On September 24, only hours before Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas held a press conference where he falsely demonized our brave US border agents; he received an email confirming that there was no evidence agents “whipped” illegal alien Haitians crossing our open US-Mexico border.
Fox News reports – The Sept. 24, 2021 email, obtained by the Heritage Foundation via a Freedom of Information Act request (FOIA), shines light onto internal deliberations surrounding the controversy in Del Rio, Texas, where Democrats and the White House pushed a narrative that migrants had been “whipped” or “strapped” by Border Patrol agents despite it being quickly debunked.
In fact, agents were using split reins to control their horses as migrants rushed across the river. But a narrative based on a misinterpretation of photographs was running and, on Sept. 24, was further fueled by President Biden.
On September 26, the despicable DHS Secretary was still pushing the horrible lie as he went on a media tour disparaging US border agents:
Mayorkas wasn’t the only person pushing the big lie; Joe Biden went out of his way to marginalize the border agents by lying about what really happened with the illegal alien Haitians and the border agents on horseback.
“To see people treated like they did, horses barely running over, people being strapped — it’s outrageous,” Biden told reporters that day.
Fox News host Greg Gutfeld blasted the Democrat leaders and media for pushing the big lie about the border agents.
A Sept. 24, 2021 email to Mayorkas from Marsha Espinosa, assistant secretary of DHS public affairs, highlighted an interview with the photographer who captured agents on horseback trying to corral migrants and block them from entering the US near Del Rio, Texas, according to Fox News.
Lensman Paul Ratje had told an interviewer that he did not witness the agents harming the migrants, but Mayorkas did not contradict Biden’s false narrative as he stood next to him at the White House podium.