Biden Administration Maligns Border Patrol

Since he took workplace, President Joe Biden has had a collection of flubs which have referred to as into query the fundamental competence of his administration.

Now, he’s punishing his workers who’re truly doing their jobs.

Biden’s insurance policies have totally failed on the border, resulting in a historic surge in border crossings since he took workplace and now a shameful pile up of migrants in Del Rio, Texas.

As an alternative of fixing the issue or acknowledging that the earlier administration was efficiently upholding U.S. immigration legislation, Biden has determined to malign the individuals on the border who’re desperately working to comprise the mess.

Final week, pictures of Border Patrol brokers on horseback went viral, with media shops claiming that they have been “whipping” migrants on the border.

The El Paso Instances reported {that a} Border patrol agent “swung his whip menacingly, charging his horse towards the boys within the river who have been attempting to return to an encampment beneath the worldwide bridge in Del Rio after shopping for meals and water in Ciudad Acuña, Mexico.”

The El Paso Instances later corrected the story and mentioned, “Our reporting staff witnessed not less than one agent on horseback swing his reins like a whip.”

However the photographer who took the viral footage, Paul Ratje, mentioned that he witnessed no whipping in any respect, and solely famous that the Border Patrol brokers have been merely attempting to apprehend the unlawful migrants who have been making an attempt to get across the horses.

“I’ve by no means seen them whip anybody,” Ratje said. “He was swinging it, however it may be misconstrued while you’re wanting on the image.”

So there have been no whips, and the firsthand account by the photographer mentioned that no “whipping” with the reins happened. Is the problem right here that the Border Patrol brokers have been doing their jobs and attempting to implement U.S. border legal guidelines?

Following the discharge of the photographs, the Biden administration went into full-on disinformation mode with the assistance of their media allies.

“To see individuals handled like they did, horses barely working over, individuals being strapped,” Biden mentioned of Border Patrol brokers. “It’s outrageous. I promise you these individuals pays. There shall be an investigation underway now, and there shall be penalties. There shall be penalties.”

There actually have been penalties for the Border Patrol brokers who have been there on the border doing their jobs. The administration suspended using horses, which have been utilized in border enforcement for many of the final century.

Horses carry out notably nicely within the specific circumstances of the Southern border, according to the Border Patrol Museum. They’re extra helpful off-road and do much less harm to the setting.

With much less environmental affect and lowered carbon emissions, you’d assume the left can be all for it. However that’s not how this works.

As an alternative of fixing their failed insurance policies and defending their workers who’ve been totally besieged, Biden and mates went into overdrive to advertise the Narrative. The narrative on this case is that Border Patrol is mistreating migrants on the border, and that maybe even border enforcement itself has sinister, racist implications.

Keep in mind, this is identical administration that shamelessly referred to as voter-reform legal guidelines in varied states twenty first century “Jim Crow.” They shortly jumped to drawing comparisons between Border Patrol and slavery.

“Human beings shouldn’t be handled that method,” Vice President Kamala Harris said of the migrants in an interview with The View. “It additionally invoked photographs of a few of the worst moments of our historical past, the place that sort of conduct has been used in opposition to the Indigenous individuals of our nation. It has been used in opposition to African People throughout occasions of slavery.”

How predictable. Is there something the administration doesn’t like that they gained’t evaluate to slavery, or segregation, or Nazis?

When confronted with the mounting proof that preliminary impressions of the Border Patrol pictures have been mistaken, the administration has mainly taken the road that it doesn’t matter.

When White Home Press Secretary Jen Psaki was requested in a press convention on Monday if the now overwhelming proof that Border Patrol brokers weren’t utilizing whips and weren’t utilizing reins as whips would change something about their response, she mentioned: “Our response to the pictures has not modified.”

The Narrative goes on and the reality can’t cease it.

Simply to make clear how—to this administration—freedom is slavery and warfare is peace, Psaki mentioned in the identical press convention that the $3.5 trillion spending invoice would “price $0.”

Not solely is the administration prepared to govern info to suit its narratives, it additionally thinks the American individuals are silly, apparently.

This could all be dangerous sufficient if these monumental distortions have been merely the product of a failing presidential administration, however it’s clear that many media shops are keen to assist direct the narrative.

Axios revealed a Tweet saying that Border Patrol brokers had been “whipping at” migrants. Axios finally deleted the Tweet.

“We deleted a earlier tweet that referred to Border Patrol brokers as whipping at Haitian migrants. The story has been up to date to incorporate feedback from some journalists on the border who didn’t see whipping happen,” the follow-up Axios tweet acknowledged.

Discover how this assertion continues to be a hedge and doesn’t acknowledge that the “whipping” didn’t happen.

It wasn’t simply the media. Twitter is, as of this text’s publication, censoring a video produced by The Every day Sign in 2017 explaining the function horses play in border enforcement. Twitter labeled it “doubtlessly delicate content material.”

With extra migrants on the best way to Del Rio, and the administration clearly prepared to do little to curb the surge of migrants on the border, it’s onerous to see this disaster ending any time quickly.

If there’s any silver lining to the story, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott pledged to rent the Border Patrol horseback riders in the event that they lose their jobs.

Simply as importantly, he mentioned, “They will carry their horses, too.”

Possibly their service shall be higher appreciated beneath new administration.

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