Texas Gov. Greg Abbott stated Monday that if any U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officials face "adverse action" over claims that they "whipped" Haitian migrants trying to illegally enter the United States, he would offer them jobs.
Agents on horseback were accused of whipping migrants in September, after Democratic lawmakers who saw images of the encounters misidentified the agents’ split reins and claimed that the agents were whipping people. Six months after the "whipping" narrative was debunked, the matter remains under investigation.
"If any adverse action is taken against these border patrol agents who were doing their job to secure the border then Texas will offer them a job," Abbott tweeted, adding that they "should be praised not persecuted."