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Republicans stand by Border Patrol amid false Democratic ‘whipping’ attacks



Several Republican lawmakers are standing by Border Patrol agents amid false claims from Democrats that the agents used whips on Haitian migrants attempting to cross the border illegally.

Texas GOP Rep. August Pfluger blasted the accusations from Democrats and media members. He remarked in a Tuesday email to Fox News that Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayrokas “used the strongest language” the congressman has “heard from him thus far to condemn his own Border Patrol agents b ased on an unconfirmed photo.”

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“These agents are desperately trying to carry out their duties despite being woefully understaffed and lacking the resources they urgently need,” Pfluger said. “If he is truly ‘horrified’ as he said, he should tell President Biden to stop playing political games with our nation’s security, and return to President Trump’s strong-border policies that were working.”

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“Close the border once and for all,” he added.

Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, stood by Border Patrol amid the accusations, tweeting his agreement with border agents who blasted President Biden and Vice President Harris as “idiots” for shifting blame onto them.

“Idiots, indeed,” Roy wrote. “We should not listen to [Biden] or [Harris].”

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, a Republican, also blasted the Biden administration’s narrative against the Border Patrol agents…. (Read more)

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