Marjorie Taylor Greene Honors Late Border Patrol Agent Brian Kelly, Calls for the ATF to be ‘Defunded and Eliminated’
Soon-to-be congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) is attacking the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), a federal bureaucracy that has undermined the 2nd Amendment for decades.
“10 years ago today, U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was murdered in cold blood with a gun provided to Mexican drug cartels through Barack Obama and Eric Holder’s ATF “Fast & Furious” program,” she wrote in a Twitter post.
“The ATF is an oppressive government agency that should be DEFUNDED and ELIMINATED!” she added.
The tweet can be seen here:
10 years ago today, U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was murdered in cold blood with a gun provided to Mexican drug cartels through Barack Obama and Eric Holder's ATF "Fast & Furious" program.
The ATF is an oppressive government agency that should be DEFUNDED and ELIMINATED!
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) December 14, 2020
The murderer of Brian Terry was sentenced earlier this year. He died because of the ATF’s incredible negligence and overreach, which has been the modus operandi of the bureaucracy since its inception:
A man convicted of shooting a U.S. Border Patrol agent nine years ago in a case that exposed a botched federal gun operation known as “Fast and Furious” was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison.
U.S. District Judge David C. Bury of Tucson sentenced Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes to the mandatory life sentence after hearing tearful statements from the sisters of Brian Terry, the agent who was fatally shot while on a mission near Rio Rico on Dec. 14, 2010.
Osorio-Arellanes is one of seven defendants who were charged in Terry’s slaying. Osorio-Arellanes was convicted of first-degree murder and other charges last year after being extradited from Mexico in 2018.
Terry’s death exposed the “Fast and Furious” operation, in which U.S. federal agents allowed criminals to buy firearms with the intention of tracking them to criminal organizations. But the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives lost track of most of the guns, including two found at the scene of Terry’s death.
The Obama administration was heavily criticized for the operation. Former Attorney General Eric Holder was held in contempt by Congress for refusing to turn over documents related to the sting.
The Terry family has flown from Michigan to Tucson to attend hearings in several cases tied to the agent’s death. On Wednesday, his two sisters spoke tearfully about life without their youngest brother.
Terry “was a man filled with so much dedication to keeping our country safe,” sister Kelly Willis said. He lit up every room he walked in had a beautiful smile, she added.
“You would think the time lessens the heartache, but it doesn’t,” she said.
The ATF was also behind the infamous events at Ruby Ridge that galvanized millions of patriots against the federal swamp in the early 1990s:
PATCON is acronym for Patriot Conspiracy, a Clinton-Reno-Holder, FBI and ATF undercover operation. PATCON was designed to infiltrate and incite the milita and evangelical Christians to violence so that the Department of Justice could crush them. Ruby Ridge was a PATCON operation.
— Kurosh-e Kabir (@zolqarnain) August 24, 2018
They also had their fingerprints all over the slaughter of cult leader David Koresh’s followers in Waco, Tx.:
Waco was an ATF photo-op that went badly for the Director of the ATF.
The FBI took over and fired ~30 grenades thru the walls of the Waco compound, simultaneous to their "tank" smashing into the ground floor of the compound where their bedrooms were, blocking the hallway/escape. https://t.co/bmBObEKXmO pic.twitter.com/4DKZAUyuUx
— Survivor (@wmcarterelliott) December 3, 2020
FBI/ATF agents posing in front of the charred corpses of their victims @ WACO pic.twitter.com/lyPZ8pknBd
— #1 Angler & Sharia Law fan ﴾☪️﴿ (@nihilum_000) December 3, 2020
Taylor Greene is right to push for the shuttering of the ATF, which the Founding Fathers may have considered to be a standing army at war with the Constitution.