Liberals have settled comfortably into the ugly mindset that everything they oppose or dislike is racist or the product of “white supremacy.”
They seem to believe that entitles them to smear opponents and critics as they see fit. That starts at the top, with Democratic President Joe Biden having spent the first year of his term routinely bashing his critics as political paramedics intent on reviving the long-dormant corpse of Jim Crow.
But a group of Republicans in Congress are seeking to hold Biden accountable for spreading his hate and misinformation.
At issue is a report about the alleged “whipping” incident from last September, when U.S. Border Patrol agents on horseback were photographed trying to corral illegal immigrants from Haiti as they tried to rush the border.
When the images emerged, critics claimed the agents were whipping the illegals. Biden was among the first to criticize his own immigration officers, who were battling mightily to contain the crisis he unleashed with his open-borders policies.
As The Free Press reported at the time, Biden said, “It’s outrageous. I promise you, those people will pay. … There will be consequences. It’s an embarrassment. It’s beyond an embarrassment.”
Yet the only embarrassment may be Biden’s.
The Washington Examiner reported late last week that Department of Homeland Security officials said the results of the investigation Biden promised “may never be released.” Why?
“Because it makes the administration look terrible,” an unidentified DHS official told the Examiner.
“They essentially convicted the mounted agents based upon a lie, which the investigation after 120 days would surely have revealed.”
Now, though, seven GOP lawmakers seek to force the report into the open.
The lawmakers note that more than four months have passed since Biden, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki and other senior administration officials “participated in a widely spread falsehood and accused United States Border Patrol agents of ‘whipping’ Haitian migrants attempting to illegally cross into the United States.”
They point out that even the photographer himself “debunked” the premise that arose from the photo – and that so far, months later, no agents have been disciplined.
“The widespread narrative of whipping based on a demonstrable lie – especially by members of this administration – demands that the public record be finalized by publicly disclosing” the report, the letter says.
“For four months, the Biden Administration and your Department have gone without even apologizing to the agents that were smeared,” the lawmakers continued. “To make matters worse, reports now indicate that the investigational report DHS was conducting on the incident will likely never appear,” a reference to last week’s Examiner article.
“The American people deserve transparency from their government, and the United States Border Patrol deserves defense from their Department’s Secretary against the unfounded accusation.”
Besides Roy, the letter’s signers include Reps. Brian Babin of Texas, Andy Biggs of Arizona, Scott Perry of Pennsylvania, Mary Miller of Illinois, Michael Cloud of Texas, and Darrell Issa of California.