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Gov. Rick Scott: FBI Answer 'Unacceptable' on Florida Shooting, Wray Should Resign

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By    |   Friday, 16 February 2018 04:17 PM

Florida's GOP Gov. Rick Scott on Friday issued a stern call for FBI Director Christopher Wray to resign in the wake of revelations the bureau failed to act on a frightening tip about the suspect in a deadly school rampage.

In a statement, Scott called the failure "unacceptable."

"Seventeen innocent people are dead and acknowledging a mistake isn't going to cut it," he said. "An apology will never bring these 17 Floridians back to life or comfort the families who are in pain. The families will spend a lifetime wondering how this could happen, and an apology will never give them the answers they desperately need."

Earlier Friday the agency acknowledged that it didn't thoroughly investigate after a tipster close to suspect Nikolas Cruz called the FBI and provided information about his guns and his erratic behavior, including his expressed desire to kill people and his disturbing social media posts.

In his own statement on the matter, Wray said he was "committed to getting to the bottom of what happened" and that his agency "must act properly and quickly" when contacted by the public.

That's not good enough, Scott said.

"We constantly promote 'see something, say something,' and a courageous person did just that to the FBI," Scott said. "And the FBI failed to act. 'See something, say something' is an incredibly important tool and people must have confidence in the follow through from law enforcement. The FBI director needs to resign."

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