Democrat President Joe Biden’s administration is reportedly preparing to discipline U.S. Border Patrol agents who were on horseback when they rode up on illegal aliens last fall.
The news comes after the New York Post reported in April that the agents had been cleared of criminal wrongdoing, but were still under an administrative review.
“The [Department of Homeland Security’s] Office of the Inspector General, they had first crack at it,” Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, told the newspaper. “They determined there was no criminal activity that was done so they closed out their investigation.”
Fox News correspondent Bill Melugin tweeted late Tuesday afternoon that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was planning to discipline the agents.
“Per federal source, DHS is preparing to discipline multiple horseback Border Patrol agents who were accused of ‘whipping’ Haitian migrants in Del Rio last summer. I’m told DHS will imminently allege ‘administrative violations’, agents will be able to respond,” Melugin wrote.
“Per federal source, this announcement is expected to come down any day now. It’s unclear what ‘administrative violations’ the BP agents will be accused of, but they are not being accused of any criminal conduct. The horseback unit involved is based out of Carrizo Springs, TX.”
“It has been nearly 9 months since this incident took place,” Melugin added. “The agents have been taken off their normal duties and have not been allowed to have contact w/ migrants since. President Biden assured the public at the time that ‘there will be consequences’ for the agents involved.”
The photographer whose photos of the agents went viral late last year said in an interview that he never saw the agents whip anyone.
“I’ve never seen them whip anyone,” photographer Paul Ratje said. “He was swinging it, but it can be misconstrued when you’re looking at the picture.”
This is an excerpt from The Daily Wire.
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