Florida Democratic senators who voted to reinstate suspended Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel should be ashamed of themselves for acting in favor of party politics, a brother told a Parkland shooting victim on "Fox & Friends" Wednesday.
Hunter Pollack, whose sister Meadow was among the 17 people killed in a high school shooting in February 2018, said Israel's incompetence contributed to her death and lamented the democrats' behavior in the state legislature, which is struggling to restore him as sheriff.
"The sheriff has lied on several occasions. There was a magnitude of failures, he said." I hope the Florida Senate does the right thing and maintains the shutdown today. "
" Eight deputies were outside while shots were fired, " Pollack added. "Something I am so disgusted with over the past few days is Florida. Lauren Book, someone who has served on the MSD Commission. [She] knew all the facts, saw my sister murdered, but still voted to reinstate Sheriff Israel. She sold out the community in Broward County and put our children at risk. "
FATHER OF PARKLAND SHOOTING VICTIM SPEAKS TO SHERIFF TRYING TO FET REINSTATED: & # 39; NO INTEGRITY AT ALL & # 39;
Pollack also called on the four other Broward County senators who serve in the Rules Committee and claimed that they laughed, because parents asked them to prevent Israel's reintroduction.
"Gary Farmer, Perry Thurston, Oscar Braynon, They laughed. They ate sweets while these parents asked them, & # 39; Please vote for our benefit & # 39 ;, "he argued.
" To these Broward senators, it was just a joke, "Pollack added.
The committee voted 9 -7 along party lines no t to reestablish Israel, with every Democrat voting for Israel and every Republican voting against him.The entire Florida Senate is expected to confirm the decision on Wednesday. TEACHERS
Pollack said the deputies waiting to enter the school showed cowardice and blamed Israel for introducing an accident culture in the sheriff's office.
"While shots rang out, deputies took time to take on his bulletproof vests and hid behind concrete walls, "he said." But this is the culture that Scott Israel created in the Broward sheriff's office. I say my sister became a victim of his deadly incompetence. "
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" My sister was shot four times, "Pollack added." But then she protected another student to protect her and that's when the killer unfortunately took both their lives. My sister is my hero. "
Israel's interruption was one of the first measures taken by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis when he took office in January. Israel's attorney, Ben Kuehne, said DeSanti's decision was political and noted that a Senate-designated special master's investigation was not found institutional failures.
Israel has said he will go to sheriff again in 2020.