The NRA tweeted at the Broward County Sheriff today saying his office “failed this community.”
During CNN’s town hall on Wednesday night, Sheriff Scott Israel called out NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch and said, “You just told this group of people that you are standing up for them. You’re not standing up for them until you say, ‘I want less weapons.'”
Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel to NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch: “You just told this group of people that you are standing up for them. You're not standing up for them until you say, 'I want less weapons'” https://t.co/Z1Yni5mWFU #StudentsStandUp https://t.co/OcM90XPz7a
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) February 22, 2018
Since the town hall, more information has come out about the law enforcement response to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas school shooting.
In addition to the report on Deputy Scot Peterson––who resigned yesterday––CNN reported this afternoon that Coral Springs police were “stunned and upset” that Broward deputies did not enter the school.
Loesch––who called out Sheriff Israel yesterday––tweeted in response to CNN’s new reporting:
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) February 23, 2018
While sitting next to me at the town hall, the sheriff called this “standing up for students.” https://t.co/yjeFWdbadR
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) February 23, 2018
And the official NRA Twitter account sent this out:
No Sheriff Israel you were the one that didn’t PROTECT these children and that is your job. You run the largest fully accredited sheriff's office in the United States, yet your office failed this community. https://t.co/lauyeNedob
— NRA (@NRA) February 23, 2018
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