Nearly a year ago, Congressman and Chairman of the House Oversight Committee Darrell Issa introduced legislation to rename a Border Patrol station in southern Arizona after Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. Terry was killed by illegal Mexican thugs wielding AK-47 variants purchased through the Obama Justice Department's Operation Fast and Furious. The legislation has passed the House of Representatives and passed the Senate late last night with unanimous consent. The legislation will now need to be signed by President Obama, who claims he knew nothing about Fast and Furious before Terry was killed. When the bill reaches Obama's desk, I expect him to invite Brian Terry's family to the signing.
Issa's statement on the legislation:
“All of Washington mourned with the Terry family when Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry gave his life in the line of duty in 2010. Today we stand just as unified for the purpose of honoring and preserving his legacy.
“The unanimous support with which the Brian A. Terry Memorial Act passed the United States Senate is a tribute to Agent Terry’s career of service to our country and to the Border Patrol’s distinguished history of intrepidity and sacrifice for the sake of homeland security.
“We recognize that Agent Terry’s untimely passing is a tragedy that never should have happened. And while we continue to pursue answers regarding the circumstances surrounding his death, we resolve that his example of bravery and sacrifice will never be forgotten – especially in the city of Bisbee, AZ where he served.”
|Katie Pavlich is the News Editor at Townhall.com. Follow her on Twitter @katiepavlich. She is also the author of Fast and Furious: Barack Obama's Bloodiest Scandal and the Shameless Cover-Up.
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