April Ryan, the White House correspondent for theGrio, was shut down by Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas after she was caught trying to spread lies about the border.
Ryan pushed the false claim that migrants were whipped by Border Patrol agents under President Donald Trump’s administration.
“The southern border is not just Mexicans, it’s Haitians, its Africans,” Ryan said.
“Especially as we saw with that issue with the Haitians being whipped with the reins on the horses.”
Mayorkas then interrupted Ryan to correctly point out that those claims were proved to be false following an investigation.
“Let me just correct you right there because, actually, the investigation concluded that the whipping did not occur,” Mayorkas told Ryan.
But Ryan ignored Mayorkas and continued to blatantly lie causing many Americans to wonder why she still has a press pass.
“I’m sorry, I saw it differently,” Ryan said.
“They were whipped with something from the horse, reins from the horse, maybe the video or the picture was fixed but what I saw was totally different.”
“I’m going to leave you as corrected,” Mayorkas fired back.
Mayorkas acknowledges that “whip-gate” was a hoax, but refuses to apologize. pic.twitter.com/afcCOXopEt
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) May 11, 2023
Chad Gilmartin, Deputy Spox for House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said:
“It’s just you.
“DHS’ Office of Professional Responsibility found NO EVIDENCE Border Patrol agents involved in this incident struck anyone with their reins intentionally or otherwise—CBP Commissioner Chris Magnus.”
It’s just you.
“[DHS’ Office of Professional Responsibility] found NO EVIDENCE Border Patrol agents involved in this incident struck anyone with their reins intentionally or otherwise.”
—CBP Commissioner Chris Magnus
— Chad Gilmartin (@ChadGilmartinCA) May 11, 2023
But Ryan continued to scandalously spread her lie on social media where she got fact-checked by Twitter’s Community Notes.
Maybe its just me but! pic.twitter.com/mfgkxc5i3f
— AprilDRyan (@AprilDRyan) May 11, 2023
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