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Jen Psaki Blames Texas When Asked About Death of National Guardsman at the Border

Jen Psaki Blames Texas When Asked About Death of National Guardsman at the Border

“I would note that the National Guard work for the states and so he is an employee of the Texas National Guard and his efforts and his operation were directed by there, not by the federal government”

A Texas National Guardsman named Bishop E. Evans died last week, presumably by drowning when he tried to rescue two illegal border crossers who turned out to be drug mules.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was asked about this on Monday and shifted the blame to the state of Texas.

Of course, the Texas National Guard wouldn’t even be involved in protecting the border if the federal government was doing its job under Joe Biden.

But remember, the Democrats are the people who care.

Spencer Brown reports at Townhall:

Psaki Rejects Responsibility for Texas Guardsman’s Death, Blames Texas for Doing Biden’s Job

Kicking off Monday’s press briefing by laughing while declaring “there’s nothing happening in the world today I hear,” the death of Texas National Guard SPC Bishop E. Evans while fighting Biden’s border crisis apparently couldn’t have mattered less to White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki.

At the top of her briefing, Psaki failed to offer any comment on the tragic death of SPC Evans until she was asked point-blank if the White House had anything to say about the incident that saw the heroic guardsman dive into the Rio Grande River to save flailing illegal border crossers who were allegedly drug smugglers, losing his own life as a result.

After waiting some four days to offer any statement from the White House or the President of the United States, Ken Psaki — again, only when pressed — finally commented the death of SPC Evans…

“Of course we are mourning the loss of his life and we are grateful for the work of every national guardsman,” Psaki began before immediately blaming someone else — conveniently the red state of Texas. “I would note that the National Guard work for the states and so he is an employee of the Texas National Guard and his efforts and his operation were directed by there, not by the federal government in this effort- in this apparatus,” Psaki claimed.

Here’s the video:

Just stunning.

Katie Pavlich reacted with disgust:

This young man was only 22 years old.

Could someone in the Biden administration at least pretend to care?

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Comments

2smartforlibs | April 26, 2022 at 9:18 am

Gaslight Ginger: Never start a tale at the being only start it when you can manipulate the narrative to benefits you.

“It’s never, ever our[*] fault.”

*=Democrats

And because of that mindset – where personal responsibility can be removed from outcome/blame – society is quite literally coming apart at the seams.

Steven Brizel | April 26, 2022 at 10:03 am

What a callous and disgraceful statement!

It’s a 24 hour job covering Biden’s ass. No rest for the wicked.

E Howard Hunt | April 26, 2022 at 10:53 am

Post photos of her sneering, porcine kisser all along the border and all traffic will stop immediately.

It’s not Texas that is colluding with the Mexican cartels to allow the multi-billion-dollar smuggling operation that’s going on at our southern border, it’s the corrupt Biden Junta doing that. And Mr. Evans died as a direct result of the Biden Junta’s corrupt policies.

Condolences to his family. He was a brave soldier who deserves to be honored by his country.

The Laird of Hilltucky | April 26, 2022 at 11:25 am

Stunning arrogance! Dem leftists and most RINOS fit the definition of sociopaths. Search the internet for ‘traits of sociopaths’. They are mentally and psychologically defective.

So Black Lives DON’T matter then?

Capsaicin_Addict | April 26, 2022 at 11:48 am

I have to admit, even by my jaded standards that’s a hell of a stance for Raggedy Jen to take.

taurus the judge | April 26, 2022 at 12:01 pm

Well, personally I need a little more information on this whole incident. (Which I’m certain CID and the IG most probably are doing). I understand silence for the investigation and know better than to take anything the media reports at face value or true.

Perhaps he will be recommended for the Soldier’s Medal.

But as a Sr. NCO who has done over a dozen “disasters” ranging from hurricanes, civil disturbance, S&R and floods- something isn’t adding up here. ( at least in what’s reported so far and it could be innocent and innocuous). The bottom line is a soldier DIED in a LOD incident- that MANDATES answers to the following:

The soldier was a Spec-4 (E-4) so he was working under a section/platoon/squad and an NCO somewhere- not alone by himself.

What was his job and what was his team doing? (his rescue might have been a violation of orders in the first place)

Did he have proper PPE/Equipment for waterborne operations? ( did the unit have it?)

Was he engaged in something else and this just happened?

Was this personal initiative or was he ordered to rescue?

Who communicated this where and when?

That’s just for starters.

The UCMJ is NOT civilian law and there is not much leeway for a reason. There is a chain of command- op orders and regs for a reason and the individual soldier des not have individual liberty or authority to interpret them even in a crisis. (for example- had this soldier been on a guard post and left it without proper relief- he would have committed an unlawful act)

As heroic as his actions were- they also can be equally illegal/unlawful/against regs and possibly cost dependent’s his SGLI and other benefits.

I have done operations like this so I want to see the totality of the situation because right now I see this as a needless and totally avoidable situation resulting in the death of a soldier.

    The Gentle Grizzly in reply to taurus the judge. | April 26, 2022 at 2:04 pm

    Please translate the following:

    S&R
    LOD

    Thank you.

      taurus the judge in reply to The Gentle Grizzly. | April 26, 2022 at 2:23 pm

      S&R- Search and Rescue

      LOD- Line of Duty- specifically in things like this is when a soldier is injured/killed (non combat related) while conducting official duties as opposed to say driving home after work while on active duty but “off duty”.

      Political influences aside- depending on the specifics of the situation and the event line of actions, there could be all kinds of ramifications for this. (positive and negative)

      Personally, I have done hundreds of ops in and around water ( training and real world) and the details here raise some concerns (or the lack of in this case)

        The Gentle Grizzly in reply to taurus the judge. | April 26, 2022 at 2:59 pm

        Thanks for both the translations and for your service.

        I have a small quibble, having spent 13 years on active duty (I did the planned 10 years but was recalled to active duty after 9/11 and apparently was irreplaceable for three years) and the remainder of my 20 years in the reserves.

        In the reserve you’re in the line of duty from the time you depart your house until you return home. If that is within the distance the Navy has established for the limit of a daily commute then you are in the line of duty from the time you depart your house on Saturday and Sunday morning and return home each day.

        If it’s beyond that distance and you rate a room on base at the Bachelor Officers’/Enlisted Quarters you’re in the line of duty the entire time you leave home on Friday until you return home on Sunday.

        So two guys leave the northern suburbs of L.A, to go to their drill weekend in San Diego. They decide to rob a convenience store and get shot. Not killed. The Navy had to hospitalize them at government expense because they were shot in the line of duty.

        But the Navy couldn’t court martial them as reservists are only subject to the UCMJ during the four hour blocks they’re actually drilling. Eight A.M. to noon and one P.M. to five, Saturday and Sunday. But for the entire time they are drilling, they’re in the line of duty.

          taurus the judge in reply to Arminius. | April 28, 2022 at 10:01 am

          Being a good NCO, let me save another Officer from himself

          Sir, you are confusing “reserve” ( direct part time component of the active duty and virtually identical) with National Guard ( a 100% State Organization EXCEPT when on Federal orders)

          Like many, I have been both and there are differences and this is one of them. Travel requirements also differ slightly but that’s minutiae.

          And in your scenario- they are ONLY “in the line of duty” during the MUTA period (Mutual Uniform Training Assembly- the 4 hour “drill” where a weekend drill is 4 MUTA’s)- “off duty” is still “on orders” and benefits attach but not all and regarding conduct (Reserve regulations- not active component), in cases like that, those “benefits” can be revoked depending on circumstances.)

          And yes, I know this from experience having to deal with any number of privates getting into “things” over my career.

      If you see SR without the ampersand used in a different context it means “Strategic Reconnaissance.”

      In the Navy it’s a mission the SPECWAR types. In the U.S. Navy we speak an entirely different language then the rest of the beings in the known universe. Every other armed force has things like “sergeant.” We have things like CTA1 (Cryptologic Technician, Administrative, First Class) or CTI1, (Cryptologic Technician, Intelligence, First Class). There are no floors in the Navy. Only decks. I didn’t realize how weird it was until I pulled duty at a joint command and an Air Force officer stopped by my desk and noticed a Petty Officer in my department had left a note for me.

      “LT, PSM ASAP. V/R, CTT1”

      She blurted out, “What the hell is that?”

      Of course each of the branches have their own jargon. Tell someone to “secure” a building and you’ll get entirely different reactions.

      An Army type will lock the doors and post sentries.

      The Navy will tidy up, lock the doors, and go to a bar.

      The Air Force will take out a lease with an option to buy.

      The Marines will reduce it to rubble with artillery.

    Did he have proper PPE/Equipment for waterborne operations? ( did the unit have it?)

    If so, he probably wasn’t wearing it, since he had to shuck his body armor first.

    Was he engaged in something else and this just happened?

    See above; the reports I’ve seen were that he and his unit were patrolling along the river bank and he saw the illegals in distress, took off his armor, and dove in.

      taurus the judge in reply to SDN. | April 26, 2022 at 6:00 pm

      I’ve heard similar and that was the basis of my post. His actions COULD ( emphasis on could) be violations of mission requirements and orders which could result in the NOK not getting proper or full benefits.

      That still doesn’t address who authorized his actions ( CoC), was the situation communicated for instructions and what about the rest of the patrol.

      Obviously, since the alleged victims didn’t drown- what was the real level of danger and are we being given all the information?

        I don’t know if I am going to destroy anyone’s dreams. But to be a rescue swimmer takes training.

        https://www.navy.com/careers/aviation-rescue-swimmer

        Drowning people will panic and in their panic try to kill you.

          Arminius in reply to Arminius. | April 28, 2022 at 2:15 am

          If I were to put how to rescue a drowning person into a few words they would be this.

          1, Dive.

          A drowning person will try to climb on top of you in their panic to breathe. When you dive, they’ll let go of you.

          2. Wear them out.

          An exhausted tired person is a lot easier to deal with.

There are too many that will not accept any blame for any wrong, ever. We all know folks like that. Their personal philosophy is simular to downtown streets. All one way,

Jen is nothing but commie lib trash in nice clothes.

He absolutely works for the Government and Biden is the head of the government, at least on jaded paper

What a bytch, what. Horror

How does she still have a job?

Oh, her boss has dementia, that’s right…

    taurus the judge in reply to gonzotx. | April 26, 2022 at 1:00 pm

    As much as it pains me to say it, in this particular situation she is totally correct.

    This soldier was a member of the TANG and on State orders and mission.

      The Gentle Grizzly in reply to taurus the judge. | April 26, 2022 at 2:06 pm

      Directly right. But her callousness is disgusting.

      healthguyfsu in reply to taurus the judge. | April 26, 2022 at 3:15 pm

      Completely ignores Fed responsibility in creating the necessity of the mission.

        taurus the judge in reply to healthguyfsu. | April 26, 2022 at 3:45 pm

        Because other than a talking point- there is no “Fed responsibility”. This was a State mission on State orders.

        No point in raising hell about something that doesn’t exist.

        Not knowing exactly what his mission, totality of the circumstances and orders were- I could just as easily make the counterclaim that this soldier violated orders and took an unauthorized initiative which resulted in his death.

        If S&R was part of the mission ( helping across the water obstacle in military parlance) where was the Zodiac, PFD’s, lines, designated swimmers, divers etc.?)

        If S&R was not part of the mission, who authorized this soldier to abandon his post and initiate a rescue?

        See, I’ve actually done these ops in the real world so I’m not giving you “hypotheticals”- there are very strict “special orders” and emphasis on soldier safety and we don’t allow “freelancing”. Where was everybody else? (commo, medics, leadership?)

        Granted it could all be there but something doesn’t look right based on what’s currently in the media.

          Re: State mission on State orders…

          US Constitution, Article IV, Section 4 – The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion;

          Aside from impeaching Brandon, what is Texas supposed to do – nothing? Where are the RINOs blasting the administration 24/7? I hope the Southwest loses half its Democrats. (All of them is probably too much to hope for.)

          taurus the judge in reply to taurus the judge. | April 26, 2022 at 4:42 pm

          @jb4

          Nice quote ( and personally i agree with your sentiment entirely) but totally misapplied.

          This is not an “invasion” (in military and legal terms) so the reference is not applicable. ( even though you and i both know better)

          The fact this puts border states in a bad position where they do in fact need to act doesn’t attach federal responsibility without due process.

          You did answer your own question though- the “RINOs” WANT the illegals for cheap labor so they certainly wont act against this (other than the perfunctory lip service and vague rantings about how we need to “secure the border’ without ever actually securing it- remember, Trump WAS securing the border and the RINOs stopped him,not the left)

          “Because other than a talking point- there is no “Fed responsibility”. ”

          SCOTUS said otherwise when they upheld Arizona not enforcing the border; immigration is a Federal responsibility, and Federal law (which FICUS is violating HIS oath of office by not enforcing) controls.

          FICUS: Fraud In Chief of the United States. FICUS is also a plant. Both fit.

          taurus the judge in reply to taurus the judge. | April 26, 2022 at 6:02 pm

          @SDN

          Unfortunately, SCOTUS has no enforcement ability and Congress does nothing (RINOs)

          So, although i agree with you 100%, it still is a net zero sum

        Arminius in reply to healthguyfsu. | April 28, 2022 at 2:34 am

        I think you need to identify what the Constitution meant by invasion when it was ratified.

        It was something like over 100 years before the Hague Convention was ratified, which stipulated uniforms, insignia of rank, etc.

        https://casebook.icrc.org/glossary/hague-conventions

      Yet if the pedophile-in-chief had simply done his job and enforced our immigration law, this soldier wouldn’t have even needed to be there. It’s the pedophile’s fault, period.

The irony here is that this incident was one of few cases of actual heroism at the border, and Psaki is taking pains to clear up that the federal government did not, in fact, contribute to that heroism in any way.

When is it OK to hit a woman? I’m forced to ask this because toward the end of my career in the armed forces, somebody decided that all combat branches of the armed forces should be open to women. Most women in the service had the good sense not to want to. Some on the other hand got what I called Buffy-The-Vampire-Slayer Syndrome. It works in the movies.

As gently as I could, I tried to let them know they didn’t belong in the same octagon as me. It killed me inside. I saw a guy get beat to sh*t with pugil sticks because he wouldn’t fight a woman. I don’t want to be that guy. On the other hand, I don’t want to lose.

    henrybowman in reply to Arminius. | April 26, 2022 at 4:01 pm

    This is the soft bigotry of low expectations. If she thinks she can take you on, and she genuinely wants to, go for it. She’s an adult, and if one is not free to make stupid decisions, one is not free. Occasionally, pigs have sung.

    taurus the judge in reply to Arminius. | April 26, 2022 at 4:46 pm

    simple, when she puts moves to engage ( regardless of arena) “she” is now a combatant.

    You may not like that answer but you will live longer and sleep better when you accept it.

      https://www.taurususa.com/revolvers/taurus-judge-series

      Just curious. Did you pick that handle by accident?

        taurus the judge in reply to Arminius. | April 26, 2022 at 5:04 pm

        No, I picked it directly because of that pistol.

        That is my #1 go-to pistol for the farm and it packs a dual wallop (.410 and 45LC)

        And it looks/ speaks with authority.

        taurus the judge in reply to Arminius. | April 26, 2022 at 6:05 pm

        I’m a 1911 guy too ( and love wheel guns) but for the farm (pest control mostly snakes, rats and opossums around the pens)- that small handheld shotgun is the perfect fit for carry and firepower in cramped spaces

          You may appreciate this.

          https://www.usatopgun.store/shop/pedersoli-howdah-hunter-20-ga-pistol/

          You don’t actually lose much performance when you move from a breech loader shotgun to a muzzleloader.

          I don’t want to go into too much detail, but only a few minutes ago a snake bit me. My friend and business partner was striking at the snake, which got lucky and was killing a squirrel.

          I was happy for the snake. Killing for a living is, a living. Good for the snake. But my partner was siding with the shrieking squirrel.

          Anyway I reached for the snake and it bit me.

          alaskabob in reply to taurus the judge. | April 27, 2022 at 12:12 am

          A 10 mm may kill a bear but stopping it consistently is another matter. I have two optioins… one… yep.. Taurus Raging Bull in 480 Ruger while the other is a Ruger Redhawk in 45 Colt with 360 gr. hard cast lead. At that weight, the Colt punches above a 44 magnum. The 10 mm is the present darling with a large mag but mag dumping without location..location… location won’t win.

          Alaskabob, I had only one thought to add to your well reasoned remarks. Shootability is an important factor. We’re seem to be concentrating on handguns. Which is fine. I’m a cheechako I guess. Which means when I’m out in the bush I’m hunting. So it’s no burden for me to carry a rifle.

          It’s what I’m there for.

          But obviously if you have other business to attend to a rifle gets in the way. Yeah, you can sling it. A slung long gun is obnoxious. It’s always falling off your shoulder. It’s always bumping into ****. You need to have both hands free to go about your business. Not constantly grabbing for your rifle which keeps slipping off your shoulder.

          And then when you really need it it’s leaning against a tree over there.

          So of course it’s just more convenient to have something firmly strapped to your hip. But, honestly, you’re carrying a handgun for convenience. It’s kind of silly to talk about stopping power. My Alaskan friends used to joke when someone from lower 48 showed up with a .44 Magnum.

          “Hey, you need to file that front sight off.”

          “Why?”

          “So when the bear shoves that revolver up your @$$ it won’t hurt so much.”

          “Stopping power” and “handgun” don’t belong in the same conversation. Stopping power, if it could be had in a short gun, would break your wrist. But yes hard cast lead bullets. What you need is penetration.

    Ironclaw in reply to Arminius. | April 26, 2022 at 7:44 pm

    Out in the field, you may well come across female enemy combatants and as such, they will do their best to end you. The enemy is the enemy until they surrender, treat them as such.

This transgendenism multi-gendereism will be the death of us all.

healthguyfsu | April 26, 2022 at 3:14 pm

I guess Black lives that take responsible full time jobs protecting the nation and trying to save the lives of others don’t matter?

No, we must only honor violent, pregnant woman-threatening, drug-ravaged thieves like George Floyd.

It’d be nice if “Real Bitch” Psaki visited the border – and never came back.

    The only way Psaki would go to the border is if she were trying to hide from Kamala Harris, because that’s the one place Harris would never go.

Wow, never mind that if her retarded pedophile boss had simply done his job and enforced the f*cking law, that guardsman wouldn’t have needed to be there in the first place.

    This is Obama’s third term. Her boss is trying to destroy the nation.

    Arminius in reply to Ironclaw. | April 27, 2022 at 2:30 am

    I noticed that the guardsman , Bishop Evans, was black. The reason I note his race is because I’ve noticed Joe Biden is white.

    Do you want to know how badly I want to trade Joe Biden, his sh*tbird no-good son, and all the evil spawn they’ll eventually produce for one resurrected Bishop Evans?

    It’s the good ones who leave us early. The Joe and Hunter Bidens remain among us like herpes.
    ,

https://news.knowledia.com/GB/en/articles/joe-biden-says-hunter-has-done-nothing-but-good-things-his-whole-life-cf2f97f1773c7566fc3ae12731e4467ad7d7507e

“Joe Biden says Hunter has done ‘nothing but good things his whole life'”

Oh. OK.

https://www.the-sun.com/news/1789245/hunter-biden-lovechild-navy-joan-security-fears/

“JOE Biden’s illegitimate toddler granddaughter is not receiving any special protection from local law enforcement despite her mother’s concerns for her safety, The Sun has discovered…”

Like if in my family you get a wave of the hand, “That’s OK, you’re a Kennedy.” I’m still trying to figure this out. Hunter Biden is still claiming to take responsibility while evading responsibility. He didn’t take financial responsibility until a court ordered him to.

My father would have probably tacked on another ten years of life just to give me the whooping I’d deserve for getting an exotic dancer pregnant. Not because she was a stripper. But because I didn’t take responsibility.

But the old man raised me right. So I would already know that. But that leads us into other conversations.

I am inclined to believe Joe Biden is a pervert.

    Arminius in reply to Arminius. | April 27, 2022 at 3:15 am

    Where do you get this from? Joe Biden didn’t even hang a Christmas stocking from his own chimney for his own grand daughter.

“Hunter Biden’s out-of-wedlock daughter left out of White House Christmas display”

https://nypost.com/2021/12/01/bidens-stocking-display-excludes-hunters-daughter-born-out-of-wedlock/

If it’s true, that’s just disgusting.

How do you even DARE to hang a Christmas stocking at all. Oh, like Christ is Ok with this.

But, presents!

SeekingRationalThought | April 27, 2022 at 10:26 am

Why would anyone expect decency from Psaki? She is only acting like any other “compassionate progressive.” She is human rubbish.

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