on Friday, Biden told reporters “People will pay the price” after circulated footage showing Border Patrol agents riding horses on the U.S. border in Texas to charge immigrants.
The president said: “What you see is horrible. It’s ridiculous to see people riding horses, running over them, and people tied up like them.”
“I assure you that those people will pay. The investigation is now underway and there will be consequences,” he added.
“He is a very outspoken person who opposes dictators, dictators, dictators,” Gabbard said, referring to the president.
“But what he did was basically serve as judges, juries, and executioners on horseback for these customs and border patrol agents. When the President of the United States has declared them guilty, how can they expect a fair result from the investigation? They will Are you punished?” the former congresswoman asked.
“The bigger issue pointed out here, and the issue that all of us need to pay attention to, is that if we are no longer a country under the rule of law, if we are no longer a country we know we will be presumed innocent, unless we are proven guilty. , Then we don’t have democracy,” she added.
Thursday, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced The horse patrol in Del Rio, Texas has been temporarily suspended, and agents are under investigation.
Department of Homeland Security Secretary of State Alejandro Majorcas said on Friday The image of Border Patrol agents “shocked us in terms of their suggestions and their imaginations.”
He also responded to Biden’s comments, promising that the agents “will pay.”
“I know that the President responded to the sentiments of the American public in response to these images and what these images imply. But what I want to say is that this investigation will be based on facts learned by investigators and the results of the investigation will be driven by these facts. That’s it,” Majorcas said.
In recent days, claims that border agents use whips against immigrants have spread. However, a photographer who witnessed the interaction between border patrol agents on horseback and immigrants, Said he had never seen them whipping anyone.
Weekly newspaper The White House has been contacted for comments.