Agent Terry's family says it's not enough
WASHINGTON (KGUN9-TV) - Williams McMahon is the highest ranking atf supervisor to testify in front of the congressional committee investigating the mistakes made in operation fast and furious. Tuesday morning the committee got an apology.
"Let me be clear from the onset, as the ATF senior executive in charge of the western region I share responsibility for mistakes that were made in the fast and furious investigation," McMahon said.
Mcmahon went on to say those mistakes were made in the heat of battle and that he was sorry for what happened. During that battle border patrol agent Brian Terry was mortally wounded. One of those guns that was allowed to go to Mexico was found at the scene. Brian's brother Kent told KGUN9 News an it's too little too late.
"It could have been avoided. The whole situation, my brother would still be here if it wasn't for that silly operation of theirs. They wouldn't be going through this mess right now. So he wouldn't have to apologize for something so stupid," Terry said, ""I'm sorry, an apology won't do it. I just want honest answers, that's it."
The Terry family tells 9OYS watching the developments during these hearings has been stressful. All they can do is wait to hear what they're hoping for.
"Just be honest, come clean. It's a federal brotherhood. My brother was a federal agent also it's a fellow brotherhood. I got a lot of police officer friends up here, they always got each other's back no matter what. For an agency like that to put their own guys in jeopardy, that's pretty sad," Terry said.
During the hearing today one of those ATF agents also apologized to the people of Mexico. Because as you know those guns are undoubtedly being used to kill mexican citizens who are caught up in drug violence.
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