During a press conference Wednesday near the U.S. Capitol, unhinged Rep. Maxine Waters claimed that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents’ treatment of Haitian migrants illegally crossing our southern border is “worse than what we witnessed in slavery.”
“What we witnessed takes us back hundreds of years. What we witnessed was worse than what we witnessed in slavery,” ranted Waters. “Cowboys with their reins in hand whipping black people, Haitians, into the water where they’re scrambling and falling down and all they’re trying to do is escape the violence in their country.”
Democrats have seized on the images, accusing horse-mounted CBP agents of using whips to prevent migrants from attempting to cross from Mexico into Texas — a claim agents call patently ludicrous.
“With basic knowledge and two brain cells, anyone knows those agents use split reins. They do use them as a whip, on their horses,” one agent told Fox News. “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 added.
The comparison with slavery is pure demagoguery, which is the Democrats’ default political messaging style.