Native land Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas insisted Sunday that the mounted border agents under investigation for his or her therapy of Haitian migrants would procure a honest hearing, despite President Biden’s declaration that “these people pays.”
Mr. Mayorkas said his division would count on the information as determined by an unbiased investigation, even supposing he said glorious week that the photography of the agents swinging their reins as they sought to discourage migrants crossing the Rio Grande “scared us.”
“The information which could also very well be determined will power the final result. Nothing much less and nothing extra,” Mr. Mayorkas told CNN “Impart of the Union” anchor Jake Tapper. “What these photography indicate, what they seem to painting, used to be horrifying, and that I tell deserves consideration. That is barely assorted than fact determinations.”
“I served as federal prosecutor for 12 years, and we carried out unbiased investigations despite what appearances could well want been and the final public outcry about them,” he added.
Stoking the outcry had been Mr. Biden and other Democrats, including Vice President Kamala Harris, who called the agents’ behavior “unhealthy.”
Score. Maxine Waters of California accused the agents of “whipping” migrants and said it used to be “worse than what we witnessed in slavery,” while others contain countered that the agents are not assigned whips and that they swing their reins to manipulate the horses.
Coming to the defense of the agents used to be Mr. Tapper, who said that a number of the preliminary descriptions of glorious week’s incident had been “patently unsuitable” and famend that the agents trail horses because there are not any roads in many areas along the border.
The Biden administration on Friday suspended using horses by border agents pending the effects of the investigation.
“They definite can, and let me bid one thing about that, Jake, because I’ve labored very intently with the boys and ladies of U.S. Customs and Border Protection for a long time, they typically’re intrepid, what they cease,” Mr. Mayorkas said. “I seen their heroism displayed in Del Rio, Texas, glorious Monday after I was there on the bottom, and that’s emblematic of who they’re, their dedication to this country, their talent and tireless dedication to mission.”
Mr. Tapper famend that the agents, who had been assigned to administrative obligations, contain “saved the lives of migrants searching for to stir the river.”
“The good words you’ve said about them, you have to well contain to smooth doubtlessly part with President Biden, not true with me at this time time,” the CNN anchor said.