WATCH: Reverend Al Sharpton Shouted Down at Del Rio Border
DEL RIO, TX — The Reverend Al Sharpton came to Del Rio to denounce the treatment of Haitian asylum seekers who illegally crossed into Texas from Mexico near the Del Rio International Bridge. But before Sharpton could speak he was shouted down by at least two in the audience of news media reporters.
The video footage was taken on a camera phone by Joel Langton who is the publisher of the Del Rio online and print news publication called 830times.com.
As soon as Sharpton disembarked from his Suburban vehicle he was met with hostile questions. “Mr. Sharpton, why have you not been an advocate for the kids who are being trafficked at the border right now. All the kids that are being brought over have been drugged or sedated coming into the country,” one man describing himself as a first generation latino and a news source called “Border Report News.” Sharpton was asked why he was a racist, as well.
"Nobody wants you in Texas! Get out with your racism! This is a loving community. Get out of Texas!" screamed some in the media crowd. "Our border patrol agents are heroes," came the shouts. Today, the White House announced that the CBP horse patrols must dismount.
As Sharpton attempted to make his case for why he was there to “inspect” the border on the west side of the Del Rio International Bridge, another reporter from Real American Voices also heckled Sharpton, drowning out Sharpton’s remarks.
Langton said he did not hear anything Sharpton had to say. He added that he hasn’t seen anything about what Sharpton said at the border online since. Sharpton stopped to speak with reporters after he and his entourage were given a brief tour of the encampment underneath the international bridge.
Near the end of the video, the Border Report News correspondent almost gets into a physical altercation with one of Sharpton’s body guards. Langton said after Sharpton departed the border, he hopped on a private jet and left Del Rio. Watch the video above.