Will Brian Terry's family get justice for their son?
Exclusive: Parents of slain Border Patrol agent speak out
- Duration 9:15
- Date Jun 21, 2012
Exclusive: Parents of slain Border Patrol agent speak out
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And tonight in a candidate solicit for the very first time the parents of slain Border Patrol agent Brian Terry are appearing together for an interview.
Now Josephine -- -- Terry know all too well the deadly ramifications of the fast and furious program.
And like any parent would they want those responsible for authorizing this reckless scheme to be brought to justice.
But time after time they have been met with nothing but obstruction by the White House.
And since the -- family is not received answers from President Obama -- the attorney general Eric Holder today they are launching the Bryan Terry foundation.
To honor their fallen son and to bring public awareness to this deadly and flawed program.
And joining me now in -- Hannity exclusive are the parents -- Border Patrol agent.
Brian Terry -- Safina -- Terry.
Thank you both for being here.
And I know this has got to be very hard on both of you hear your son.
Is out protecting our borders and our country.
He loses his life so.
I know I speak for a lot of Americans and and Europe both and our hearts and our and our thoughts and our prayers thank you thank you both being here.
Thank you -- here.
Let me start mr.
Ken let me ask you when you heard that the government provided the weaponry to the cartels.
And criminals and drug dealers.
The very guns that were used to kill your son.
What was your reaction.
I was very furious.
-- it and then you just drips.
I didn't believe it.
I thought I was -- -- there wasn't real.
It is almost too -- too much of the believe president go ahead.
That's what it's a bad -- let -- -- wake up.
It was like they weren't there where the town of something that we -- -- I would like.
It was a fog.
You -- watching what's been going on you watch congressional hearings -- blemish remind.
Our audience and then remind you got congressman Darrell -- are questioning Eric Holder on the issue of your son and and the loss of your son.
We play this for you.
Who exactly was involved with -- level of knowledge was -- who should be held accountable.
If in fact the there were mistakes that were made -- with the inspector general be looking at what am I gonna tell agent Terry's mother about how he died at the hand of a gun.
That was videotaped as it was sold to a straw purchaser fully expecting it to end up in the hands of drug cartels.
Well you know he -- what we'll have to see exactly what happened with regard to the the guns that are at issue there.
-- certainly regret what happened to agent Brian Terry.
Tom I can only imagine the pain that his family has had to to deal with in particular his mother and the father of three children -- -- we are.
Not programs are very far apart -- Mr.
most of the Terry your reaction of that.
I don't go to my -- -- -- before me.
The it's very hard you know just just having.
Out of the -- -- I was just flabbergasted because I think that.
All of this was.
Usually it's this should never happened.
What do what do what do you think I understand there was a moment when when the attorney general was confronted.
On whether or not he had contacted do you both of you.
About the loss of your sons of guns provided by our government.
And it before you even got the apology I understand it it was leaked to the press.
-- was -- kind of embarrassed and I congressional hearing because nobody is I understood it up to that point of contact did you is that true.
-- -- -- So so how did you find out about that the attorney general finally apologized after congress kind of embarrass them into it just -- -- Cooper a letter letter after employers.
Made public -- -- and the media.
As President Obama ever reached -- team.
At the funeral he told us he he didn't call that the funeral home.
That's zero -- you couldn't understand what you're saying I couldn't -- -- now -- -- and.
We didn't know anything about the guy who got -- -- and cheers and often about debt and debt card.
Right so the president -- that you we watch does not go on for over eighteen months.
And the president then decides to invoke executive privilege at the eleventh hour on on the eve of of the attorney general being held in contempt.
I have no doubt the White House is watching both of you tonight what what would you like to say to the president and the attorney general of the United States.
I probably couldn't share on camera.
About my decision -- -- So you that is out of -- in north.
I I think that.
And she did this and then I think that there's something.
There's something that they don't want us to know -- something to -- You know Leo I saw that there aren't some could be especially they're relying on hardware.
They think they're flying around on me caller the big time.
Big time to pass and a -- In other words -- -- you believe in that regard but.
-- We'll address now you said they were lying and hiding something I didn't want -- Northcutt.
That's how I feel.
I got to do a good until and then.
Yeah I just know that are high and some -- And maybe some -- I don't care.
-- or worse what we're do we -- Because I'm wasn't -- -- Saturday night.
-- the the well let me just play for you something and I don't know I don't know what to make of this except the president was asked about this now we know Eric Holder knew about -- much earlier than he first testified before congress.
So -- -- truthful.
I mean -- at some point -- admit to this seven months later.
But why didn't play the president President Obama.
And when he said he neither he nor holder knew anything about this program and get your reaction to this tape.
A Mexican government and pleased that they were not informed a lot of fasten your corporation.
You all right -- permission -- was president of the room from pretty foreign car.
Well first of all I did not authorize -- Eric Holder be attorney general did not authorize it what he's done is he's assigned to -- and -- inspector general.
To investigate what exactly happened here -- for a -- we don't have all the facts that's wired.
The ideas and business to collect -- He's the president of the United States says he didn't authorize it Mississippi attorney general didn't authorize it.
I would imagine as parents of a loss on that you want to know.
-- the -- then in fact authorize.
Selling guns to kidnappers drug dealers and drug cartels.
Weapons that ultimately we used to kill your son another agent and involved and other crimes.
Well you know.
Eric Holder has been before.
Congress somebody kindness.
And the first couple times you can -- There's there's something and then again that's not not being stabbed.
And after a while when you feel like -- TV through the front window.
Because you get tired of hearing that constantly.
Lies that you know they -- -- Mean let me play -- Jay Carney today actually said that Darrell ice up.
And the Republicans that this is a fishing expedition.
This -- to score political points in an election year.
What do you make of the fact that there they're trying to turn this around.
Because we have that even these guns and ended up on a lot of crime scenes your son is lost and they're saying this is a fishing expedition.
-- any message to the White House yeah.
Well on the S.
Assertion or -- And also want to ask the people -- -- -- -- Murder -- same -- to -- my son.
And I and I think that.
They're bringing all this up because they want to put fast and furious on the back burner until the election is over do it through.
You know Margaret.
You know I wonder if -- an erupting.
God forbid if this is any parent they have a right to know how -- our governor and provide the weapons to known criminals and killers.
That end up killing heroes like you -- on this is -- -- that this is not politics this is -- human basic human decency in my mind.
I know this very difficult for you laden both of you I am glad that you are outspoken and I do believe we have a right to accountability in.
From a public servants.
And I know I speak for many Americans and -- express our deep sympathy and -- sorrow over the loss of your son.
He was a true great American hero thank you both for being with us --