Family of slain border agent want answers
More 'Fast and Furious' questions
- Duration 4:47
- Date Jul 1, 2012
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And out of the new -- -- of their operation fast and furious.
The Department of Justice will not -- attorney general -- colder after a house vote held him in contempt of congress.
That's been standard procedure in previous administrations when it comes to such contempt findings.
-- -- -- border agent Brian Terry's family now looking for answers.
He's the scene of his murder and gun was found that they say was linked to the government's -- running staying.
It ended up arming Mexican drug criminals.
Robert hire as their chairman of the foundation is also -- cousin and joins us now from San Diego Robert thank you for joining us this morning.
Good morning -- in fact two weapons found at the murder scene were linked to operation fast and furious and those two AK forty sevens.
They were AK 47 variance some of the most dangerous weapons.
Military grade weapons that exist today and what do you think they came from.
Well that's what we're trying to figure out -- that's that the purpose of our inquiry.
And why we have become so vocal it's been eighteen months since Brian -- that has been murdered.
And we still don't have answers we know that those weapons were traced to -- operation fast and furious.
But we don't know.
Who authorized the program.
And nobody has been held accountable and what do you think of the administration's executive privilege of what happened with attorney general Eric Holder I mean what do you think.
Could be -- these sealed documents.
That's what we're trying to find out we're trying to find the truth we're trying to find justice for Bryant he held at the -- family.
Took no pleasure.
We've seen that contempt vote.
And we were further insulted.
By all -- leave those Democrat house members that walked off the senate floor.
The house floor.
It was political theater.
And once again in indignity to Brian's memory.
Well you know what they say I mean attorney general.
Other Democrats have caught in -- partisan witch hunt in those Democrats who -- -- that Nancy Pelosi walking down the steps walking out of the vote.
I mean in your view it sounds like you're saying there were walking out on your cousin.
You know we were so disappointed.
The contempt vote never had to occur.
Those documents could have been provided to congressional investigators in some manner.
The truth it lies in those documents.
And we are frustrated it's been one roadblock after another.
You know it Brian and his family.
Grew up in the Detroit area.
Congressman dingle who has been very supportive of the Border Patrol.
And a strong advocate for law enforcement.
Unfortunately let the -- family down when he walked out hand in hand with Nancy Pelosi and others.
Aspect of that word that there were a handful.
That decided to stand their ground stay in chambers.
And vote on the issue.
One of those individuals was the brand new congressman from Tucson Ron barber.
And on the day of the vote.
Congressman barber reached out to the -- family.
To explain how he was going to vote and although he he said I'm not going to vote for criminal contempt.
I will vote for civil contempt because I believe.
You deserve the truth -- -- family deserves the truth and we respect that.
While this process -- -- and we all that one day you'll get the truth.
You have a foundation Terry's.
The foundation for him.
What is that doing what is the ball.
The Bryan Terry foundation has been established to.
Honor the memory Brian his life and his legacy.
We're looking to do good things in pattern this similar to the Pat Tillman foundation.
And -- we look to keep that the public educated on the investigation.
And also we it would encourage it.
You're with your viewers to go to honor Brian Terry dot com.
And we have a petition there that is that never again petition.
And we I would hope that your viewers will go sign the petition so that an operation like fast and furious will never occur again.
Robert hire our sympathies.
And condolences continue to go out to you and your family and made -- always be remembered and they have not died in -- and I certainly hope he gets the answers to -- before thank you thank you for -- thank you.