The walkout by many Democratic lawmakers from the vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress Thursday was “a disgrace,” said Josephine Terry, mother of Brian Terry, the border agent whose death was connected to the Fast and Furious operation.
That program allowed U.S. weapons to go to Mexican criminals with the idea that the guns could then be traced to Mexican drug kingpins. Instead, some of the armaments were found at the site of Terry’s death.
The House voted to hold Holder in contempt Thursday because of the Justice Department’s refusal to hand over to Congress documents related to Fast and Furious. The contempt citation passed 255 to 67, and dozens of Democrats walked off the floor during the vote.
“I was like, totally shocked, but you know what? I think it was a disgrace to them and not to my son,” Josephine Terry said Thursday night on “The O’Reilly Factor,” Politico
To be sure, she told Fox News that she was happy with the vote tally. “I think what happened today was very good, and I was happy about it. I think it’s a step forward to get justice for my son,” Terry said.
She was undoubtedly happy to see that 17 Democrats joined the Republican majority on the contempt citation.
Bob Heyer, Brian Terry’s cousin who chairs the Brian Terry Foundation, said, “Our only desire . . . is to get answers: the truth and justice for Brian. We’ve thought quite a bit — is this just arrogance or is it incompetence?”
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