Texas Government Will Hire Horseback Border Patrol Agents Punished by Biden Administration

The state of Texas will provide jobs to any Border Patrol agents who may be fired by the federal government over the “whipping” hoax that has been spread by the mainstream media in recent days, the New York Post reports.

Governor Greg Abbott (R-Texas) made the announcement in an interview on “Fox News Sunday,” declaring that these agents will “have a job in the state of Texas. I will hire you to help Texas secure our border.”

Abbott’s promise came after Joe Biden made a statement declaring that Border Patrol agents “will pay” for trying to do their job at the border while on horseback. The controversy stems from several photos depicting horseback agents riding alongside illegal aliens who are racing across the open border, with some of the agents spinning their horse reins in circles to keep the illegals at bay.

Although this is a common tactic used by horseback officers for crowd control, as well as protecting themselves and the horse, the mainstream media and numerous Democrat officials, including Vice President Kamala Harris, have repeatedly and falsely claimed that the photos depicted the agents whipping the illegals. This is despite the fact that no evidence has emerged actually showing contact between the illegals and the reins; even the photographer who captured the images, Paul Ratije, said that he did not see any of the agents actually whip the illegals, and that his photos have been taken wildly out of context by the media.

Abbott referenced Ratije’s story in his interview, pointing out that “the person who took those pictures said that the characterization that the Democrats have made about the Border Patrol…is false. They were simply maneuvering horses.” Veteran law enforcement officers and others have pointed out, among other things, that it would be physically impossible to use the reins as whips, since doing so would cause the horses to go into a panic due to the reins being so closely attached to them.

But Democrats, including Biden, have doubled down on the narrative that the agents were whipping the illegals. In a press conference at the White House, Biden falsely claimed that the pictures showed “horses nearly running them over, and people being strapped.” Calling the situation “horrible” and an “embarrassment,” Biden called the conduct by the Border Patrol agents “outrageous,” before adding an ominous warning for law enforcement: “I promise you, those people will pay.” An internal investigation is currently underway, and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has already forbidden the further use of horses by Border Patrol agents for the time being.

In his interview, Governor Abbott said that he would “step up and do whatever I have to do to make sure that I protect the people of Del Rio, as well as all these other communities in the state of Texas that the Biden Administration is ignoring.” He added that Biden “cares far more about people who are not in this country than he does for…American citizens who live in this country. And I’m going to step up and support the citizens of the United States of America.”

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About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22). He is currently a co-host of The Right Take podcast.

Photo: United States Border Patrol agents on horseback try to stop Haitian migrants from entering an encampment on the banks of the Rio Grande near the Acuna Del Rio International Bridge in Del Rio, Texas on September 19, 2021. - US law enforcement are attempting to close off crossing points along the Rio Grande river where migrants cross to get food and water, which is scarce in the encampment. The United States said Saturday it would ramp up deportation flights for thousands of migrants who flooded into the Texas border city of Del Rio, as authorities scramble to alleviate a burgeoning crisis for President Joe Biden's administration. (Photo by PAUL RATJE / AFP) (Photo by PAUL RATJE/AFP via Getty Images)