Following a disgusting performance by Eric Holder Tuesday, the furious parents of slain Border Agent Brian Terry is speaking out and demanding answers. Don’t expect much coverage of this since the media is more obsessed with Herman Cain’s alleged sexual harassment.
A Senate committee investigating the so-called “gunwalking” scandal spent hours Tuesday questioning Attorney General Eric Holder, who testified that “Operation Fast and Furious,” which has been tied to the murder of a U.S. Border Patrol agent, should never happen again.
Agent Brian Terry was gunned down in Arizona near the Mexican border 11 months ago. Two assault rifles that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) allegedly let walk into the hands of Mexican drug cartels in “Fast and Furious” were found at the scene.
CBS News investigative correspondent Sharyl Attkisson, who broke this story, has spoken exclusively with the agent’s family. Terry’s family told Attkisson they still have few details about the true circumstances of his death. They watched the Senate hearing, hoping to find some answers.
At the session, Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) asked Holder if he would “like to apologize today for this program that went so wrong, that took the life of a United States law enforcement agent.”
Holder said, “I certainly regret what happened to agent Brian Terry. It is not fair, however, to assume that the mistakes that happened in ‘Fast and Furious’ directly led to the death of agent Terry.”
Brian Terry’s father, Kent, and his mother, Josie, shared their thoughts on the testimony with Attkisson.
Josie Terry said of Holder, “I thought he was very evasive. I thought that this was his second time around, and I still didn’t get anything out of it — at all. Seems like all the questions that he was asked, he was evading or throwing someone else underneath the bus.”
Kent Terry added, “We’ve heard five different stories, and every time we hear (a new) one, (it) is different. We never got a straight answer.”
They sure didn’t get one from Eric Holder. Not even an apology for his incompetence. Watch the report from Sharyl Attkisson. Just imagine how much airtime these folks would be getting if the Bush Administration had bungled something like this.