In protest, dozens of Democrats walked off of the House floor during the contempt vote.| AP Photo
The mother of the U.S. Border Patrol agent whose death has been linked to the botched Fast and Furious operation called it “a disgrace” that Democratic lawmakers on Capitol Hill walked out of Thursday’s House vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress.
“I was like, totally shocked, but you know what? I think it was a disgrace to them and not to my son,” Josephine Terry, mother of Brian Terry, said Thursday night on “The O’Reilly Factor.”
In the most dramatic showdown yet, the House voted to hold Holder in contempt of Congress Thursday (6/28) over his refusal to turn over some documents in the ongoing probe of the failed gun-walking program. In a show of protest, dozens of Democrats walked off of the House floor during the vote. Brian Terry’s death has been connected to a gun that crossed the U.S.-Mexico border as a result of the Fast and Furious sting.
Josephine Terry was pleased by the House vote, telling Fox News, “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.”
Bob Heyer, Brian Terry’s cousin who chairs the Brian Terry Foundation, said his family is only interested in getting to the bottom of what happened in his cousin’s death.
“Our only desire … is to get answers. The truth and justice for Brian,” Heyer said. “But we’ve thought quite a bit, you know — is this just arrogance or is it incompetence? And sometimes I’m not sure what it is, but we are very disappointed that it’s been 18 months since Brian died and we still don’t have the answers.”