White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki declined to apologize — either on her own or on behalf of President Joe Biden — for claiming that U.S. Border Patrol Agents on horseback had “whipped” migrants in order to drive them back.
Fox News White House Correspondent Peter Doocy posed the question, beginning by noting that the Department of Homeland Security had debunked the claim.
“One additional question about something that happened a few months ago down at the border,” Doocy began. “We’ve been told that the mounted Border Patrol officers the president accused of ‘whipping migrants’ have been notified they will not face criminal charges. So when is the president going to apologize to them?”
“There is a process and an investigation that has gone through the Department of Homeland Security,” Psaki replied, adding, “I don’t have any update on that.”
Doocy pressed again, noting that what President Biden had accused the Border Patrol agents of doing was a criminal offense — and the fact that they were not going to be charged suggested that the investigation had cleared them of any wrongful action.
“The president said that they were whipping people, which would be a criminal offense and they’ve been told they’re not going to be criminally charged, so —” Doocy tried again.
“And there was an investigation into that, and I’ll let the Department of Homeland Security announce any conclusion of that investigation” Psaki interrupted.
This is an excerpt from The Daily Wire.
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