(Slay News) – President Joe Biden said of the mounted border patrol agents at the center of the infamous “whipping” photos when he condemned them, ‘Running them over and people being strapped, it’s outrageous and I promise you those people will pay.”
Department of Homeland Security Director Alejandro Mayorkas was furious saying the department was handling the situation with “tremendous speed and tremendous force.”
Maxine Waters said: “We’re saying to the president and everybody else: You’ve got to stop this madness. And I want to know, in the first place, who’s paying these cowboys to do this work?“They’ve got to be gotten rid of. They’ve got to be stopped.
“It cannot go on. Let people know that they’re trying to take us back to slavery days – and worse than that.”
But Fox News correspondent Lucas Tomlinson just discovered the agents in question have been cleared of wrongdoing.
She reported the network “has learned that officials have cleared the horse-mounted border patrol agencies of wrongdoing after they were accused of whipping migrants in September and placing them on probation.”
Bret Baier said, “we are just getting to the back end of this investigation where the guys are not being punished; Brit, and remember how much coverage was given to that moment.”
Brit Hume said:
“Right and you know at first it looked bad. And the explanation was available within a matter of 24 or 48 hours.
“It didn’t stop President Biden from coming out and saying these border agents were going to pay.
“He has been notably silent on this since and now we know probably was inevitable that they have been cleared of doing anything wrong there.
“They were using their reigns to deal with the horses. This is another example of the administration on the border and border issues.
“They slow-walk these issues because I think in the end they believe that their constituents in the Democratic Party want these migrants to come and come by the hundreds of thousands,” he said.
Border Patrol Agents in Viral 'Whipping' Images Cleared While Media Ignores https://t.co/aTmyYFf8ic
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