Not long after the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency announced on Friday the punishment for the agents at the center of the fake migrant “whipping” nontroversy that the media and Democrats stirred up in September 2021, the CBP’s report on their “investigation” into the matter was released, providing additional details as to why the agents were given “unpaid suspensions” rather than something much stronger, considering what they were accused by Joe Biden of doing.
The section related to the “whipping” allegations has understandably gotten the most attention. In it, the CBP confirmed what most of us living in the real world already knew – the “whipping” didn’t happen. What these agents were disciplined for amounted to “denigrating comments” and riding a horse around a child in an “unsafe manner”:
President Biden had falsely claimed Border Patrol agents had “strapped” migrants and promised that “there will be consequences.”
CBP’s Magnus says the report faults agents for conduct incl “denigrating” comments and maneuvering a horse around a small child in an “unsafe manner.”
— Adam Shaw (@AdamShawNY) July 8, 2022
— Adam Shaw (@AdamShawNY) July 8, 2022
Congressman Chip Roy (R-Texas), who is no stranger when it comes to ripping into his Democratic colleagues and the Biden administration over their multitude of failures at appropriately and swiftly handling the southern border crisis, tore into both Biden and DHS Sec. Alejandro Mayorkas over the matter, noting in so many words that absolutely all of this including the gobsmackingly long 511 page report was all done, in essence, to provide this administration cover after their bogus narratives completely fell apart:
Secretary Mayorkas has proven he is willing to put the depraved media’s narrative ahead of the truth. He doesn’t deserve to lead the good men and women of Border Patrol who sacrifice every day for our country’s security and should be impeached.
For 10 months DHS hasn’t even been willing to answer basic questions about the ‘whipping’ incident last September. I even sent letters as recently as January and June and never received any substantive answers.
But today we learned what we knew all along — the accused Border Patrol Agents in Del Rio did nothing wrong. There was never any criminal activity for the DHS IG to look into, and CBP’s own investigation found no evidence any migrants were whipped or struck by agents.
But this administration can’t miss a chance to destroy the morale of our overrun, hardworking Border Patrol for political gain, and it issued disciplinary action anyway to finish off one of the most despicable displays of leadership seen from any cabinet Secretary.
Just as a refresher, watch the report below from Fox News reporter Bill Melugin, who has been reporting live from the border for well over a year now. He referred back (starting at around the 1:40 mark) to the numerous times Democrats and Biden administration officials including Joe Biden himself convicted the agents of “whipping” before an investigation was even announced, let alone had a chance to be conducted:
Nearly 10 months ago, President Biden falsely accused horseback BP agents of “strapping” Haitian migrants & promised “consequences”. Today, CBP announced their investigation found no evidence of any whipping, but said they will discipline 4 agents for administrative violations. pic.twitter.com/Su0akmBb4Q
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) July 8, 2022
As I said before, ultimately, these disciplinary measures are about saving Joe Biden’s bacon on this manufactured issue and nothing more.
What an absolutely pathetic display of “leadership” from the President of the United States and senior members of his Cabinet, but then again making mountains out of molehills to appease the woke mobs in his base is just who Joe Biden is, so it’s really not a good idea to expect anything better out of him nor his administration at this point.