Excerpted from Gateway Pundit: Gustavo Tijerina and Ismeal Hernandez Vallejo were charged with capital murder of off duty US border agent Javier Vega. Both men are in the country illegally. (KRGV)
A copy of a leaked email by an angry Border Patrol Agent obtained by The Gateway Pundit vents outrage at the Obama administration over the murder of Border Patrol Agent Javier Vega. Vega was reportedly murdered by two illegal aliens from Mexico this past Sunday in Santa Monica, Texas, a small town in a county once removed from the Mexico border on the Gulf Coast.
The email is a reaction to a statement by Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Vega’s death that was emailed to employees that failed to acknowledge Vega was murdered in a robbery by two illegal aliens. The email was forwarded by an anonymous source in Homeland Security who shares the sentiments of the agent.
While Johnson’s email was not shared, similar language was employed in a press release issued Tuesday in Johnson’s name by DHS:
“Statement by Secretary Johnson on the Death of Border Patrol Agent Javier Vega
“It was with great sadness that I learned of the death of Border Patrol Agent Javier Vega, who was killed in South Texas on Sunday evening while off-duty. Agent Vega was based at the Kingsville Station of the Rio Grande Valley sector. He was a devoted husband and father, a Marine Corps veteran, and a proud member of the United States Border Patrol. He loved his country and served as a Border Patrol Agent for more than six years. DHS continues to support the investigation into his death in close collaboration with federal, state, and local law enforcement.”
Johnson’s bureaucratic statement avoided the embarrassing-to-the-Obama-administration reality that another Border Patrol Agent was killed on its watch as a direct failure to secure the border with Mexico.