Tulsi Gabbard Blasts Biden for Vowing to Punish Border Agents: 'Judge, Jury and Executioner'

  

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Via:  texan1211  •  3 weeks ago  •  7 comments

By:   Xander Landen (MSN)

Tulsi Gabbard Blasts Biden for Vowing to Punish Border Agents: 'Judge, Jury and Executioner'
"How can they expect to have a fair outcome to an investigation when the president has already declared their guilt and that they will be punished?" the former congresswoman asked.

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Former Democratic Representative Tulsi Gabbard, criticized President Joe Biden Saturday for promising that Border Patrol agents' recent treatment of Haitian migrants will be punished.

On Friday, Biden told reporters that "people will pay" after footage circulated showing Border Patrol agents on horses charging migrants at the U.S. border in Texas.

"It's horrible what you saw. To see people like they did, with horses, running them over, people being strapped, it's outrageous," the president said.

"I promise you, those people will pay. There is an investigation underway right now and there will be consequences," he added.

Speaking on Fox News Saturday, Gabbard said that Biden should apologize for his comments.

"He's somebody who's been very outspoken as being against autocrats, autocracies, dictators," Gabbard said, referring to the president.

"But what he essentially did was act as judge, jury and executioner for these customs and Border Patrol agents on horseback. How can they expect to have a fair outcome to an investigation when the president of the United States has already declared their guilt and that they will be punished?" the former congresswoman asked.

"And the bigger issue here that this points to, which is one that we all need to be concerned about is, if we are no longer a country of laws, if we are no longer a country where we know we will be presumed innocent unless proven guilty, then we don't have a democracy," she added.

On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced that the horse patrol unit in Del Rio, Texas, had been temporarily suspended, and that the agents were being investigated.

DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said Friday that images of the Border Patrol agents "horrified us in terms of what they suggest and what they conjure up."

He also responded to Biden's comments promising that the agents "will pay."

"I know the president was echoing the sentiments of the American public in response to the images and what those images suggest. But I want to speak to the fact that this investigation will be based on the facts that the investigators learn, and the results of the investigation will be driven by those facts and nothing less and nothing more," Mayorkas said.

Claims spread in recent days the border agents used whips on the migrants. However, a photographer who witnessed interactions between the Border Patrol agents on horseback and migrants, said he never saw them whip anyone.

Newsweek has reached out to the White House for comment.


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Texan1211
Professor Principal
1  seeder  Texan1211    3 weeks ago

Gabbard is exactly right.

Biden jumped the gun and made a foolish statement.

I wonder how many Border Patrol agents have considered other lines of work after Biden's ill-advised comments?

 
 
 
charger 383
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2  charger 383    3 weeks ago

Punish those that cross the border illegaly

 
 
 
r.t..b...
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2.1  r.t..b...  replied to  charger 383 @2    3 weeks ago

“Punish those that cross the border illegaly [sic].”

Or do we one day acknowledge the dysfunction of decades of politicians talking about rather than talking to the core issue. This has been been kicked down the road for too long. At some time, and why not now, we should have the difficult discussion…

…oh, never mind…

…seems too many are focused on doling out punishment for past inaction rather than doing the humane in the present, accomplishing nothing but further kicking that rusty can further down the road. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
2.2  seeder  Texan1211  replied to  charger 383 @2    3 weeks ago
Punish those that cross the border illegaly

Man, that sounds perfectly sane and logical.

If only an Administration would fully commit to enforcing immigration laws without exceptions.

 
 
 
Greg Jones
PhD Expert
3  Greg Jones    3 weeks ago

From the article:  "Claims spread in recent days the border agents used whips on the migrants. However, a photographer who witnessed interactions between the Border Patrol agents on horseback and migrants, said he never saw them whip anyone."

In the latest news, Kamala is still  searchi for those root causes

 
 
 
Tacos!
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4  Tacos!    3 weeks ago
But I want to speak to the fact that this investigation will be based on the facts that the investigators learn, and the results of the investigation will be driven by those facts and nothing less and nothing more," Mayorkas said.

Why in the world should anyone trust that promise when this same person has already used the word “horrified” to describe what he thinks happened? Biden and Mayorkas supervise these agents and they have already pronounce them guilty.

They love to clutch their pearls and declare “this is not who we are,” but judgment and condemnation without fair review is supposed to be “not who we are.”

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
4.1  seeder  Texan1211  replied to  Tacos! @4    3 weeks ago
Why in the world should anyone trust that promise when this same person has already used the word “horrified” to describe what he thinks happened?

The same gullible fools who believe that Biden and Mayorkas said nothing wrong also foolishly believe that an "investigation" will be fair.

 
 
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