(CNSNews.com) – Attorney General Eric Holder declined the chance to apologize to the family of slain Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, who was killed in December 2010 and where, at the crime scene, at least two of the firearms recovered were traced to the Justice Department’s botched gunwalking program, Operation Fast and Furious.“I certainly regret what happened to agent Brian Terry. I can only imagine the pain that his family has had to deal with. I’m the father of three children myself,” Holder told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. “It pains me whenever there is the death of a law enforcement official, especially under the circumstances that this occurred. It is not fair, however, to assume that the mistakes that happened in Fast and Furious directly led to the death of agent Terry.”Holder took numerous questions about Fast and Furious during his testimony. He explained that he was inaccurate when he said on May 3 that he had known about the program, at that time, only for a few weeks. He also testified that he had never received memos that were addressed to him between July and November of last year regarding Fast and Furious and had first learned about the matter early this year.
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