Monday, October 17, 2022

Border Patrol Union Chief Says Mayorkas Could Be Impeached Over ‘whipping’ Fiasco; Mayorkas Knew Border Agents Did Not Whip Migrants Before Repeating False Claims, Emails Show; Mayorkas Knew The Migrant Whipping Story Was A Ruse, But He Peddled It Anyway

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Border Patrol union chief says Mayorkas could be impeached over ‘whipping’ fisaco
The head of the Border Patrol’s union said Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas deserves to be impeached for misleading the public into thinking agents mounted on horseback were whipping migrants in Texas last year.
Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, also said a new document showing that Mr. Mayorkas was made aware there was no whipping, even as he allowed the whipping narrative to percolate, undercut the department’s attempt to punish two agents accused of “unprofessional conduct” in the encounters with illegal immigrants.
“This should be completely thrown out. It should be over,” Mr. Judd said. “Those agents should be exonerated immediately.”
The new document, obtained by the Heritage Foundation, is an email sent to Mr. Mayorkas by his chief spokesperson, Marsha Espinosa, with the text of an article about the September 2021 encounter between agents and Haitian migrants in Del Rio
Ms. Espinosa highlighted a portion of the article where a photographer who snapped images of the encounter said that despite what people thought they saw, no agents whipped migrants. The article quoted the photographer saying the images were being “misconstrued.” --->READ MORE HERE
Mayorkas knew border agents did not whip migrants before repeating false claims, emails show:
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas was told last year that there was no evidence Border Patrol agents had “whipped” or “strapped” Haitian migrants at the US-Mexico border — hours before he bolstered President Biden’s lies about the incident at a press conference.
A Sept. 24, 2021 email to Mayorkas from Marsha Espinosa, assistant secretary of DHS public affairs, highlighted an interview with the photographer who captured agents on horseback trying to corral migrants and block them from entering the US near Del Rio, Texas, according to Fox News.
Lensman Paul Ratje had told an interviewer that he did not witness the agents harming the migrants, but Mayorkas did not contradict Biden’s false narrative as he stood next to him at the White House podium.
“To see people treated like they did, horses barely running over, people being strapped — it’s outrageous,” Biden told reporters that day.
“Our nation saw horrifying images that do not reflect who we are. We know that those images painfully conjured up the worst elements of our nation’s ongoing battle against systemic racism,” Mayorkas said during the newser. --->READ MORE HERE
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