped anyone. The photographer who took the photo cleared them —and so did a 500-page investigation. But, for some inexplicable reason, the Biden Administration is going to punish them anyway. This way, Biden, Harris, and Mayorkas don’t have to apologize for finding them guilty before they were (quickly) proven innocent.
From Fox News…
Border Patrol agents are furious after it emerged that the Department of Homeland Security is expected to punish multiple agents who were caught up in since-debunked allegations that they whipped Haitian migrants in Del Rio last year.
A federal source told Fox News an announcement on the matter is expected within the coming days. The agents are expected to discipline the agents with “administrative violations” rather than any criminal conduct.
The controversy began amid the Haitian migrant crisis in Del Rio in September, where more than 10,000 migrants were gathered underneath the area’s International Bridge. As the situation worsened, agents were sent out on horseback to control the situation.
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas initially backed the agents, but later changed his message, saying that the images “troubled me profoundly” and adding that “one cannot weaponize a horse” against migrants.
Former acting ICE Director Tom Homan spoke with Fox & Friends about the latest developments.
“The only people that did anything wrong that day were the Haitian migrants who entered the country illegally, which is a crime. They ignored verbal commands from a federal officer, which is another crime. But no one wants to talk about that … of course not. They’re going to target the men and women wearing the uniform. These men and women, they’re patriots.” said Homan, emphasizing that Border Patrol “deserves better” from President Biden.
“They weaponized the Office of Professional Responsibility, the CBP Internal Affairs Department, to go after these agents, because the bottom line is they don’t want to embarrass the president and the secretary who convicted them before we even see the evidence. It is disgusting on every level.”
Fox News’ Dana Perino shared her take on the story, saying the Agents don’t deserve anything except an apology.
PERINO: They don’t deserve anything but an apology. All of these agents that were on horseback that day, they’ve been on desk duty since last September. We are down 2,000 agents at the border. Do you think that’s a good idea? To tell everybody to cool their heels? Now to add insult to injury, to add administrative violations? What could they possibly be? And the president could use his discretion here. Mr. Empathy. He could call the Department of Homeland Security and say let it go. Let these guys get back to work. But instead, they have to come up with some trumped-up charges like some third world dictator. That makes me furious.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) June 15, 2022