Rep. Gosar's Statement on Sentencing in Brian Terry Murder Trial

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Washington, DC, February 10, 2014 | comments
Today, U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) issued the following statement after Manuel Osorio-Arellanes was sentenced to 30 years in prison for the murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry:
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For Immediate Release
February 10, 2014

 

Contact: Garrett Hawkins
Garrett.Hawkins@mail.house.gov

Rep. Gosar's Statement on Sentencing in Brian Terry Murder Trial

 Today, U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) issued the following statement after Manuel Osorio-Arellanes was sentenced to 30 years in prison for the murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry: 

“I hope today’s sentencing brings some degree of solace to Brian Terry’s family. But justice is not yet achieved. There are others directly involved in this murder who haven't been tried in U.S. courts and there are government officials who continue to deny responsibility for, and prior knowledge of, Operation Fast and Furious. Agent Terry’s death is a stain on the federal government, and as a member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, I will continue to do everything in my power to hold those officials responsible in order to prevent a tragedy like this from ever occurring again.”

BACKGROUND:
The Department of Justice's botched gun-running operation, known as Fast and Furious, facilitated the transfer of guns to Mexican criminal organizations, a process known as "gun walking". Many of these guns were transferred to drug cartels and have been linked to hundreds of murders in Mexico, in addition to Agent Terry’s murder. The scheme was misguided and ill-conceived from the outset.

Rep. Gosar leads the fight to uncover the truth behind the conception of Operation Fast and Furious and wishes to hold those officials accountable for this tragic operation, including Attorney General Eric Holder. Rep. Gosar introduced a resolution, H.Res.35, which expresses no confidence in the Attorney General and calls for his resignation. The measure has 140 cosponsors in the House of Representatives.

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