Agent Brian Terry shot one-year ago today...still few answers Print
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Monday, 19 December 2011 16:06

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley today released the following statement on the one-year anniversary of the shooting of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.  Agent Terry later died from the gunshot.  Guns found at the scene of the crime were part of an illegal gunwalking program initiated by the federal government called Fast and Furious.  Grassley has been investigating the program for nearly one year after courageous whistleblowers came forward to reveal the disastrous strategy.  Grassley has three goals in his investigation: First to get answers for the Terry family who have been left in the dark since the murder, second, to find the highest ranking official in the federal government who authorized the program and hold that person accountable, and third, to ensure a program like Fast and Furious never happens again.

Here is Grassley’s comment.

“One year ago today U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was shot in a gun fight along the U.S.-Mexico border.  Since his death, Agent Terry’s family has tried to get information from the administration, but the Departments of Homeland Security and Justice have failed to adequately explain to them how our government allowed guns to fall into the hands of drug cartels.  Since last January when courageous whistleblowers came forward and alerted me to the disastrous policy, known as Fast and Furious, I’ve worked to help get that information for the Terry family.  But, the administration has stonewalled and slow-walked any efforts Chairman Issa and I have made to pry information out of the Justice Department.  We’ll get to the bottom of what led to that sad day one year ago when one of our own was killed because of an ill-advised gunwalking policy concocted by the federal government.  The Terry family deserves no less than a full accounting of how this all happened sooner rather than later.”