Steve Bannon, former adviser to President Trump, is scheduled to speak in Tucson on Nov. 18.
Bannon will be the keynote speaker at the Brian Terry Foundation’s Courage Awards and Benefit Dinner at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort and Spa, according to a news release from the foundation.
Terry was a Border Patrol agent who was shot and killed in 2010 by armed robbers trying to steal marijuana loads near Rio Rico.
Two of the firearms recovered at the scene of the shooting were linked to an Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives operation that allowed straw buyers to purchase firearms in Arizona and take them to Mexico. The operation, known as Fast and Furious, became a national scandal when the ATF lost track of about 1,400 guns.
At the dinner, Bannon will receive the Brian Terry Courage in Journalism and Reporting Award for Breitbart News Network’s coverage of Fast and Furious.
Bannon was the executive chairman of Breitbart from 2012 until he joined the Trump campaign in 2016. He returned to his role with Breitbart when he left his position as a senior White House adviser in August.