Florida Gov. Rick Scott Calls for FBI Chief’s Resignation: Failure to Act Against School Shooter is ‘Unacceptable’
Florida governor Rick Scott is demanding the resignation of FBI director Chris Wray in light of the news that the bureau didn’t follow protocol when the learned of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter’s troubling behavior.
The FBI has admitted that someone called their Public Access Line last month and told them about several warning signs that the perpetrator could commit a violent act. Scott’s office released a statement saying that the FBI’s failure to act upon this tip was an “unacceptable” error that led to the deaths of 17 people and the injury of others.
“We constantly promote ‘see something, say something,’ and a courageous person did just that to the FBI. And the FBI failed to act. ‘See something, say something’ is an incredibly important tool and people must have confidence in the follow through from law enforcement. The FBI director needs to resign.”
BREAKING: Florida Gov. Rick Scott calls for FBI director to resign in wake of Florida school shooting: “The FBI’s failure to take action against this killer is unacceptable…The FBI Director needs to resign.” https://t.co/5DYo8MbWOK pic.twitter.com/wxausCMb41
— ABC News (@ABC) February 16, 2018
Florida senator Marco Rubio released a similar statement today, saying that the FBI “failed” the victims of the shooting.
JUST IN: Sen. Rubio: FBI utterly failed victims of Florida shooting:
“Both the House and Senate need to immediately initiate their own investigations into the FBI’s protocols for ensuring tips from the public about potential killers are followed through.” pic.twitter.com/G1Wd9Txeqi
— NBC News (@NBCNews) February 16, 2018
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