Another monster lie.
Category: Op/EdBy: vic-eldred • one month ago • 23 comments
On Friday night a woman and two children drowned near Eagle Pass. They were illegally trying to cross into the US. Had anyone seen them they would have naturally tried to save them. However, Joe Biden and his handlers tried to blame the state of Texas for the deaths since Texas is trying to protect its borders. The Biden administration falsely claimed that Texas officials blocked U.S. Border Patrol from attempting to provide emergency assistance. That was an outright lie. Texas officials didn't get notice of the event until after the tragedy had occurred:
However, in a court filing as part of ongoing litigation, the DOJ said Mexican officials advised Border Patrol at 9 p.m. local time that the migrants had drowned at 8 p.m -- but that there were an additional two migrants "in distress" on the U.S. side of the border. The filing repeats the claim that Border Patrol was not allowed to enter the area "even in emergency situations." The two additional migrants were later rescued by Mexican officials while suffering from hypothermia.
However, the DOJ suggested that it may have been able to spot the migrants if they had access to the area.
"It is impossible to say what might have happened if Border Patrol had had its former access to the area -- including through its surveillance trucks that assisted in monitoring the area," they said. "At the very least, however, Border Patrol would have had the opportunity to take any available steps to fulfill its responsibilities and assist its counterparts in the Mexican government with undertaking the rescue mission. Texas made that impossible."
Texas had initially pushed back on the narrative, saying that claims of requesting access to save distressed migrants "are inaccurate"
"Claims that [Texas Military Dept] prevented Border Patrol from saving the lives of drowning migrants are wholly inaccurate. At the time that Border Patrol requested access, the drownings had occurred, Mexican authorities were recovering the bodies, and Border Patrol expressed these facts to the TMD personnel on site," the Texas Military Dept. said in a statement.
Gov. Abbott blamed lawmakers and some media outlets for being "so eager to point finger at Texas for drowning of migrants they forgot to get the facts."
Biden admin admits migrant drownings occurred before Border Patrol alerted Texas officials (msn.com)
The administration didn't stop when it should have. The president's incompetent press secretary was confronted by Fox News hottie reporter Jacqui Heinrich :
It was tough to watch, but as usual Karine had an impossible task. Lie after lie came out of her mouth. Can you imagine how those who watch this nonsense must feel about this president.
Another staggering loss for Joe Biden.