The fake news narrative scandal #WhipGate has had its first casualties.
Homeland Security Director Alejandro Mayorkas has dropped the hammer on the Border Patrol agents shown in pictures and videos.
The agents, according to Mayorkas, have all been placed on desk duty.
From the videos I have seen, the agents never came close to touching migrants with the long-split reins they use.
Mayorkas, prior to outrage among Democrat leadership, backed the agents.
After virtually every high-ranking Democrat expressed outrage, however, Mayorkas changed his tune.
While addressing the House Homeland Security Committee, Mayorkas called out the tactics by agents, saying, “They do not reflect who we are as a country, nor do we think they reflect who the United States custom border protection is.”
He also announced that an investigation is now underway to review the conduct of the border agents in question thoroughly.
In the meantime, those agents have been relieved of their regular duties and relegated to desk duty.
The DHS Secretary stated that the investigation will be conducted with “tremendous speed and with tremendous force,” and they will have a result in “days, not weeks.”
Mayorkas stated, “I have ordered an investigation to be conducted of the events that are captured in those images.”
He continued, “We have ensured that the individuals during the pendency of the investigation are not conducting law enforcement duties to interact with migrants, but rather are conducting only administrative duties.”
Again, there was no instance of migrants being “whipped” by Border Patrol agents in the videos I saw.
On numerous occasions, I did see the agents using the reins on their horses as well as rotating them in circles, which is often a technique used to influence the movement of the horse by sound.
This is not to mention, the terrain on which they were riding is exceptionally challenging, so they would have been very active on their reins regardless.
There may be images I have not seen yet, but if these agents are disciplined or fired over the videos I have seen, expect national outrage for Mayorkas cowering to the far left in office.
Source: New York Post