Biden Administration Prohibits Border Patrol Agents From Using Horses After Democratic Outrage
By Fox News // September 23, 2021
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(FOX NEWS) – The Biden administration is prohibiting Border Patrol agents from using horses in the Del Rio sector amid Democratic outrage over images that lawmakers falsely claimed showed agents using “whips” to stop Haitian migrants getting into the U.S.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said at a press briefing Thursday that the images, which involve a Border Patrol agent grabbing one of the migrant’s shirts, are “horrible and horrific” and noted that an investigation is ongoing.
“I can also convey to you that [DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas] also conveyed to civil rights leaders earlier this morning that we would no longer be using horses in Del Rio,” she said.
The revelation comes on the fourth day of controversy related to the false claims that agents used “whips” against Haitian migrants on Sunday – a claim that was initially debunked by Mayorkas and Border Patrol chief Raul Ortiz on Monday, who noted that agents were wielding long reins to control their horses in difficult riverines.
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