Florida Gov. Scott to FBI Director Wray: Resign For Failure to Intercept Parkland Spree Killer

Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) has called on FBI Director Christopher Wray (below) to resign for his agency’s failure to investigate Nikolas Cruz back in January. According to statements given to WPLG 10 News in Miami, FL:

Gov. Scott said in a statement.

“The FBI’s failure to take action against this killer is unacceptable,”

“The FBI has admitted that they were contacted last month by a person who called to inform them of Cruz’s ‘desire to kill people,’ and ‘the potential of him conducting a school shooting.'”

“Seventeen innocent people are dead and acknowledging a mistake isn’t going to cut it. 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.”

“We constantly promote ‘see something, say something,’ and a courageous person did just that to the FBI. 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.”

The FBI was informed of Cruz twice, once in 2017 and again in 2018 and the agency took no action.

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has since ordered a review of the FBI and Justice Department policy and procedures following the agency’s failure to investigate the tip.

Time and time again the media and gun control advocates claim we need to restrict/do away with the 2nd Amendment. Yet once again, another bumbling bureaucracy had the evidence and information in their hands to prevent innocent loss of life and sat on their hands. And who pays the price?

Accountability. What’s your policy?


  1. avatar Rusty Chains says:

    There will be no accountability. No one will be fired. Fake action will be taken to paper over the failures. Nothing will change and it will happen again.

    1. avatar doesky2 says:

      How about this for a first step….

      Starting from the lowest-level FBI idiot who ignored the Jan5 citizen tip, FIRE every single supervisior, overseer, manager, and executive all the up through the the chain to Wray (and of coarse Wray).

      Make it crsytal clear that there is no safe middle management harbor from doing your job correctly.

      2nd step……Also announce that this is the new quality enforcement procedure for all Federal government agencies.

      Remember that idiot EPA dude that caused the multi-million gallon leak into some river…same procedure…fire every person in the chain from that lunk head up to the EPA chief at the time.

      Anybody who has worked in a large corporation knows of the fat bloated cover-your-azz middle.

  2. avatar Green Mtn. Boy says:

    The Federal Bureau of Incompetence need to be gutted from the director down to mid management,long past due,might even come across some of Hovers dresses.

    1. avatar Craig says:

      Can anyone give me precise examples of what should have been done…without violating this guys civil liberties.

      Remember, we have rule of law and you are innocent until proven guilty. This is the foundation of our legal system.

      Not flaming, I just don’t see what could have been done by the FBI.

  3. avatar uncommon_sense says:

    Several months from now, I wonder if the FBI would deny a firearm sale to someone who has the same name as the Florida school killer?

  4. avatar Garrison Hall says:

    With one eye on his opinion polls, the good governor takes a strong position . . .

    1. avatar Ralph says:

      Scott is term limited, so I don’t think he’s pounding on his desk just for effect. The entire FBI swamp needs to be drained.

      1. avatar Nanashi says:

        He’s term limited, but he has already announced a run for senator.

        Make no mistake: Skeletor pretty much never takes strong political stances, much less ones against the US government. This is a political play. He’ll be better than Nelson, but a monkey would be too.

    2. avatar KenW says:

      Considering that our Governor is a non convicted crook for the medicare fraud he committed when he was the CEO of Columbia/HCA he does not have much room to talk. We all paid to fatten the Lex Luther look a likes wallet. And just like the head of the FBI he claims underlings were responsible not him for problems.
      Sorry, I feel he should be spending time in a prison, not the governors office.

  5. avatar Omer says:

    Why is this an FBI problem? Shouldn’t the state police, Sheriff’s department, or local police departments have handled this? The locals visited him so many times that it shows their incompetence and inability to protect the public from this monster, or any monster for that matter. But I bet they have great numbers on handing out parking tickets and moving violations.

    1. avatar W says:

      The FBI received the tip, phone call. It was on them to correctly route the information, to their local (Miami) office and then to be shared with local authorities.

      1. avatar Gov. William J Le Petomane says:

        Granted, that information should have been forwarded, but the local authorities had many repeated interactions with him. I don’t see where anything the FBI had would have made a difference. The man was at that time only guilty of pre-crime and it’s highly doubtful that even with the FBI’s information they could have even got this guy a 3 day institutional mental evaluation.

        1. avatar W says:

          The reason that it matters is that the FBI failed to even follow their own internal protocols. Their rules say to assess the tip and forward it to the local field office. They did not. If their own personnel will not even follow their own procedures, then what are they even doing?

          Notably, the tip was made by someone close to the shooter. It contained actionable info. At the very least, an agent could have paid the man a call and spoken to him. Agents are trained to look someone in the eye and ask them questions and make a judgement.

          Now, for what it’s worth, we (as you likely know) have a myriad of law enforcement contacts in this country. They range from local police departments, sheriff’s offices, state police departments, tribal police, the FBI, DHS, the Secret Service, and even the Coast Guard. People ought to call the right one. But when they don’t the receiver of the call needs to route the information to the right people. If you mean to call the fire department and call the police department instead, then the police should notify the fire department. It’s not too much to ask.

        2. avatar binder says:

          I read the FBI’s comment on the (PAL) tipline report. You want the real translation. The FBI gets a shitload of these calls, we received about 1,500 tips a day about 100 of the tips are considered “actionable” one slipped threw the cracks. Get over it. Think about that, there are 30000 tips a year they need to chase down. I’m positive the local cops were contacted (not by the FBI), but they just don’t book keep as well as the FBI. But if the FBI forwarded all the tips they received, I’m positive that local law enforcement will continue to take their calls. (that last part was sarcastic if you did not figure it out)

          As for the 2017 tip “All it was on my channel was a comment, people leave pretty heinous comments on a pretty regular basis,” Bennight.

    2. avatar Omer says:

      My point is that Scott is pointing fingers and shifting blame. The Feds didn’t do their job. But neither did any level of law enforcement. The info the Feds has may have helped the locals, but we’ll never know. If any of these groups had done their self described job of protecting then the national public may never have heard of this guy. My point is that we can’t rely on these public institutions to provide protection.

  6. avatar W says:

    My policy? I can see where Scott would want Wray to resign. However, isn’t the priority to get people who make mistakes, like the one made on the Parkland tip, out of the Bureau? Shouldn’t the person who actually messed up be kicked out? Or, would Scott leave them in place and boot Wray, who likely knew nothing about he Parkland tip, in place?

  7. avatar Shire-man says:

    And they were worried about the stupid memo.

  8. avatar Gov. William J Le Petomane says:

    Just as a point of fact, the 17 murders he committed were not violations of federal law but state law. So why would a federal agency be responsible for stopping him? The schools are run by the state. The mental institutions are run by the state. The police are state and local. Granted, the FBI should have forwarded any information they had on him to the state and local authorities, but I don’t see where it’s their job to step in a take a guy off the street for pre-crime. And it would be a much more dangerous country if it was.

    1. avatar binder says:

      Governments are way more dangerous than most things. The founding fathers knew that. (Kind of the reason for the second amendment.) But democide is intellectual idea until it happens. A mass shooing with 20 people dead happens a lot more often then The Ovens, but when a government starts rolling you can rack up some crazy body counts.

    2. avatar DrDKW says:

      Aren’t they required to investigate terrorist threats?
      In any case they didn’t follow their own protocol, and could have at least notified local authorities!


      1. avatar GS650G says:

        That would have made 40 visits to Mr. Cruz and FA would have been done about it.

    3. avatar Ralph says:

      “Just as a point of fact, the 17 murders he committed were not violations of federal law but state law.”

      He also violated the Federal Gun Free School Zones Act, so the Feebs had plenty of jurisdiction.

    4. avatar Nanashi says:

      The use of the internet (interstate communications) to make this threats does make it the FBI’s business. Most local and state police are completely unequiped and untrained to follow up on this kind of thing.

  9. avatar Big Bill says:

    Will he also campaign to fire the sheriff who made over 35 calls to the shooter’s home while doing nothing?
    No? Why not?
    I see. It’s like every other politician. “I take a responsible stand! Fire HIM! Don’t expect me to actually do anything, though.”

  10. avatar former water walker says:

    At the very least the cretin killer should’ve been denied his gat.Local,state and feds. Failure of EVERYONE😩😖😧😡

    1. avatar binder says:

      OK, based on what. Their was never truly enough to charge him with anything. And lets say you managed to put him on a list, how hard would have a private sale have been in Florida? Exactly what police powers are you advocating for?

      1. avatar former water walker says:

        It is reported he took drugs for mental illness. And was institutionalized. And beat up mommy. And was expelled and violently attacked at least one young fellow…are just trolling Binder?!?

      2. avatar Binder says:

        I’m not trolling. I’m just way more scared of the government than some random fucked up kid with a AR. The first is harder to deal with and has a shit load more firepower. Yes there is a good chance if they put the screws on this kid they could have gotten something out of him, but how many people have the same profile this kids has? Also I have a feeling he is a little smarter than most people credit him. I was reading up on some of his tactics, and he was not stupid. Even if you managed to but him on a denial list I can garentee you he would have had an AR.

  11. avatar Smitty says:

    Is it just me or does the FL Gov Rick Scott look batshit crazy in the photo ?

    1. avatar binder says:

      All elected officials are. You have to be to want the job. Washington was the exception, he did not want the job. That’s the point of the second amendment.

  12. avatar Nuke Road Warrior says:

    OK, I get the part about the FBI screwing up big time. I get the part that the shooter left enough red flags to equip a May Day Parade. I get the part that incompetence and security theater negated many layers of protection. What I don’t get is is why Wray is responsible in this case. Chris Wray wasn’t the FBI director on January 5th 2017, James Comey was. Also how many tips, accusations, or bad feelings regarding mass shooting events get reported to the FBI every day? How many agents does the FBI have to investigate each one of these? Given the resources the FBI has, and the jobs we expect them to do, I think we have placed them in a impossible position. I think we need a co-ordinated and standardized plan to protect our schools that includes federal state and local law enforcement, and trained, concealed carriers with in the school.

  13. avatar Jim says:

    Why on earth would the director resign over this?

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