Border Patrol agents are speaking up and they are not happy after Kamala Harris, along with others, appear to have been misled by a misrepresentation in the media of Border Patrol agents using whips on people to aide in their apprehension, according to The Western Journal.
A Border Patrol agent, who chose to keep their identity a secret reportedly described the leaders in Washington that speak out before discovering the truth, as “idiots”.
Reuters posted an image to Twitter and described a secured horse rein, a common instrument for horseback riders, as a “whip-like cord”, which could easily mislead people into believing that it was being used on people, not reserved for corralling the horse in difficult terrain.
The White House criticized the use of horse reins to threaten Haitian migrants after images circulated of a U.S. border guard on horseback charging at migrants near a riverside camp in Texas https://t.co/g6x1sHyCt6
— Reuters (@Reuters) September 21, 2021
Brandon Darby, an experienced border correspondent for Breitbart offered an education and a different perspective on the same image to show the truth behind the incident.
Darby wrote; “Let me help you be more accurate. First photo appears to show Border Patrol using ‘whip-like cord’ on migrant Second photo of same event shows it’s just the horse reins slinging around and agent is not whipping migrant.”
Let me help you be more accurate. First photo appears to show Border Patrol using “whip-like cord” on migrant. Second photo of same event shows it’s just the horse reins slinging around and agent is not whipping migrant. pic.twitter.com/wfFB2Dgweg
— Brandon Darby (@brandondarby) September 21, 2021
Without reportedly observing the image for herself, Kamala Harris criticized the law enforcement officers at the border for mistreating the Haitian immigrants, claiming that their behavior “troubled” her.
She said to reporters; “What I saw depicted about those individuals on horseback treating human beings the way they were is horrible, and I fully support what is happening right now, which is a thorough investigation.”
Adding; “Human beings should never be treated that way.”
VP HARRIS: "What I saw depicted about those individuals on horseback treating human beings the way they were is horrible…Human beings should never be treated that way."
"…As a member of the Western Hemisphere, we've gotta support some very basic needs…" pic.twitter.com/Q8l5S6W8gi
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) September 21, 2021
Former FBI Special Agent and CNN analyst also appeared to be duped by the image and also unfamiliar with horse-riding equipment by asking who was responsible for issuing whips to the Border Control on Twitter.
Let's start at the beginning. *takes deep breath*
Who issued…whips. To Border Patrol. 😑 https://t.co/GrkMKGfVoh
— Asha Rangappa (@AshaRangappa_) September 21, 2021
Due to the massive increase in immigrants flooding the borders, many Border Patrol agents have been working extended tours and extra days. Del Rio, Tx has reportedly received 15,000 people and a humanitarian crisis is brewing due to a lack of supplies, shelter and enforcement.
“This whole situation is blowing up and even liberals are turning on this administration,” one unnamed Border Patrol agent told Fox News.
“[Harris] is placing blame on agents to deflect because she and Biden are not going to change how they are handling this.” added the agent.
Another agent who chose to remain anonymous stated that the misrepresentation of the agents and the politicizing that followed; “proves what absolute idiots [those in charge] are.”
“With basic knowledge and two brain cells, anyone knows those agents use split reins. They do use them as a whip, on their horses,” the same agent explained. “This helps get a quicker response from the horse to move out when needed, especially when the horse may be hesitant with groups of people or other animals.”
“Again it is clear that those ‘in charge,’ a term that is disgusting to use, have no clue about our operations and frankly operate by ignorance and unhinged emotions,” concluded the anonymous Border Patrol agent.