Most officials in Florida have a high level of esteem for residents of Parkland, Florida after the ordeal they faced. Rep. Ron DeSantis used the moment of the debate as an opportunity to attack the FBI.
“The way to keep people safe is to have accountability for the people in a let our communities down,” DeSantis said. “Our parents, Sheriff [Scott] Israel let that community down, the school board and the school straighter let the community down. They adopted a Promise Program which said if a student is getting into trouble, we’re going to pretend that he’s not committing offenses. That individual should have been arrested and, of course, the FBI who ignored that plea for help from that great lady in January. Nobody has been fired at the FBI. We have a crisis of accountability at all levels of government.”
Mayor Andrew Gillum’s comments were a little more nuanced.
“Scott Israel rather than actually taking on the folks who are complicit in the kind of rampant violence that we see, in the only in our schools, but in our neighborhoods,” Gillum explained.
He noted children shouldn’t have to do active shooter drills when they should be learning.
“Parents are literally terrified in they drop their kids off at school they want to know when they go to pick them up, will they pick them up alive and body bags?” he asked. “That’s unacceptable in this state, and we deserve a governor who will stand up to one of the most powerful lobbies who stand in the way of any common sense gun reform.”
Watch the exchange below:
CNN’s Cuomo demands Scott Jennings admit if he’ll ever be tired of Trump lying — but he refuses to say
On Monday, CNN's Chris Cuomo clashed with Republican adviser Scott Jennings over President Donald Trump's decision to fire pollsters that showed him losing to former Vice President Joe Biden.
"I don't want to get too in the weeds for people especially this far out," said Cuomo. "But the word of one of the reasons that there's some resonance and relevance of the internal polls that the president lied to the American people about in terms of what they say is his lying, Scott, that it's a problem. It's a problem for him across the country. It makes people wonder whether or not they can count on his word. When you see a scenario like this one, don't believe the polls, they were your own polls, Scott, from inside the campaign. How damaging is that to this president?"
Trump campaign frantically announces new ‘polls’ to counter data that shows him losing — but there’s one problem
Frantically trying to contain the embarrassment after President Donald Trump fired his own internal pollsters for showing him trailing Democrats in key states he previously carried, the Trump campaign is now trying to claim that the bad polls are relying on old numbers and they have newer data that is much more favorable to the president.
But as CNN's Abby Phillip explained on Tuesday evening to anchor John Berman, there's a major problem with the new numbers — they aren't actually matching Trump up with Democrats.
"Despite what the president said publicly about this polling being fake, your sources tell a different story," said Berman.
‘They don’t trust him’: Ex-CIA operative says intel officials’ efforts to conceal information from Trump is ‘stunning’
On Monday, former CIA officer Bob Baer told CNN's Erin Burnett that he had never heard of a situation before like the new reports that intelligence officials concealed information from President Donald Trump about efforts to plant malware in the Russian power grid.
"It is pretty stunning, the reporting here that they didn't tell him everything that they were doing because they were worried that he would tell the Russians themselves or make them stop doing it," said Burnett. "Could you imagine a scenario like this?"
"Never," said Baer. "In all my years in intelligence and around it and studying it and the rest, I have never heard of an operation intentionally kept away from the president. It just doesn't happen, ever. I know of no circumstances, and I'm talking 50, 60 years, that this has ever occurred."