Once again, the left-wing legacy American media is behaving more like state press in authoritarian countries like Cuba, Iran, and North Korea, echoing only regime propaganda and protecting it from exposure and scandal.
On Wednesday, Fox News correspondent Bill Melugin, who has covered the story of Brandon’s chaotic open border for most of the president’s term, revealed that the regime’s ‘Homeland Security’ chief, Alejandro Mayorkas, knew reports that Border Patrol agents “whipped” Haitian migrants with the reins of their horses was complete BS, but he refused to acknowledge it publicly.
And of course, most of the major networks ignored that bombshell.
“Mayorkas knew that the images of migrants being whipped by border patrol agents were being misconstrued, according to a DHS e-mail obtained by the Heritage Foundation,” NewsBusters noted regarding the development. “While at the time the three evening news networks leaped to lambast the Border Patrol agents, they are conveniently quiet over the revelation that Mayorkas knew the truth despite rushing to the White House press briefing room to excoriate Border Patrol.
Melugin reported: “A DHS e-mail obtained by the Heritage Foundation reveals Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas was alerted that the migrant whipping narrative the President pushed wasn’t true.”
The Fox News correspondent went on to provide more details regarding Mayorkas’ political cowardice:
At 12:05 pm, Marsha Espinosa DHS’s Assistant Secretary for public affairs sent this e-mail to Secretary Mayorkas and other DHS officials where she literally highlights that the photographer who took the infamous photos said in an interview that things aren’t what they seem that he and his colleagues never saw agents whipping anybody and that his images were being misconstrued.
Despite having been sent that email, just two and a half hours later, “Mayorkas joined a press conference at the White House where he failed to dispute or stop the false whipping narrative,” Melugin reported.
Rather, this regime liar stood at a podium and said: “Our nation saw horrifying images that do not reflect who we are. We know that those images painfully conjured up the worst elements of our nation’s ongoing battle against systemic racism.”
Melugin reported further that the agents were cleared of the accusations weeks ago but they are still facing administrative punishments to include two weeks of unpaid leave and, of course, a black mark on their work record. But he also said the agents are working with Border Patrol attorneys to push back on the false allegations and the administration’s reprisals.
One Border Patrol union official, Brandon Judd, remarked that if Mayorkas was a “better man” who had a shred of integrity, he would resign. Fat chance of that happening, however, because Democrats lack integrity.
Republican lawmakers have since stepped up to blast Mayorkas for refusing to push back on a narrative he knew was false, even if it meant telling Brandon he couldn’t go along with the lie and resigning.
“If reports are true, then Secretary Mayorkas should resign. This is a failure of leadership and a complete betrayal of the hardworking Border Patrol agents who have been doing their best to maintain some control of the border in midst of this administration’s failed policies,” Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) said on Twitter.
If reports are true, then Secretary Mayorkas should resign. This is a failure of leadership and a complete betrayal of the hardworking Border Patrol agents who have been doing their best to maintain some control of the border in midst of this administration’s failed policies. https://t.co/1r77XeAUwT
— Senator Thom Tillis (@SenThomTillis) October 12, 2022
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) opined that Mayorkas will be impeached in “just a few months,” hinting GOP will act against him after taking over control of Congress.
Disgraceful. Mayorkas knowingly sold out the honorable men a women of Border Patrol… all to curry favor with the Brandon White House.
I’m just a few months, Mayorkas will—rightly—be impeached. https://t.co/D5N0LVccfF
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) October 12, 2022