After an investigation concluded that border patrol agents did not whip migrants or do anything wrong during a confrontation last year, Fox News reporter Peter Doocy asked White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki when Joe Biden intends to apologise for saying he would make them “pay”.
Doocy said “We’ve been told that the mounted Border Patrol officers the President accused of whipping migrants had been notified they will not face criminal charges,” asking Psaki “So when is the President going to apologize to them?”
Completely brushing off the question, Psaki replied “There is a process and an investigation that’s gone through the Department of Homeland Security. I don’t have any update on that.”
Doocy tried to hammer home the point, asserting “The President said that they were whipping people, which would be a criminal offense and they’ve been told they’re not going to be criminally charged.”
Psaki again repeated the same brush off, noting “And there was an investigation into that, and I’ll let the Department of Homeland Security announce any conclusion of that investigation.”
Doocy continued, “You accused these officers of brutal and inappropriate measures now that they’ve been told they will not be criminally charged. Will you apologize?”
Psaki again retreated, stating “And Peter, there was an investigation into their behavior so that investigation is playing out. Whenever there, it’s going to be announced the Department of Homeland Security will announce that and I’m sure we’ll have a comment on it after that.”