House Republicans on Tuesday criticized mistakes by law enforcement in the wake of the mass shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 people dead.
Members emerging from a conference meeting on Tuesday delivered a coordinated message that focused on what they described as the glaring failures by the FBI and local police while arguing that new gun laws would not have prevented the killings.
“Here’s what makes me mad: all these proposals don’t address the problem,” said Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), a leader of the conservative House Freedom Caucus. “There was like 36 times this kid interacted with government. It looks the Sheriff’s office didn’t do their job.”
“And now the answer is more government?”