The President of the National Border Patrol Council, Brandon Judd, told Fox News on Thursday that he would arrest Joe Biden for “aiding and abetting” if he wasn’t president.
Judd told Fox News host Sean Hannity that he’s been patrolling the borders since Bill Clinton was president, and of all the border policies he’s worked under, President Donald Trump’s “were by far the best,” but President Joe Biden “completely and totally dismantled all of those policies.”
“And when you look at our Border Patrol agents, when they are sent down there to that job, and by the way, Mayorkas was down on the border, and he saw the horses, he knew the horses were out there, and now he’s making, doing a 180,” Judd added.
“But when our agents are out there trying to patrol the border, do their job to the best of their ability, then they’re vilified by the president,” he continued. “You know, we feel like why even go out there and do it? Why put on that uniform? Why care about the American public? That’s why we do it; we put on that uniform, because we care about the American public; we want to go out there and we want to protect them. And Joe Biden is trying to break that down.”
Judd later said, “If President Biden wasn’t the president right now, I would arrest him for aiding and abetting.”
On Thursday, the Biden administration announced that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will no longer use horses during border patrol operations after a number of reports mistakenly identified horse reins as whips earlier this week.
Several images showing horseback agents chasing down fleeing illegal Haitian immigrants circulated online this week, prompting claims that immigrants were being whipped. Despite those reports being debunked and corrected, White House Press Secretary Psaki said the DHS has launched an investigation into the claims.
Fox News correspondent Bill Melugin, who has been reporting from the border for months, called the debunked reports that border agents were whipping Haitians “blatantly false.”
“The narrative out there right now is that these horseback agents were whipping migrants and that is just blatantly false. First off, these agents don’t have whips. What was seen in those photos is they have what are called split reins. They are long. They are used to control the horse. They’ve got a lot of slack to them,” Melugin reported.
“Nobody was whipped. No migrants were whipped. It was just them using the horses as a physical tool to force those people back into the water,” Melugin continued. “But the agents are very frustrated by the narrative out there.”