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On Friday (July 8), the Biden administration admitted the accusations against border patrol agents of “whipping” Haitian migrants were false.
However, the administration acknowledged that the four agents accused of the incident, which went viral, would still be referred for disciplinary action.
The 511-page report, written by US Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Personal Responsibility, detailed that there was “no evidence that [Border Patrol agents] involved in this incident struck, intentionally or otherwise, any migrant with their reins.”
But the remarks in the report are a stark contrast to the claims made by President Joe Biden following the alleged September 19 attack. After the attack, Biden repeated false assertions by liberal activists that agents used their reins to whip the helpless migrants as they were fleeing.
At the time, Biden said that seeing “people treated like they did … people being strapped — it’s outrageous,” the President then vowed that “those people will pay.”
Despite questions being raised about the alleged assault, the disciplinary action taken against the agents could range from a letter of reprimand to termination.
This disciplinary action seemingly stems from Biden’s comments; because, rather than apologize for making false accusations, Biden pushed for Customs and Border Protection officials to be investigated, a move Border Patrol Union Chief, Brandon Judd, described as a “political hit job.”
Judd also indicated — prior to the report being released — that Biden’s comments on the matter “made this the spectacle it’s become,” adding that if Biden had waited on the report, rather than “passing judgment before the facts,” the matter wouldn’t still be as newsworthy.
Despite his advice to the President, Judd revealed that the union would fight any sanction down “until avenues are exhausted” as part of the union’s interest in achieving “complete exoneration.”