Statement: Brian Terry Family Reacts to Holder Contempt Vote in Congress
Below is the statement from Brian Terry's family after the House voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for refusing to release documents in the 'Fast and Furious' investigation.
Phoenix, AZ – Robert Heyer, Chairman of the Brian Terry Foundation (www.HonorBrianTerry.com) and cousin to slain Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, today reacted to the news that the U.S. House voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt. Nearly 18 months ago, Brian Terry was killed at the hands of Mexican drug cartel bandits armed by a failed gun trafficking investigation known as Operation Fast and Furious.
“The Terry family takes no pleasure in the contempt vote against Attorney General Eric Holder,” said Heyer. “Such a vote should not have been necessary. The Justice department should have released the documents related to Fast and Furious months ago.
“Eric Holder’s refusal to do so and President Obama’s assertion of executive privilege have stood in the way of justice and the answers we seek into the death of fallen Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.
“Given the Obama Administration’s steadfast refusal to level with the American people, Congress was left with no choice but to vote Mr. Holder in contempt.”