UPDATE: Biden Accused of Planning a Photo-Op with Hero Border Patrol Agents — Then Insulted Them and Took Back the Invitations
On Sunday, President Biden un-invited dozens of Customs and Border Control Agents and Police Officers involved in last week’s mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.
Dozens of Law Enforcement officers from varying agencies who responded to the Uvalde school shooting at Robb Elementary School last week received an invitation to meet with President Biden during his Sunday visit to Uvalde.
The Gateway Pundit reported earlier that several border patrol agents decided to skip the event and go home after the White House asked them to leave their weapons outside the venue.
But there is more to the story.
The group received the invitation from White House officials late last week. Officers made plans to attend the private event, which was being held at a large venue near the sight of the school massacre.
Despite the event being held in a large open formatted facility, administration officials cited space as a reason for the retracted invitations. Officers were notified late Saturday they would no longer be able to attend the event.
Randy Clark, a 32-year veteran of the United States Border Patrol, first reported the rescinded invites late Saturday via Breitbart.
Sunday’s meeting was planned to address law enforcement officers who responded to the shooting specifically. It was announced as part of President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden’s visit to Uvalde to address the families of the mass shooting victims.
According to a source connected to Clark, “These agents are still traumatized by the incident; the venue is large, and they are not going to buy this excuse.”
The same source told Clark that “Border Patrol BORTAC tactical unit members who killed the shooter after entering the classroom, others assisted with removing students and teachers from harm’s way. They also provided emergency medical attention to the survivors of the brutal attack.”
The report noted that the rescinded invitations might also have applied to other law enforcement agencies, such as the Texas Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol.
The source told Breitbart that managers from the Border Patrol were asked to decide who would attend. They noted that agents left out would assume their role in the event was unimportant. “It appears now as if this planned meeting was nothing more than a photo opportunity with the law enforcement community,” the source says.
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