Paton: ‘I wholly support the vote to hold Eric Holder in contempt of Congress’

| June 24 2012

Release from Paton for Congress:

On the morning of December 14, 2010, Josephine and Kent Terry still had a son.

Their son, Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, would be killed later that evening in a firefight near the U.S.-Mexico border with suspected illegal immigrants.

The suspects were quickly arrested, and two AK-pattern rifles found at the scene were soon traced to the secretive, government-sponsored Fast and Furious gun-walking operation. Since then, the government has lost thousands of weapons to the drug cartels, many of which continue to show up at dozens of murder scenes in Mexico.

Yet one year and a half later, the Obama administration continues to cover up the truth about the operation and even whether or not Brian Terry was killed by a gun that the U.S. government allowed into the hands of the cartels.

Attorney General Eric Holder’s refusal to turn over documents related to the Fast and Furious operation and President Obama’s false invocation of executive privilege to cover it up is a national scandal.

I wholly support the vote to hold Eric Holder in contempt of Congress.

The Obama administration claims that the investigation is politically motivated, and because of that, I believe it is important to remember how and why the investigation into Fast and Furious began in the first place.

The investigation is not political – it is about a mother and a father who lost their son because of an unaccountable, botched operation. The investigation is about bringing truth, justice, and closure to the family of Brian Terry where the current administration is intent on withholding them.

So when you consider the media coverage of the ongoing investigation into Fast and Furious, and the vote to hold Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, remember that on the morning of December 14, 2010, Josephine and Kent Terry still had a son.

Your friend,
Jonathan Paton

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