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Update on ‘Whipgate’ Border Patrol

The left ignores the truth.

We reported extensively in September on the “Whipgate” controversy stirred up by Democrats and the mainstream media, both of which alleged that Customs and Border Protection officers who were mounted on horseback could be seen “whipping” Haitian migrants trying to cross the southern border.

The story quickly collapsed almost as soon as it broke, thanks in large part to the very photographer who took the “controversial” pictures, who said in an interview that the images were “miscontrued.”

After the photographer made his remarks, some media outlets issued updates to their initial stories, including the NY Times, which noted they had “not seen conclusive evidence that migrants were struck with the reins.” Axios also posted a correction of sorts regarding one of their initial articles.

But though the media began retreating on the most controversial aspect of the “whipping” story, the Biden administration never backtracked, holding firm to their position that the agents had acted inappropriately. President Biden infamously corrupted a potential investigation by saying the agents who had allegedly “strapped” the migrants “will pay,” while White House press secretary Jen Psaki disturbingly insinuated that the facts didn’t matter.

“There’s an investigation. That’s ongoing. We’ll let that play out. But our reaction to the photos has not changed,” Psaki said at the time.

As to that DHS “investigation,” CBS News immigration reporter Camilo Montoya-Galvez provided an update this morning. Montoya-Galvez reported that the DHS Inspector General has declined to take up the investigation, this after DHS Sec. Mayorkas had promised back in Sept. that the investigation would be wrapped up within “a matter of days”:

In my opinion, this investigation into the alleged “incidents” could indeed have been finished within days and should have been, because there simply was and is no “there” there to this story. From most accounts, including the photographer’s (which, IMO, is the most important), the CBP agents did not act out of bounds and certainly did not “whip” any of the migrants. But because the White House, including Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris responded the way they did, this investigation – no matter who is conducting it – has dragged out, likely because they want to lend credence to Biden’s and Harris’ “concerns” about what (did not) happen. Either that or they’re hoping it will drag out long enough that people will forget about it.

Whatever the case may be, the fact that the DHS IG referred it back to the CBP is, in my view, a strong indication that the IG also believes there is no “there” there. Presumably, we’ll find out more in the coming weeks and months as the CBP continues to look into it. But even if they end up confirming there was no wrongdoing, don’t look for any mea culpas from this White House.

Because like with everything else, false “woke” narratives are more important than the actual facts, no matter how many reputations of good men have to be sacrificed in the process to make the current occupant of the Oval Office appear as though he’s In Charge and is Doing Something other than flailing his way through another badly scripted speech.

Sources: RedState: Update on ‘Whipgate’ Border Patrol Case Makes Joe Biden’s Knee-Jerk Reaction so Much Worse

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Written by Joshua Jackson


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  1. Saul Alinsky, Rohm Emmanuel= DO NOT LET A CRISES GO TO WASTE!
    Anything that can be construed to denigrate the opposition will be used, abused, overused, even if it is wrongly interpreted!
    The left is doing a great job at it. All the media idiots will ounce on everything they can think of that could “hurt” the Conservatives. It only takes ONE SICK mind to do that! And so many on the left are willing, able, and voluntary participants in the disinformation, misinformation, the lies, and the spreading of the lies. “little Joe”, “sour lemon”, hairless ButterBall, schitt-ff, swallowwlell, pelosi, nadler, maxine, etc, etc, et.
    All these GLORY HOUNDS and corrupted to the core fame hungry leftists will never shy away from any publicity even if it is wrong! Any publicity is good publicity. Afterwards, deny the whole thing!

  2. Hangs my head to Prevent laughing At the liberal demonRAT’s Who Are flailing in shame, IN Their Faces, BUT At The ballot Next, I will be seriously Looking at the Delegate’s vote Regarding Rights and The DemoTaxAndspend party Antic’s. Those who have Stayed the course get my vote, Not Tried to abandon my Rights, violate my rights, But have stood-up for the little guys Meaning Protecting those Citizens who lost businesses, Property, savings, Life’s work, Livelyhood,and,…. in some cases Life.

  3. the only reason the idiots demrats want the border open , is the bring as many votes for them as they can , watch they will try to get all the eligles permission to vote. because no one in there right mind will vote for them , and they know it, so they are trying to fix the election records and any thing else they can rig to keep the deep state going. before we all find out how bad they are,, now the new tax break , only helps the demwits wealthy , I never in all my life seen this kind of corruption . and doing it right in front of our faces , yo talk about lying asho(*)(& we got them all in the demacrats . watch how they will try to put in more votes in the state then there are people . amazing how he got more votes then any one in history , and hid in his basement the whole time. hay fjb no way in hell , you know where your be going when you tie, hell is waiting for all dimwits,

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