During a bizarre episode of ABC’s The View, Vice President Kamala Harris doubled down on the left’s suspect narrative in which they continue to accuse Border Patrol agents on horseback of unduly aggressive interactions with Haitian migrants at the southern border, saying that images of the encounters bring to mind “times of slavery,” as Fox News reports.
In the wake of a firestorm that erupted when images of a border officer attempting to stop an illegal crossing into Del Rio, Texas were erroneously said by many in the mainstream media to show the use of a whip, Harris did not hesitate to join with fellow Democrats who seized the opportunity to level a broader critique of efforts to enforce the country’s immigration laws.
“Human beings should not be treated that way. It also invoked imagines of some of the worst moments of our history, where that kind of behavior has been used against the Indigenous people of our country, it has been used against African Americans during times of slavery,” Harris opined.
Those remarks were philosophically in keeping with the opinion expressed by far-left Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), who tweeted in regard to the viral images, “This is so sick and [Customs and Border Patrol] will continue to commit human rights abuses if we don’t stop it now,” continuing, “Cracking a f****** whip on Haitians feeling hardship shows you that this system simply can’t be reformed.”
While Harris herself did not reference the claims that agents used whips on migrants, she labeled the entire episode “horrible and deeply troubling,” saying that she also is in favor of an investigation into what occurred.
The vice president did not have a problem jumping on the anti-Border Patrol bandwagon, despite the fact that Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas pushed back against the whip allegations, and the photographer who snapped the images at issue denied seeing any such conduct, as Fox News reported separately.
President Joe Biden was also apparently unbothered by the facts, saying on Friday, “To see people treated like they did, horses barely running over, people being strapped – it’s outrageous,” adding, “I promise you, those people will pay. There will be an investigation underway now and there will be consequences. There will be consequences.”
Harris’ latest foray into false narratives and political pandering took place during an especially fraught taping of The View in which her appearance was delayed and moved to a separate room in the studio facility after two of the show’s co-hosts – Ana Navarro and Sunny Hostin – tested positive for COVID-19 despite being vaccinated, as ABC News noted.
As a result of the unexpected coronavirus news on set, Harris’ interview – which was slated to be lengthy and far-reaching – came in at under 10 minutes in length, something for which the vice president was likely quite grateful, given her heavy-handed efforts to stay in the shadows amid the administration’s many deepening crises.