Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan issued a statement Monday denouncing the decision to release the transcript of the Orlando shooter’s 911 call with references to ISIS redacted.
“My name is I pledge of allegiance to [omitted],” reads the transcript released by the FBI. “I pledge allegiance to [omitted] may God protect him, on behalf of [omitted].” Press reports at the time indicate that the omitted sections were likely pledges to ISIS and its leader.
“Selectively editing this transcript is preposterous,” reads the statement released by Ryan’s office. “We know the shooter was a radical Islamist extremist inspired by ISIS. We also know he intentionally targeted the LGBT community. The administration should release the full, unredacted transcript so the public is clear-eyed about who did this and why.”
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