Brian Terry’s Parents Speak Out against President Obama and Eric Holder

Hat Tip to Fox News Sean Hannity for this Story

Murdered border agent Brian Terry’s parents accuse Obama officials of ‘hiding something’

The parents of murdered border agent Brian Terry  told Fox News’ Sean Hannity on Thursday that they think Attorney General Eric Holder and other Justice Department officials are “hiding something” in their response to the botched anti-gunrunning operation Fast and Furious.

The operation let illicit guns “walk” in the hope of tracking them to bigger traffickers, but many of the guns just disappeared into Mexico. Two of those guns were later found at the crime scene where Terry was killed in December 2010 just north of the border.

A House panel voted Wednesday along party lines to recommend holding Holder in contempt of Congress for not handing over a trove of documents related to Fast and Furious, and GOP leaders are considering a full House vote. President Obama has asserted executive privilege in keeping many of the documents out of public view.

Holder has not yet been formally held in contempt of Congress. The full House would still need to approve the resolution in order for that to happen –Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., suggested the vote can be avoided if the attorney general turns over more emails and memos about the Fast and Furious sting.

Holder has testified he only found out about Fast and Furious after Terry’s death, and he condemned the tactics. But GOP lawmakers have suggested top officials at the Justice Department knew more about the operation than they have said.

Terry’s parents, Kent and Josephine Terry, said they are upset that the Obama administration may be preventing them from getting the full story about how their son died.

“They’re lying. … They’re passing the buck,” Kent Terry told Hannity. “I just know that they’re hiding something big. Something happened out there.”

The interview comes a day after the Terry’s released a statement expressing disappointment with the Obama’s administration’s latest actions.

“Attorney General Eric Holder’s refusal to fully disclose the documents associated with Operation Fast and Furious and President Obama’s assertion of executive privilege serves to compound this tragedy. It denies the Terry family and the American people the truth,” they said.

President Obama’s decision to assert executive privilege over Operation Fast and Furious documents not only failed to delay contempt proceedings against Attorney General Eric Holder — it raised a whole new line of constitutional questions and challenges about the power of the presidency.

The immediate question was whether the documents contained information so damaging that the president was willing to risk the bad PR by moving to lock them down. GOP lawmakers also questioned whether Obama’s assertion was legitimate, later voting in committee that it was not appropriate in this case. And Republicans repeatedly suggested that the White House had tipped its hand, and acknowledged being involved in Fast and Furious discussions by asserting privilege over the documents in question.

The Department of Justice has adamantly defended its response. Holder said Issa, the committee chairman who has led the charge in the House for answers about Fast and Furious, rejected what he thought was “an extraordinary offer.”

Wednesday’s developments follow a flurry of activity Tuesday, as Holder tried to negotiate a way to avert the contempt proceedings. Issa had earlier indicated a willingness to postpone the vote after Holder indicated a willingness to make compromises and supply some documents in response to House Republicans’ subpoena.

Issa had demanded to see a trove of documents on the controversial Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives operation. He also wants to know who prepared a now-retracted letter from Feb. 4, 2011, in which the department claimed the U.S. did not knowingly help smuggle guns to Mexico, including those found where Terry was killed.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


23 responses to “Brian Terry’s Parents Speak Out against President Obama and Eric Holder

  1. Good Morning America and let us hope Brian Terry’s Parents get justice.


  2. Freedom, by the way

    And Americans get answers. In addition to Brian Terry, how many innocent Mexicans have been killed with guns from Fast & Furious?
    This scandal all by itself should be enough to cost Obama re-election.


  3. I think Oblamer is in this up to his eye brows….his hands are so dirty, along with many others in his admin. that he is now running out of fear of being caught…ABO/OMG


    • There is the timing aspect of all of this.
      Congress goes on recess in July.
      Next week will tell us of the contempt situation, however, this will go on until after the election.
      The stonewalling will go on believe me.
      It will be up to the next congress to finish this.


    • Couldn’t have said it better myself Ron. Obama is now acting out of desperation and this will snow ball.


  4. Let’s see it’s June, wedding season, Obama is asking you to forgo buying a wedding gift and instead donate to his campaign….HUH ?
    You can’t make this stuff up.
    Go see Drudge, middle column.
    Unbelievable !!!!!!!!!!!
    How brazen can they get ?
    Seems to be no limit.
    C’mon folks, you new couples, you don’t need kitchenware, or dishes, or any of the stuff you want.
    Just send the money to my campaign.

    These people are DESPERATE !

    I would like to hear the opinion of the ladies that read this Blog.

    Arrogance has no limits with these morons.


  5. Freedom, by the way

    Speaking of comments, Sami, I actually had a comment from someone affected by the coal mine lay-offs on the post I did. It’ll break your heart. But the silver lining is her last few sentences–she won’t be voting for Obama again.
    Wish there was a way to help these people. Getting rid of Obama is certainly one big step.


    • I replied to Misty.
      Many of these people are up against it due to the EPA regulations.
      Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and all the other coal mining states have been placed in a box.
      If Obama wins we are doomed.
      If Romney wins, the onerous EPA regulations that are strangling the coal industry have got to be eliminated.


    • Like I said before, Obama is doing all the work for us. The more he says and does the Better Romney is looking to America ;)


      • You’re right Sam.
        All Romney has to do is project HIS agenda and sit back and let Obama blather,….or is it blunder.


  6. JoeAstroTurf

    Don’t ever forget Brian Terry , Jaime Zapata and the 200 Mexicans killed by Obama’s Fast and Furious guns. Trying to get rid of the 2nd amendment is backfiring on them. We’ll be counting more dead bodies while Obama and Holder are trying to cover it up.

    Song “Arizona we’re proud of you” .


    Even though Fast and Furious Holder hasn’t read it
    If you’re an American , not Jihadi or Hamas he’ll discredit it

    The Chief Organizer may not think a hard worker like Robert Krentz a winner
    A month after he died he had a good laugh at the correspondence dinner
    He wants illegals to be able to vote some day
    If they kill American heros like Brian Terry
    I guess that’s OK

    Semper Fi Brian it’s a shame you had to fight with bean bags
    Against Obama’s Fast and Furious bullets


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