Updated Jun 20, 2012 - 2:32 pm
Family of murdered Border Agent lashes out at President Obama
The mother of murdered Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry spoke with, WPHT, a radio station in Philadelphia, Wednesday morning and said President Obama is ‘compounding this tragedy' with the executive privilege assertion in connection with the Fast and Furious program.
"The only thing I can say is, if he did that they apparently don't want [Rep. Darrell] Issa to get the documents to see what's in there," Josephine Terry said.
"My son and I were very, very close. And my son was a person that believed in justice and he believed in telling the truth," Terry said when asked what she wants out of this. "He was a man of his honor. And if anybody knew him, they knew that. And I know he would be saying ‘you know what, I died for my country.' "
Terry believes the truth should be known.
"[Brian] was a true American and I think he deserves the truth and I think everybody should know the truth," she said. "And if this was a bad thing they did with Fast and Furious it should be acknowledged so it never happens to anybody else's son."
In a statement released Wednesday the Terry family says that their son "was killed by members of a Mexican drug cartel armed with weapons from this failed Justice Department gun trafficking investigation. For more than 18 months we have been asking our federal government for justice and accountability."
Jim Cross, Reporter