Biden told reporters at the White House on Friday. “There will be consequences. It’s an embarrassment. But beyond an embarrassment, it’s dangerous. It’s wrong.”
- The agents on horseback seen chasing Haitian migrants who had illegally crossed the U.S.-Mexico border near Del Rio, Texas, have been placed on leave. Immigrant advocates were initially angered by allegations the agents had whipped migrants with their horses’ reins, but their criticism has now turned to perceived differences between how Haitian and Latino migrants are treated.
- Under pressure, the Department of Homeland Security is investigating the horseback incidents. That is despite Paul Ratje, the photographer who took the images, contending the whipping accusations had been “misconstrued.”
- Biden spoke with reporters after lauding the White House’s booster COVID-19 vaccine shot plan. The plan had been delayed until the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved additional Pfizer-BioNTech doses for older people who live in nursing homes or are immunocompromised and had received their first jab six months ago.
- The president said he would get his shot as soon as possible.