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Pigs Fly! CNN’s Jake Tapper ZINGS Mayorkas Over ‘Patently False’ Claims Border Patrol Whipped Haitians (Video)

On Sunday, CNN’s Jake Tapper absolutely shredded DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas over the Biden Regime’s false claim that Border Patrol agents on horseback “whipped” black Haitians in Del Rio, Texas.  It’s enough to make one look up to see if pigs have started flying.

Biden said the agents would “pay” for their actions and Mayorkas parroted him when he said the images “horrified us.”

But, Tapper pointed out, that’s not what happened, telling Mayorkas, “some of the initial descriptions of those images were just patently false.”

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He also expressed skepticism the Regime could conduct a fair investigation, given what has already been said.

“Can the Border Patrol count on you and President Biden, who has said the people will pay, to come to a determination based on the facts and not based on Twitter outrage?” Tapper asked.  Good question.

“They sure can, and let me say something about that, Jake. Because I worked very closely with the men and women of U.S. Customs and Border Protection for many years. Many, many years, and they are heroic, what they do. And I saw their heroism displayed in Del Rio, Texas, last Monday, when I was there on the ground. And that is emblematic of who they are, their commitment to this country, their talent, and tireless dedication to mission. I’m incredibly proud to work alongside them,” Mayorkas responded.

“Well as you know, a lot of those agents on horseback, they’re on horse because there are no roads in so many parts of the border, and a lot of them have saved the lives of migrants trying to cross the river,” Tapper said.

“The nice words you said about them, you should probably share with President Biden, not just with, not just with me today,” he added.

Here’s video, as posted to Newsbusters:

Mark Finkelstein posted a transcript of the segment:

JAKE TAPPER: There’s been a lot of controversy about the images of border agents on horseback addressing migrants at the border. Take a listen to what President Biden said about the investigation into those agents on horseback and how they treated the border, and what you said about that investigation into that.

JOE BIDEN: I promise you, those people will pay. They will be – investigation under way now and there will be consequences. There will be consequences.

MAYORKAS: I will not pre-judge the facts. I do not in any way want to impair the integrity of the investigative process.

TAPPER: But, Mr. Secretary, you also said that the images “horrified us.” How can DHS claim to have an independent investigation into these border patrol agents when the president says “those people will pay” and you say the images horrified us?

MAYORKAS: Jake, I think it’s quite clear that what the images suggest horrified the American public. That is quite different than learning what actually happened, determining the facts, and the fact determinations will be made in an independent investigation by the Office for Professional Responsibility . . . What those images suggest, what they appeared to portray, was horrifying, and that I think deserves attention. That is quite different than fact determinations

. . .

TAPPER: That’s the thing. Some of the initial descriptions of those images were just patently false. There’s now video out there that provides more context. Having seen the video, are you certain that there was actually wrongdoing?

MAYORKAS: I am going to let those investigators make that determination.

TAPPER: Can the Border Patrol count on you and President Biden, who has said the people will pay, to come to a determination based on the facts and not based on Twitter outrage?

MAYORKAS: They sure can, and let me say something about that, Jake. Because I worked very closely with the men and women of U.S. Customs and Border Protection for many years. Many, many years, and they are heroic, what they do. And I saw their heroism displayed in Del Rio, Texas, last Monday, when I was there on the ground. And that is emblematic of who they are, their commitment to this country, their talent, and tireless dedication to mission. I’m incredibly proud to work alongside them.

TAPPER: Well as you know, a lot of those agents on horseback, they’re on horse because there are no roads in so many parts of the border, and a lot of them have saved the lives of migrants trying to cross the river.

The nice words you said about them, you should probably share with President Biden, not just with, not just with me today. Thank you so much for your time today, Secretary Mayorkas.

Even if the Biden Regime decides to get rid of the agents, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said the State of Texas would hire them.  And let them bring their horses to do the job Biden refuses to do:

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