CBP Announces Punishment for Agents at Center of Fake ‘Whipping’ Nontroversy (to Save Joe’s Bacon) – Opinion

We reported extensively in September on the “Whipgate” nontroversy stirred up by The Usual Suspects on the left and in the MSM, both of which alleged that Customs and Border Protection officers who were mounted on horseback could be seen “whipping” Haitian migrants trying to cross the southern border.

The story quickly fell apart soon after it broke thanks in large part to the photographer who took the “controversial” pictures, who said in an interview that the images were “miscontrued.”

Several media outlets, including The NY Times, issued updated stories afterward. Axios.

But though the media began retreating on the most controversial aspect of the “whipping” story, the Biden administration never backtracked, holding firm to their position that the agents had acted inappropriately. President Biden infamously corrupted a potential investigation by saying the agents who had allegedly “strapped” the migrants “will pay,” while Homeland Security secretary Alejandro Mayorkas promised lawmakers an investigation that would “be completed in days, and not weeks.”

Well, it wasn’t. And two months later, the DHS inspector general declined to take up the investigation, leaving it in the hands of the CBP’s Office of Personal Responsibility (OPR).

We are now 10 months later and border patrol agents feel furious at how their superiors, all the way to the Biden White House, have dealt with this. Fox News reports that CBP just recommended the punishment for two of the agents involved in this alleged incident.

Although the agents were not found guilty of any criminal wrongdoing in March, OPR continued to investigate the OPR administrative case. The possibility of firing agents was possible depending on information about possible violations of departmental policy.

As I said before, there simply was and is no “there” there to this story. From most accounts, including the photographer’s, the CBP agents did not act out of bounds and certainly did not “whip” any of the migrants. But because the White House, including Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, then-press secretary Jen Psaki and others responded the way they did, this investigation – no matter who was conducting it – got dragged out, likely because they were forced to try and lend credence to the administration’s “concerns” about what (did not) happen.

Ultimately, these disciplinary measures are about saving Joe Biden’s bacon on this manufactured issue and nothing more.

‘Nuff said.

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