On Monday, Congressman Chip Roy (TX-21) led an effort among House Republicans to demand that DHS Secretary Mayorkas formally correct the false narrative that United States Border Patrol agents “whipped” Haitian migrants attempting to illegally cross into the United States by releasing information DHS promised the public months ago.
Rep. Roy, joined by six other representatives, asked for the immediate public disclosure of the findings of the “investigative work” done by Custom and Border Protections’ (CBP) Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) on the incident.
“For four months, the Biden Administration and your Department have gone without even apologizing to the agents that were smeared,” his letter reads. “The widespread narrative of whipping based on a demonstratable lie — especially by members of this administration — demands that the public record be finalized by publicly disclosing the ‘investigative work’ conducted.”
According to DHS officials speaking to the Washington Examiner last week, it is now unclear whether the administration will ever voluntarily release the report on the horse patrol incident “because it makes the administration look terrible.”
Rep. Roy emphasized the importance of the administration renouncing their lies about the incident, which were amplified by widespread, irresponsible media reporting at the time.
“The American people deserve transparency from their government, and the United States Border Patrol deserves defense from their Department’s Secretary against unfounded accusations,” he concluded.