We reported yesterday that the father of the 7-year old who died at the border said the border patrol did everything they could to save his daughter. That was before he lawyered up.
The father has hired two lawyers and now claims he gave his daughter water and food on the bus ride (bus ride?) from Guatemala to Mexico. The border patrol has reported the young girl hadn’t eaten or had any fluids in days.
Looks like someone is trying to get more than a simple explanation on the cause of death. The father is staying with activists at the border who have now gotten involved in the case. They held a protest yesterday.
The key is that the lawyers have not presented any evidence to refute the Border Patrol Report and that a further investigation is needed.
This is much different than the tweet from Jake Tapper and other reports from earlier yesterday that said the father corroborated the report by Border Patrol:
OUR REPORT FROM YESTERDAY:
The father of the little girl just came forward to set the record straight after much speculation from the left on whether the border patrol did enough to help the little girl before she died. The activists and politicians played judge and jury again in their effort to make the border patrol look bad:
Nancy Pelosi weighed in with a veiled swipe at the border patrol:
We have a moral responsibility to ensure all children are treated with decency and compassion. My heart goes out to the father & family of Jakelin Caal, the young girl who died after being taken into custody by the Border Patrol.
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) December 15, 2018
The truth has come out a little bit at a time but now the father of the little girl says the border patrol did everything they could to save his daughter.
Jake Tapper tweeted out a series of tweets to give us the truth…Can you believe it?
Guatemalan Consul Tekandi Paniagua tells CNN’s
@edlavaCNN he met extensively with the father of 7-year-old Jakelin Caal Maquin Friday night in El Paso.
Paniagua says the father of Jakelin has “no complaints about how Border Patrol agents treated him and his daughter.”
Guatemalan Consul Tekandi Paniagua tells CNN’s @edlavaCNN he met extensively with the father of 7-year-old Jakelin Caal Maquin Friday night in El Paso. Paniagua says the father of Jakelin has “no complaints about how Border Patrol agents treated him and his daughter.” 1/
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) December 15, 2018
The consul says the father told him that agents did everything they possibly could to help the girl on the bus.
The father, per the consul, confirmed the DHS timeline that Jakelin did not show any signs of distress until about 5 am when they were placed on the bus to ride from the border checkpoint to the border patrol station 95 miles away.
It’s a shocker that Jake Tapper revealed this to us.
More information is coming that:
– Father of the 7-year-old migrant who died signed a form saying his daughter was not ill during initial screening –
DHS says the family was offered food and water before being transported to nearest Border Patrol station
This is such a tragedy that was politicized to make the border patrol look bad. The truth is that no matter what side of the aisle you’re on, discouraging anyone from making the trek to our border needs to happen. How about that wall?
Jason Chaffetz, speaking about Jakelin Caal Maquin, a 7 year old girl who died in the custody of US Border Patrol: "That should be the message, don't make this journey, it will kill you." pic.twitter.com/qXNsAWFyBE
— Brendan Karet 🚮 (@bad_takes) December 15, 2018
While politicians like Nancy Pelosi lecture the border patrol, they never knew that facts. She now looks like a fool. Tragic
This little girl shouldn’t have made this journey. That’s the bottom line.