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June 28th, 2012

Braley Votes No on Fast and Furious Accountability, Terry Family Left Without Answers

INDEPENDENCE, IA — Iowa congressional candidate Ben Lange (IA-01) issued the following statement in response to the House of Representative’s vote today to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt for failing to provide requested information about the “Fast and Furious Operation” that ultimately killed U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry:

“Border Agent Brian Terry died at the hands of weapons given to drug lords by a federal agency under the jurisdiction of Attorney General Eric Holder. The Attorney General subsequently admitted to misleading Congress and retracting a letter that contained false information about what officials in the administration knew about the “Fast and Furious Operation.” The Attorney General then refused to turn over documents that would allow our elected representatives and the Terry family the ability to hold our government accountable and find out who knew what and when. Instead of holding the Attorney General accountable, however, Congressman Braley chose to play politics. The family of Brian Terry deserves better. Iowans deserve better.”

Update: The Terry Family released a statement today saying that if members of Congress wanted to support their family and honor Agent Terry, then “Congressmen will call for the Attorney General to immediately provide the documents requested by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.”

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