Border patrol union leader slams White House and media for claims of 'whipping' migrants
The president of a union representing US border agents said the media and the Biden administration had "made the blood boil" inaccurate claims about mounted officers abusing illegal immigrants.
Brandon Judd, a border official and president of the National Border Patrol Council, criticized the Biden government's condemnation of the border patrol tactics used to attempt to get Haitian migrants from Mexico to Del Rio, Texas, while the United States is closing are struggling with record migrations of migrants.
"There are very few things that will boil my blood as much as the White House that comes right out and condemns an action before they know what happened," Judd said on the John Solomon Reports podcast. "Jen Psaki came out yesterday condemning these actions when in reality it is a legitimate law enforcement measure. It was supposed to protect the illegal aliens."
MAYORKAS CONDEMNS TACTICS OF BORDER PATROOL AGENTS
Homeland Security Minister Alejandro Mayorkas and White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki condemned law enforcement efforts to prevent Haitian migrants from entering Del Rio this week.
"That is not what our policies and training require ... We will not tolerate abuse," Mayorkas said.
Psaki described their defense of the southern border as "terrible to look at".
She said Tuesday she doesn't have the "full context" of the horse-bound officers down on the southern border, but added, "I can't imagine what context would make that appropriate."
A senior federal law enforcement agency told the Washington Examiner that officials seen in viral images online were doing a "whirl of reins" to keep people off the horse for their safety and no one was flogged. The National Fraternal Order of Police also denied all allegations of "flogging" on Monday.
Judd argued that the officers' tactics were aimed at keeping people away from the horses to avoid fatal trampling.
"If you get too close to the horses, the horses could step on them and break their bones. You could kick them. They could be kicked in the head. It could be fatal," Judd said.
When asked if the White House and the media presented the story inaccurately, Judd claimed they were “factually wrong, yes. And the White House knows that they are factually wrong ”.
Judd said that if someone was hit by the reins of horseback riders at the border, it was not the intention to harm the migrants. The border official emphasized that "the reins are being turned to keep people away from the horses for their own protection".
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The US is facing a great flood of migrants crossing the country's southern border. Customs and Border Guard saw nearly 209,000 clashes along the southern border in August, and families were stopped 86,487 times that month, according to an agency report.
The Washington Examiner contacted CBP and the White House but did not receive an immediate response.
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