Kamala Harris: Scene “evoked images of some of the worst moments of our history, where that kind of behavior has been used against the Indigenous people of our country, has been used against African Americans during times of slavery.”
The claim that border patrol agents on horses whipped Haitian migrants illegally crossing the border spread like wildfire, pushed by the media and Democrats. But it was a lie, not just disputed, an outright hoax.
On top of all the other evidence, the photographer who snapped the now-viral photo confirmed there was no whipping:
The photographer behind now-famous images depicting Border Patrol agents on horseback appearing to chase migrants with whips says things are not exactly what they seem when it comes to his photos.
The photographs, which were taken Sunday, appear to show agents on horses with whips in hand. The photos caused outrage, as they appear to show Border Patrol agents whipping migrants from certain angles. But photographer Paul Ratje said he and his colleagues never saw agents whipping anyone.
“Some of the Haitian men started running, trying to go around the horses,” Ratje said.
Ratje is a photographer based in Las Cruces and has been in Del Rio since Friday. He said he took the photographs from the Mexican side.
“I’ve never seen them whip anyone,” Ratje said. “He was swinging it … but it can be misconstrued when you’re looking at the picture.”
Not only were whips not used, the reason horses were used is because that’s how border patrol patrols in terrain that is rough. Horses were not even used in an agressive manner, there’s no indication anyone was injured.
The whip lie should have died within hours, but it’s still going on, and its being spread by Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and the head of DHS, Alejandro Mayorkas, all of whom explicitly or implicitly compared it to slavery.
DHS Secretary is now classifying the whip hoax as an example of "systemic racism"
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) September 24, 2021
President Joe Biden said there would be repercussions for U.S. Border Patrol agents over their harsh treatment of Haitian migrants at the southern U.S. border, calling it an embarrassment to the nation https://t.co/tmgqqjSbqd pic.twitter.com/XBkbOQ7nI0
— Reuters (@Reuters) September 24, 2021
.@VP Kamala Harris says images of Border Patrol & Haitian migrants “evoked images of some of the worst moments of our history, where that kind of behavior has been used against the Indigenous people of our country, has been used against African Americans during times of slavery.” pic.twitter.com/GsftUQtDKC
— The Recount (@therecount) September 24, 2021
How much longer will Joe Biden and Kamala Harris push this bogus narrative?
The photographer who took the photos never saw Border Patrol agents whipping anyone. https://t.co/oC4Aovxv7D
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) September 24, 2021
Team Biden is pushing this lie and injecting race into the issue to distract not only from their domestic and international failures, but also from their open border policy, a deliberate strategy to collapse our national sovereignty. If we don’t have a border, we don’t have a country.
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