Border Patrol agents who Biden said would ‘pay' could get minimal punishment, officials say
Added 09-27-21 06:29:02am EST - “The Border Patrol agents who were pictured blocking migrants on horseback in Del Rio and who President Biden promised would "pay" as he echoed false claims the agents "strapped" migrants -- could get little more than a few days suspension,…” - Foxnews.com
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Fox News Pentagon correspondent Lucas Tomlinson reports from the White House on the Biden administration's treatment of the Border Patrol
The Border Patrol agents who were pictured blocking migrants on horseback in Del Rio and who President Biden promised would "pay" as he echoed false claims the agents "strapped" migrants -- could get little more than a few days suspension, if the investigation turns out as some senior administration officials hope.
The agents are at the center of a Department of Homeland Security investigation after images emerged which Democratic lawmakers and left-wing activists claimed showed them using "whips" against migrants. Officials and agents quickly noted that the agents were in fact using long reins to control their horses, and were twirling them to move the horse forward, not to attack migrants.
Since then, video has emerged supporting that claim, while the photographer behind the original images has said he did not see migrants whipping anyone. But the administration has doubled down, with DHS Secretary Mayorkas claiming the images "conjured up the worst elements of our nation’s ongoing battle against systemic racism." Biden, meanwhile, added fuel to the fire of the claims the agents were whipping, and even running down, migrants.
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