Border Patrol’s incoming chief was additionally a member of racist and violent Fb group

In a letter to appearing Customs and Border Safety commissioner Mark Morgan, Home Homeland Safety Committee chair Bennie Thompson writes that “In line with media experiences, Mr. Scott engaged with not less than one social media web site—the Fb group ‘I’m 10-15’—by which CBP personnel communicated vulgar and discriminatory feedback,” as reported by The Intercept in July.

“I wish to perceive the extent to which Customs and Border Safety (CBP) reviewed and assessed Mr. Scott’s engagement with social media websites,” he continued within the letter, “by which personnel from CBP engaged in racist and hateful dialogue concerning immigrants and members of Congress previous to his choice to guide the U.S. Border Patrol.”

Final summer season, ProPublica reported on the existence of this group the place members, together with as many as 70 brokers, shared racist and violent content material, together with posts mocking the loss of life of 16-year-old Carlos Gregorio Hernández Vásquez whereas in Border Patrol custody, and shared a faked picture of Donald Trump sexually assaulting Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Provost denied to Congress realizing that this racist and violent Fb group was in actual fact racist and violent, saying “I didn’t assume something of it on the time.” Now out of the company a number of months later, Provost penned a CNN op-ed as kind of a public farewell the place she urged “all of us, as a nation, to renew civil debate” on immigration. Too unhealthy that doesn’t lengthen to her soon-to-be former workers, although. 

It’s unclear if Scott himself shared any of the content material from this web site, however what’s clear sufficient is that he was a member of it—and what’s additionally clear is that we preserve getting requested to belief an company that doesn’t should get trusted.

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