Texas Gov. Abbott extends generous offer to Border Patrol agents who could be punished by Biden administration

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Sunday that he would hire any Border Patrol agent punished by the Biden administration over the controversy involving mounted agents and Haitian migrants last week.

Biden promised on Friday that mounted Border Patrol agents "will pay" over the debunked claim that agents used whips, ropes, or lassos to abuse Haitian migrants in Del Rio, Texas.

Biden's comment came after the photographer who snapped the infamous images of the mounted Border Patrol agents spoke out, saying he did not witness what Democrats and the media claimed.

Speaking on "Fox News Sunday," Abbott promised to hire any Border Patrol agent punished by the Biden administration.

"What the president said — going after the Border Patrol, who were risking their lives and working so hard to try to secure the border — if he takes any action against them whatsoever, I have worked side by side with those Border Patrol agents," Abbott began. "I want them to know something: iIf they are at risk of losing their job at a president who is abandoning his duty to secure the border, you have a job in the state of Texas."

"I will hire you to help Texas secure our border," the Republican governor promised.

Abbott, who characterized Biden as having "scapegoated" the Border Patrol, said Border Patrol agents would not have been in that position "had the Biden administration enforced the immigration laws and secured t... (Read more)