Slain Agent's Parents Blast Holder
After attorney general apologizes for son's death in gun-walking operation
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 11, 2011 12:18 PM CST
Attorney General Eric Holder testifies on Capitol Hill Tuesday.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

(Newser) – It's been a rough week for Eric Holder over the "Fast and Furious" gun-walking operation. Last night, the parents of the Border Patrol agent killed by guns linked to the program lashed out at the attorney general. "If they never let the guns walk, maybe Brian would not have been out that day," the mother of Brian Terry told Fox News. "I just can't believe our own government came up with a program like this that (let) innocent people get killed." Terry's dad: "What would I say to Eric Holder? They would not be nice words."

The interviews follow Holder's grilling on Capitol Hill over the now-defunct program, during which GOP Sen. John Cornyn pressed Holder on whether he had apologized to Terry's family. The following day, Holder wrote a letter to them saying he was "sorry for the tragic loss of your son," notes Politico. Sarah Palin joined in the criticism, calling for Holder's resignation in a Facebook post.

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beaches
Nov 12, 2011 7:50 AM CST
Why is it when people get caught doing something they shouldn't, instead of owning up to their error, they whine and say "will he did it too"?
truesoy
Nov 12, 2011 5:37 AM CST
While it is sad they lost their son because of a 'sting' operation gone wrong, it is worth noting that this type of operation was also done during the Bush administration, and it was also a failure. This time the failure cost the life of a border agent. However, it should also be noted that these people are using this to pursue a political agenda, because otherwise they would have been up in arms in opposition to Bush's Iraq adventure based on 'lies' that have cost thousands and thousands of lives; but instead they supported it, and still do. Not to mentioned the billions $ spent on it. Sincerely, Truesoy
Dale
Nov 11, 2011 7:58 PM CST
Eric Holder, should be removed from office.He is guilty of lying, and should be prosecuted and do serious jail time.