America is reeling from the effects of the tragic mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Seventeen students and staff were killed after the gunman opened fire on February 14, 2018. On Saturday, Mr. Trump had the gall to post this tweet, which quickly set off a firestorm:
Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) didn’t waste any time tearing into Trump with a perfect response to the egomaniac:
On Friday, it was revealed that the FBI did not follow proper protocols after it had received a tip earlier in the year about the Parkland shooter, 19 year-old Nikolas Cruz. Someone close to Cruz had called the FBI’s tip line in January to raise concerns, but the FBI never reported the tip to its Miami field office. Therefore, it was never investigated.
According to CNN:
‘The stunning admission — which prompted Florida Gov. Rick Scott to call on FBI Director Christopher Wray to resign — is sure to raise further questions about whether the FBI could have prevented the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, which left 17 dead.
‘The FBI said the caller provided information about “Cruz’s gun ownership, desire to kill people, erratic behavior, and disturbing social media posts, as well as the potential of him conducting a school shooting.” The information should have been assessed as a “potential threat to life,” the bureau said.’
FBI Director Christopher Wray issued a statement, saying:
‘We have spoken with victims and families, and deeply regret the additional pain this causes all those affected by this horrific tragedy. All of the men and women of the FBI are dedicated to keeping the American people safe, and are relentlessly committed to improving all that we do and how we do it.’
Important people of power continue to turn blind eyes to the extreme violence that is perpetrating our culture. How long do most of us have to continue to be bystanders to such destruction?
Here’s what Twitter had to say in response to Rep. Gallego’s tweet:
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