The GOP is renewing calls for Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to resign following a bombshell Haitian migrants whipping report.
"The whipping narrative derived from a misinterpretation of the photos," reported JustTheNews.
The bombshell report indicated that Mayorkas had been made aware that border agents did not whip Haitian migrants before he publicly condemned their actions on the basis of a false narrative.
"Our nation saw horrifying images that do not reflect who we are. We know that those images painfully conjured up the worst elements of our nation's ongoing battle against systemic racism," Mayorkas said when asked about the matter.
"The images horrified us in terms of what they suggest and what they conjure up," Mayorkas added.
"Hours prior, however, Mayorkas reportedly received an email from Assistant Secretary of DHS Public Affairs Maria Espinosa that included a news article revealed that the photographer who captured the viral images denied having seen any instances of whipping," reported JustTheNews.
"The whipping narrative derived from a misinterpretation of the photos, which showed the mounted agents using split reins to direct their horses. A federal investigation later found no evidence whipping occurred during the incident," according to JustTheNews.
"If reports are true, then Secretary Mayorkas should resign," said Republican Senator Thom Tillis of North Carolina.
"This is a failure of leadership and a complete betrayal of the hardworking Border Patrol agents who have been doing their best to maintain some control of the border in midst of this administration’s failed policies," Tillis added.
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