Biden Administration Uninvited Cops Who Responded to Uvalde School Shooting
Retracted invitations due to 'space'
Many of the Border Patrol agents and other law enforcement officers who responded to the Robb Elementary School shooting have been uninvited from a meeting with Joe Biden, according to reports.
Despite the event being planned for a large open-space facility, Biden administration officials cited space as a reason for the retracted invitations.
Law Enforcement officers who responded to the Uvalde school shooting at Robb Elementary School received an invitation to meet with Biden during his planned visit to Uvalde.
But according to a senior Customs and Border Protection source, the officers received the invitation late last week.
Many had accepted and were scheduled to attend the private address from Biden.
Most are now being informed they are no longer invited.
As Brietbart reported:
The meeting, specifically to address the law enforcement officers who responded to the shooting, is part of President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden’s visit to Uvalde to address the families of the victims of last week’s school shooting at Robb Elementary.
Although the meeting is planned at a location that can accommodate hundreds, more than 90% of the Border Patrol agents who were invited are now being told time and space are limited, and they cannot attend.
More than 80 Border Patrol agents, including several members of the Border Patrol’s BORTAC special response team involved in the response to the school shooting, received the invitation.
Late Saturday evening, the Border Patrol was notified the President could only meet with 7 of the more than 80 agents who responded to the shooting.
In addition to 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 source says the limitations likely apply to other large law enforcement agencies such as the Texas Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol which participated in the active shooter response as well.
The source says deciding which officers will be allowed to attend on such short notice will be difficult.
“These agents are still traumatized by the incident; the venue is large, and they are not going to buy this excuse,” the source told Breitbart.
The source says mid-level managers from the Border Patrol were tasked to decide who will attend and feels those left out will 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.