Slain Border Patrol Agent's Brother Pleads for Trump, Sessions to Reopen 'Fast and Furious' Case
The brother of a murdered Border Patrol agent is calling on President Donald Trump to keep a promise he made on the campaign trail and reopen the "Fast and Furious" case.
Brian Terry was killed in 2010 by an illegal immigrant with a weapon used in the botched "gun-walking" program Operation Fast and Furious.
His brother, Kent Terry, tweeted at Trump on Saturday, asking him to "reopen the books" and get to the bottom of the scandal that cost his brother his life.
#FastAndFurious @realDonaldTrump Sir it's been 7 yrs .my family ask you reopen Obama's gun scandal that cost my brother his life..I talk to you back on the campaign trail here in Michigan and you offered to reopen the books into this senseless scandal .thank you.God bless
— Kent terry (@terry_superman) March 3, 2018
"We need to find out the truth, exactly what happened, how it happened, why it happened. We need Mr. Trump, President Trump, to unseal the documents, reverse executive privilege so that we know what happened, and that we can hold the people accountable that are responsible," Terry said on "Fox & Friends" Tuesday.
He said people at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Justice Department need to be held accountable for the government-approved operation that allowed thousands of guns to pour into Mexico.
"Everybody's still actively working, nobody’s been punished, maybe just a slap on the hand, and that’s about it," Terry said. "There needs to be justice for my brother. He deserves it. He spent 22 years serving his country as a law enforcement officer, a Marine, and that’s what he deserves."
He said he never believed President Obama's Attorney General Eric Holder when he said that those responsible for his brother's death will be held accountable, but he's hopeful that Trump will help his family get the answers they've been seeking.
"When I met Mr. Trump back on the campaign trail, he was very apologetic for the actions that the previous administration did," Terry said. "He was very sincere about getting answers. He said it was shameful and that I think Mr. Sessions should step up and reopen the case, re-investigate it and hold those accountable."
Watch the full interview above, and see Jason Chaffetz react below.