Horseback Border Patrol Wrongly Smeared By Dems and Media Reportedly Cleared of Wrongdoing

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Posted: Apr 14, 2022 4:20 PM
Horseback Border Patrol Wrongly Smeared By Dems and Media Reportedly Cleared of Wrongdoing

Source: AP Photo/Felix Marquez

The horseback Border Patrol agents who were wrongly accused of "whipping" Haitians illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border last September have reportedly been cleared of wrongdoing in the months-long investigation that was initially promised to only take a few days.

Fox News reported on Wednesday they learned "officials" have cleared the agents of any wrongdoing. In the time the agents were falsely accused of whipping the Haitians and the investigation from Homeland Security that followed, the agents were put on desk duty, taking away desperately needed manpower during the continuing border crisis. 

The agents were deployed to prevent more Haitians from crossing into the U.S. because there were already more than 10,000 people being forced to camp under the international bridge in the south Texas heat due to lack of space.

The smears against the agents circulated on social media before reaching the upper levels of government after believing the split reins were whips despite the fact agents are not issued whips.

"We were indeed horrified by the images. That is not who we are," Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said shortly after the outrage.

"Of course they should never be able to do it again...It's obviously horrific," White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said in September.

President Joe Biden promised the agents involved would "pay" and there would "be consequences." Vice President Kamala Harris compared the agents' actions to slavery.