Fox News reporter Bill Melugin made damning observations on Wednesday about President Joe Biden’s callous attitude regarding the border crisis.
“An observation on sinking Border Patrol morale,” Melugin wrote on Twitter. “One day after President says the border isn’t important enough to visit, a BP agent dies in line of duty. I have not seen any reaction from the White House re: his death.
“WH also never apologized for pushing false ‘whip’ claims,” he noted.
On Tuesday, Biden flew to Arizona to celebrate the CHIPS and Science Act. Before his departure, he was asked why his trip to Arizona would exclude visiting the border, where a migrant crisis remains ongoing.
“There are more important things going on,” Biden responded.
Tragically, one day later, a Border Patrol agent died after crashing his ATV when attempting to intercept migrants. The incident occurred in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas, the epicenter of the border crisis, early Wednesday morning.
“A Border Patrol agent assigned to the McAllen Station patrolling the international boundary on an all-terrain vehicle was tracking a group of subjects that illegally crossed the border when he was involved in an accident near Mission, Texas,” Customs and Border Protection explained in a statement.
“He was found unresponsive by fellow agents, who immediately initiated life-saving efforts and requested EMS,” the statement added.
The agent was then transported to a local hospital, where he passed away.
The White House, however, did not release a statement acknowledging the Border Patrol agent’s untimely death, nor did White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre address the incident at Wednesday’s press briefing.
Not only are Border Patrol agents endangered by migrants illegally entering the U.S., but the agency is currently experiencing an epidemic of suicides among agents on the front lines of the crisis.
What about the ‘whip’ claims?
The investigation into the incident in which mounted Border Patrol agents were falsely accused of “whipping” Haitian migrants apparently remains ongoing.
The CBP Office of Professional Responsibility released a report in July confirming that Border Patrol agents did not “whip” Haitian migrants.
CBP said, however, the investigation discovered “failures at multiple levels of the agency, a lack of appropriate policies and training, and unprofessional and dangerous behavior by several individual agents.”