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

(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.

Attorney General Eric Holder testifies on Capitol Hill Tuesday.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
This undated photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection shows murdered agent Brian A. Terry.   (AP Photo/U.S. Customs and Border Protection, File)
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