By Spy Uganda Correspondent
President Joe Biden on Friday harshly criticized the action of some Border Patrol agents, mounted on horseback, who confronted Haitian migrants crossing the border into Texas, calling their actions “horrible.”
Biden said on Friday that he is ultimately responsible for the situation taking place at the southern border.
Washington has received domestic and international condemnation for its treatment of largely Haitian migrants trying to enter the country.
“Of course, I take responsibility,” Biden said, but he then quickly shifted to the controversial images of the agents on horseback.
“I’m president but it was horrible to see what you saw to see people treat it like they did — horses family nearly running over people being strapped. It’s outrageous, I promise you, those people will pay. They will be — there is investigation underway now, and there will be consequences. There will be consequences. It’s an embarrassment, beyond an embarrassment. It’s dangerous. It’s wrong, it sends the wrong message around the world, sends the wrong message at home. It’s simply not who we are,” he said.
Haitian migrants have been pictured confronted by US border guards on horseback, appearing to use heavy-handed tactics.
Democrats, including members of the Congressional Black Caucus, have demanded an end to the Haitians being expelled and the ACLU and other migrant advocates have had the administration is illegally removing them through the use of Title 42, claiming they are justified in doing so for public health reasons because of the pandemic.
The U.S. special envoy for Haiti, Daniel Foote, has resigned in protest over the administration policy, calling the treatment of the Haitian migrants “inhumane.”