The Broward County Sheriff couldn’t give a straight answer to this simple question
Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel made a name for himself when he placed blame on the NRA for the Parkland shooting.
But new reports have revealed that multiple sheriff’s deputies failed to take down the shooter.
And when he was asked why they didn’t act, Israel was reduced to a stuttering mess.
Sheriff Israel became a darling of the anti-gun national media during CNN’s town hall after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy.
He was cheered loudly when he pointed fingers at NRA spokesman Dana Loesch.
But when it came time for him to face the music, Sheriff Israel wouldn’t take responsibility.
Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel refusing to resign telling @nbc6: "I gave him a gun. I gave him a badge. I gave him the training. If he didn’t have the heart to go in, that’s not my responsibility." Clip from our one-on-one interview below. #DouglasHighSchool pic.twitter.com/FV5Gn0ZEBY
— Erika Glover 🎥 (@ErikaGloverNBC6) February 25, 2018
“I gave him a gun. I gave him a badge. I gave him the training. If he didn’t have the heart to go in, that’s not my responsibility.”
CNN thought they had the perfect person to gin up support for gun control – a law enforcement officer who sounded like a straight shooter.
But photos have surfaced of Sheriff Israel with failed presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.
And now he has revealed himself as little more than an anti-gun opportunist.