Fmr Border Patrol chief accuses WH of punishing him for ‘feedback’

A former U.S. Border Patrol official has claimed he was punished for criticizing the Biden administration’s poor border policies.

Appearing on Fox News’ “The Story” on Thursday, former USBP chief Rodney Scott responded to the widely panned border photo-op that President Joe Biden participated in earlier that day.

Scott expressed hope that the Border Patrol agents Biden spoke to were honest about the problems that his administration has created with its lax border policies.

But, he cautioned, speaking up does come with risks.

Listen to part one of the whole interview below:

“I hope [the agents are] free to speak openly, but I can tell you from my experience in the Biden administration that was not the norm. If they speak freely, they’ll probably be out of a job,” he said.

“That is exactly what happened to me. I was following orders to a certain extent. But I gave feedback, and I told them where I thought things were going to go wrong – and they did not listen to any of the advice we gave them whatsoever,” he added.

According to Scott, he was eventually “reassigned” but opted to instead retire so that he could speak out publicly about the crisis.

Listen to part two of the interview below:

During another part of the interview, Scott joined other critics in accusing the president of participating in a PR photo-op instead of going to the border to genuinely seek solutions.

“[I]t’s for the cameras. I hate to get political, but I believe the reason that the Biden administration is down there is if he got that briefing in the White House, there’d be no cameras. There’d be no show,” he said.

“But they know what it takes to secure the border. We handed them the most secure border in the history of the United States and a roadmap to keep it that way and make it even better, [yet] through 94 executive actions, President Biden completely destroyed border security,” he added.

The criticism is backed by Biden’s choice of location. He chose to hold his photo-op in Brownsville, Texas, an area that hasn’t been hit by illegal migration nearly as much as Eagle Pass, the location former President Donald Trump chose for his own Thursday border visit.

During Trump’s visit, Border Patrol Union president Brandon Judd slammed President Biden.

“My agents, they’re mad as hell that President Biden went to Brownsville, Texas rather than coming to Eagle Pass, Texas, which has been the epicenter,” he said.


Dovetailing back to Scott’s Fox News interview, he also, while addressing the president’s decision to visit Brownsville instead of Eagle Pass, took a stab at the allegedly “bipartisan” border bill Biden wants passed.

“They don’t want big groups of illegal aliens in the background. They wanted to go to someplace slower,” he said, adding that there’s also an “unseen aspect” in the city because of the presence of NGOs designed to facilitate more illegal migration.

“One of the problems with the Senate bill that no one’s talking about is it had $1.4 billion more for those NGOs,” he added.

This, among other reasons, is why congressional Republicans have been pushing their own bill, H.R. 2, that would do far, far, far more to secure the border.

Unlike the “bipartisan” bill, many feel H.R. 2 would actually resolve the border crisis by purging the workforce of illegal alien migrants, tightening asylum eligibility requirements, building additional border fortifications, and much, much more.

The president for his part just recently admitted there’s a crisis at the border. Asked in January whether there was a crisis at the border, he replied with a “no.”

“No, but I have been pushing them — my Republican colleagues since they got in office. I think we have to make major changes to the border,” he said without specifying what sort of changes he meant.

Democrats have thus far pushed for changes that’d do little to stymie the flow of illegal alien migrants into the U.S. Instead their proposals would just make it easier/faster to process more illegally into the United States.

Vivek Saxena


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