Vice President Kamala Harris on Tuesday mentioned she is “deeply troubled” by images from the border exhibiting Border Patrol agents on horseback blocking migrants from transferring into the U.S. – the newest administration official to hitch the pile on in opposition to agents who’re coping with a colossal migrant surge in Del Rio.

“What I saw depicted about those individuals on horseback treating human beings the way they were, was horrible,” Harris instructed reporters. “And I fully support what is happening right now, which is a thorough investigation into exactly what is going on there. But human beings should never be treated that way. And I’m deeply troubled about it. And I’ll also be talking to Secretary [Alejandro] Mayorkas about it today.”

Sept. 19, 2021: U.S. Customs and Border Protection mounted officers attempt to contain migrants as they cross the Rio Grande from Ciudad Acuña, Mexico, into Del Rio, Texas. (AP Photo/Felix Marquez)

Sept. 19, 2021: U.S. Customs and Border Protection mounted officers try to embody migrants as they cross the Rio Grande from Ciudad Acuña, Mexico, into Del Rio, Texas. (AP Photo/Felix Marquez)

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Harris was reacting to images of Border Patrol agents in Del Rio, the place heaps of of Haitians have surged in latest days. Images confirmed agents on horseback blocking migrants from transferring into the U.S. and in a single case grabbing onto a migrant’s shirt. 

Overwhelmed agents have been working six days per week, and bigger than 10 hours a day as they take care of the bigger than 14,000 principally Haitian migrants which have been at one time camped beneath the worldwide bridge – with tales of tens of heaps of further on the best means.

As DHS has surged belongings, together with further agents on horseback, gives and medical help, whereas furthermore rising deportation flights, the women and men in inexperienced have been making an attempt to cease migrants – who’ve traveled via a amount of nations ahead of arriving on the border – from coming into U.S. territory.

Border Patrol agents who spoke to Fox News have been angered by the pile-on from the administration, and accused it of attempting to deflect from its incapacity to handle the border.

“This whole situation is blowing up and even liberals are turning on this administration,” one agent instructed Fox News. “[Harris] is placing blame on agents to deflect because she and Biden are not going to change how they are handling this.”

Another present was further blunt, saying that the outrage “just proves what absolute idiots they are.” 

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“With basic knowledge and two brain cells, anyone knows those agents use split reins. They do use them as a whip, on their horses,” the agent mentioned. “This helps get a quicker response from the horse to move out when needed, especially when the horse may be hesitant with groups of people or other animals.”

“Again it is clear that those ‘in charge,’ a term that is disgusting to use, have no clue about our operations and frankly operate by ignorance and unhinged emotions,” the agent mentioned.

Some Democrats and media shops falsely described the agents’ extended reins, which they use to handle their horses, as “whips.” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi condemned what she described as “the inappropriate use of what appear to be whips by Border Patrol officers on horseback to intimidate migrants.” 

Mayorkas and Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz each mentioned on Monday that they didn’t see one factor mistaken with the images, and Mayorkas acknowledged agents use extended reins to handle their horses, not whips, in highly effective terrain. Ortiz furthermore well-known that agents do not know who’re smugglers and who’re migrants.

Ortiz mentioned it is vital that agents want defend administration of the horse to keep away from accidents to each agents and migrants, and mentioned working a horse in a riverine is a extraordinarily highly effective job. 

But the White House took a particular view. Press Secretary Jen Psaki mentioned: “I don’t think anyone seeing that footage would think it was acceptable or appropriate.”

By Tuesday morning, Mayorkas had modified his perspective.

“I was horrified by what I saw,” Mayorkas instructed CNN. “I’m going to let the investigation run its course. But the pictures that I observed troubled me profoundly. That defies all of the values that we seek to instill in our people.”