While Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter is currently dominating the news, a tragic story out of Texas has somewhat flown under the radar, at least in regard to the mainstream media. Conservative news sites, including RedState, have covered the drowning death of Texas National Guardsman Bishop E. Evans, though.
Evans dove into the Rio Grande river to attempt to save two struggling illegal immigrants. Reports have since surfaced that they were drug smugglers. Yet, Evans acted heroically no matter their identities, giving his life to save others. That kind of sacrificial posture is always an amazing thing to witness.
NEW: First photos of 22-year-old TX National Guard SPC. Bishop E. Evans of Arlington, TX, who has been missing since Friday morning and is presumed to have drowned in the Rio Grande in Eagle Pass after he jumped in to save lives. Photos courtesy of his family. @FoxNews pic.twitter.com/989c7iWAMI
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) April 24, 2022
Yet, on the other side of this is the reality that Evans never should have been put in that position in the first place. The current border crisis has been caused and exacerbated by the Biden administration, and with its recent push to end Title 42 (thankfully, paused by a federal judge), the future only looks to be bleaker.
Given that, you’d hope the White House would at least accept some responsibility for Evans’ death and perhaps even pledge to make some changes. Instead, Jen Psaki, when asked about the situation, gave an answer that will make your skin crawl.
Psaki is asked if the WH feels responsible for the death of Texas National Guardsman Bishop Evans:
"The National Guard work for the states, so he is an employee of the Texas National Guard, and his efforts and his operation were directed by there, not by the federal government." pic.twitter.com/t6kNOT2hYK
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) April 25, 2022
When I first saw that clip, I was gobsmacked. Yes, I know the president and his handlers are abject cowards who never admit their policies are getting people killed. Still, I expected the White House to dance around the issue rather than try to blame the State of Texas for Evans’ death. Further, Psaki ends by trying to blame other elected officials for not working with Biden on fixing the border, which is just an abject lie. Republicans (and even a few Democrats) have constantly pushed for more funding for border security. It is the administration that has refused to work with them.
That kind of gross indifference borders on evil, in my opinion. It crosses several lines, and it tells you exactly what kind of person Joe Biden is and what kind of people work for him. There’s no papering over how grotesque it is for the White House to take zero responsibility for Evans’ death when given the opportunity to.
Who is in charge of the border? It’s the federal government, not the State of Texas. The only reason there are any National Guard units on the border is that the Biden administration has turned it into such a disaster that the Border Patrol is completely overwhelmed. So who is responsible for Evans’ death? It’s not Greg Abbott for attempting to protect his residents. Rather, it’s the Biden administration, which caused this disaster.
It’s getting tougher and tougher to watch figures like the president, Psaki, and other administration officials become more and more callous toward the loss of life on the border. This isn’t a game. These are real people with real families, and their deaths are preventable. And I’m not just talking about Americans. It is a tragedy that so many illegal immigrants are dying trying to make a journey they’ve been egged on into making by the Biden administration. The left doesn’t care about that though. They don’t live in border communities, and they see illegal immigrants as political pawns. It’s truly disgusting.