As Twitchy reported Monday, The El Paso Times reported that a Border Patrol agent “swung his whip menacingly” while rounding up Haitian migrants, and that story and quote was amplified by national media, including PBS News’ Yamiche Alcindor and NBC News’ Shannon Pennypiece. The Times brought us some “strong reporting” by environmental reporter Martha Pskowski, who wrote that Border Patrol agents were cracking whips — which is a good trick, seeing as they weren’t carrying whips.
Border Patrol agents on horseback cracking whips and charging into crowds of Haitian asylum seekers in Texas, shouting at them to go back to Mexico — strong reporting from @psskow on the situation in Del Rio/Ciudad Acuña https://t.co/ZVeS6j3gnM
— Ryan Devereaux (@rdevro) September 19, 2021
Vice President Kamala Harris has said she supports a “thorough investigation.” “Those individuals on horseback treating human beings the way they were was horrible,” said President Biden’s border czar, who also fully bought into the Jussie Smollett hoax and demanded immediate action there too. Funny how Harris didn’t mention the treatment of holding more than 10,000 migrants under an overpass in 100-degree weather for days.
On Monday, Rep. Rashida Tlaib also called for immediate hearings by the House Oversight and Judiciary committees, saying that “this system simply can’t be reformed.” Where have we heard that before? Oh yeah, after the death of Duante Wright, Tlaib called for “no more policing,” saying “it can’t be reformed.”
This is so sick and @CBP will continue to commit human rights abuses if we don't stop it now.
Cracking a fucking whip on Haitians fleeing hardship shows you that this system simply can't be reformed. @OversightDems + @HouseJudiciary should hold hearings immediately + act. https://t.co/RLsG3EY6Fw
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) September 20, 2021
You wanna show us the whip?
— Big Crazy Robot (@Octotron) September 21, 2021
Only it wasn't a "fucking" whip. It was the horses reins. There was slack in it. Put on your fucking glasses and you'd see it.
— I got your unity right here (@Ioffendevery1) September 21, 2021
Please provide a picture of these so called whips. All I saw were long reins used for controlling the horse while keeping people from going where they dont belong.
— Bossy22fan (@JoeCabe11) September 21, 2021
That's not a whip, it's the reins on the horse, and is used to control the horse. Ever do much horseback riding? Maybe you should try.
— Sandwich Explorer (@SandwichExplor1) September 21, 2021
They are not cracking whips at anyone. Unless you can show a video of that happening you are lying. They use the reins to spin in a circle in front of the illegal migrants to control the direction the walk but there isn't a single whip being cracked.
— Mike Cowsert (@Mike_TheVendor) September 20, 2021
It’s fake news. No whips.. those are horse reins. They’ve used mounted to enforce in that difficult terrain forever.. If Biden was awake and sent help they’d be shooting rubber bullets and beating them with batons..
— MarshaKean (@MarshaZKean) September 20, 2021
Isn't VP Harris in charge of the border crisis? Why are you not holding her feet to the fire if you are genuinely upset?
Why are you not holding the current President responsible?
— Tony Layne (@tonylayne4smile) September 21, 2021
Maybe you should have a word with @vp if you can find her.
— Steakfries (@gravyfist) September 21, 2021
They are doing THEIR JOBS!! Their job is to keep people from illegally entering our country! They are people actively breaking our laws! You want to hold hearings to find out why our border patrol "yelled at them" & hurt their feelings?! Just stop.
— DeeDee! (@DeeDee84661674) September 20, 2021
But close to 15,000 migrants living under the International Bridge in Del Rio, Texas is your human rights activism in action, right?
— Nick's America (@Nicks_America) September 20, 2021
Spare me. You all sat, saying nothing about the border crisis unt you saw CBP on horses trying to keep up with the migrant crossings. Sat, saying nothing while Haitians were eating, sitting/sleeping in their own excrement for weeks. This is all on the Biden Admin. Stop it.
— Rae Marisa (@marisa_rae) September 21, 2021
Your incompentent colleagues have allowed this swell at the border. Hold the hearings. I’d love to hear what the border czar has to say about this. Rather than running your mouth, do something to help solve the problem.
— Tyler (@Tyl3rB3ard) September 21, 2021
They're not fleeing hardship. Most left Haiti long ago and have already relocated to another country. They're voluntarily moving from a safe haven country and trying to illegally enter the US out of preference, not hardship. Cool it with the drama queen silliness.
— Myra Mikkelsen (@MikkelsenMyra) September 21, 2021
There’s no such thing as "Haitian refugees". Haiti is not a war-torn country displacing its citizens. It's just another Caribbean dump where people don't want to live, so they try their luck in Mexico, and then eventually the US, where they're given free stuff for life.
— Gibbs Calhoun (@GibbsCalhoun) September 20, 2021
Even you know that asylum is in the first safe country, not take-your-pick proposition. Hardship is not a golden ticket that gets you admitted to the US.
— Not Cubby – Wokel Slayer – #FJB (@NotCubby) September 21, 2021
We still have kids in cages.
— Bubba Hotep 🌺 (@cschwabtweet) September 21, 2021
— The Green New Karen🇺🇸⚔ (@Dude15601264) September 21, 2021
Where's the misinformation notice on this tweet?
— Lady Liberty 1776 🇺🇸❤🇺🇸 (@kmreid007) September 21, 2021
Someone screenshot this tweet so when we find out the truth that no one was whipped we can add it to the the wall of politician tweets that were completely false and never happened….
— John Doe (@ConsrvFolsomDad) September 20, 2021
So, like policing, this is another system that “simply can’t be reformed.” So … do nothing?
Border czarina Kamala Harris wants ‘a thorough investigation into what is going on’ at the border https://t.co/KVhRH2OCbB
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 21, 2021