Kent Terry, whose brother Brian died as a result of the “Fast and Furious” scandal, slammed Rep. Jerry Nadler for his 180 change regarding his stance on holding an attorney general in contempt.
The “Fast and Furious” scandal was a botched operation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives where agents allowed the illegal sale of weapons to the Mexican drug cartels in order to trace them back to other cartel members.
The operation quickly fell apart and two of the guns sold under during the operation were recovered from the crime scene after Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was murdered by cartel members.
Instead of coming clean about the botched operation, Obama-era Attorney General Eric Holder refused to give Congress the documentation they requested about the scandal. In 2012, the Republican-controlled House held Holder in contempt for his refusal to turn over the information.
As IJR previously reported, Judiciary Chairman Nadler called the contempt charges “shameful” and “politically motivated” in 2012. Flash forward to today and Nadler is leading the charge to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt for refusing to release protected information about the Grand Jury from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report — even though all but two full lines and seven fragments of the 400-page report are available to Congress.
During an interview on “Fox & Friends,” Terry slammed Nadler for changing his opinion on holding an attorney general in contempt and called the efforts against Barr a “hoax.”
“I kind of chuckled. Because this one is a complete hoax here what Nadler is going after. Remember, Nadler and them turned their back on my brother back in — a few years ago — to protect Eric Holder. They walked out holding hands. They turned their back on an American hero to protect Eric Holder. It’s sickening. It’s sad that they’re dishonoring my brother that way.”
Terry noted that the “kids on the Democratic side” gave his family “the runaround” for nearly nine years following his brother’s death while he tried to get more information on the case. He noted that as many as 2,500 weapons from the “Fast and Furious” scandal are still being used by the cartel.