It's horrible what you saw. To see people like they did, with horses, running them over, people being strapped, it's outrageous. I promise you: those people will pay ... There is an investigation underway right now and there will be consequences. — President Joe Biden
It's horrible what you saw. To see people like they did, with horses, running them over, people being strapped, it's outrageous. I promise you: those people will pay ... There is an investigation underway right now and there will be consequences. — President Joe Biden

Human beings should not be treated that way, ... that kind of behavior has been used against the indigenous people in our country, has been used against African Americans during times of slavery. — Vice President Kamala Harris
Human beings should not be treated that way, ... that kind of behavior has been used against the indigenous people in our country, has been used against African Americans during times of slavery. — Vice President Kamala Harris

Biden harshly condemns horseback wrangling images from border
"It's horrible what you saw. To see people like they did, with horses, running them over, people being strapped, it's outrageous," Biden said at the White House.

The President said: "I promise you: those people will pay... There is an investigation underway right now and there will be consequences."


"It's an embarrassment," Biden added. "It's beyond an embarrassment. It's dangerous, it's wrong. It sends the wrong message around the world. It send the wrong message at home. It's simply not who we are."

An investigation was launched after video of Border Patrol agents on horse patrol aggressively confronting migrants surfaced earlier this week. Several top administration officials and congressional Democrats have expressed outrage over the images which appear to show law enforcement officers on horseback, including authorities swinging long reins near migrants who crossed the border near Del Rio.

The Department of Homeland Security has temporarily suspended the use of horse patrol.

Asked whether he took responsibility for what happened at the border, Biden said he did.

"Of course I take responsibly," Biden said. "I'm President."

Harris also expressed horror at the images and drew comparisons to slavery.

"I was outraged by it, it was horrible and deeply troubling," she said during an appearance on "The View" on Friday, adding that she fully supports an investigation into the matter.

"Human beings should not be treated that way, and as we all know, it also evokes images of some of the worst moments of our history, where that kind of behavior has been used against the indigenous people in our country, has been used against African Americans during times of slavery," Harris said.
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