The whole mounted Border Patrol agents whipping Haitian migrants thing has been debunked over and over by both people who actually know about horses and by close inspection of the images themselves, none of which shows a whip, especially when shot from multiple angles. Different media outlets took different tacks with their headlines, with some claiming outright that agents were whipping Haitian migrants, while others backed off a bit and said agents cracked their whips at migrants or swung them menacingly. In any case, they’re all wrong, because there were no whips.
Eric Wasson reports on Congress for Bloomberg News, and he says he overheard police officers at the Capitol asking who the heck gave the border patrol whips.
Overheard in Capitol : police officers shaking their heads over border patrol and Haitians. “Who the heck gave these guys whips ?”
— Erik Wasson (@elwasson) September 21, 2021
The tweet’s from this afternoon, well after the story had been debunked, which doesn’t say much for the Capitol Police.
Those were the same police officers in the stormtrooper outfits last weekend, right?
— Blad (@Honeybladger) September 21, 2021
Yeah, the ones in full riot gear who managed to arrest a federal law enforcement officer carrying his firearm.
Yes I can imagine police at the Capitol being surprised at this. They’re wondering why they aren’t shooting unarmed people like they do at the Capitol.
— tpaustin (@tpaustin) September 21, 2021
Imagine shooting an unarmed woman to death and you're concerned about reins
— Run. (@RosaDelight000) September 21, 2021
How strange. The totally non political Capitol Police regurgitating Democrat lies. Who could have seen that coming?
— truthswarm (@truthswarm) September 21, 2021
Did you correct them, or just run to the corner and craft another fake news tweet?
— West Hollywood Bear 🇺🇸🇮🇱🏳️🌈 (@WhoreBear) September 21, 2021
Did you step in and correct them?
— Christine Breasbois (@ChristineBreas1) September 21, 2021
Shouldn't you, as a reporter, correct them since there weren't any whips?
— Shane Rider 🇺🇸 (@shaneriderMA) September 21, 2021
You know for a reporter you really suck at the whole fact finding thing, I’m still waiting to see these whips
— Steven Stefanac (@StevieD401) September 21, 2021
O/h at the Capitol – something's happening, but I don't know what it is but I've still got an opinion on it.
— Cheesetrader (@cheesetrader1) September 21, 2021
— Max (@_HMSP) September 21, 2021
There were no whips. And no one was being whipped.
— Trey Terry (@treyterry) September 21, 2021
No one. No one gave them whips.
— Shane Styles (@shaner5000) September 21, 2021
No one. There are no whips. That is fake news.
— Trump’s Doge (@trump_democrat) September 21, 2021
The answer: nobody did, coz they didn't have any.
— Fenrisúlfr (@TheFenrirEffect) September 21, 2021
— Joe (@Joe__Byrnes) September 21, 2021
Literally no one. You people are so out of touch it’s gross.
— Esthier (@Esthier1) September 21, 2021
No one. No one did because there were no whips.
— Chewy (@ChewyWishy) September 21, 2021
No one, you imbeciles. Members of the @CapitolPolice have turned into a national joke.
— JenniferW (@JenWoodruff79) September 21, 2021
Good to know our Capitol Police are morons
— B T Norwood (@BTNorwood1) September 21, 2021
Oh FFS. There are no whips in any photos. Does anyone in Washington know how one rides a horse? Holy hell you guys are obtuse. Images and video show zero whipping 🙄#DeathOfJournalism
— Jodi (@APLMom) September 21, 2021
The media. It's fabricated from whole cloth and only happened in the fevered imagination of journos and suckers who are dumb enough to listen to them.
— Hannibal Lecture (@AltKurtis) September 21, 2021
Why are you amplifying a false story?
— Dainon Jensen (@duckinfantry) September 21, 2021
Why not ask some of the Senators and Representatives from rural states?
They've probably seen a working horse up close at least once or twice in their lives, and know the difference between whips and reins.
— Vivienne Bouché (@BoucheVivienne) September 21, 2021
They don't have whips you tool. Just like no police officer was killed on January 6 by getting his head bashed in by a fire extinguisher.
It's more fake BS from the left.
— Oh The Hugh Mannity (@RealHughMannity) September 21, 2021
Speaking of the Left, they probably want to know who the heck gave the Capitol Police tear gas and rubber bullets.
Maybe someone could brief the Capitol Police on the situation at the border, or better yet, send them there.
Texas Dem Rep. Henry Cuellar rejects CNN host’s bogus ‘whip’ narrative — and defends Border Patrol agents doing their jobs https://t.co/XYVikHAOgt
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 21, 2021