Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee blamed the incompetence of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for the Florida school shooting and said Friday if they had done their jobs, the crisis would have been averted.
“I think the president’s done a good job of trying to assimilate all the ideas that people are bringing together, but let’s keep in mind, this shooting should have never happened,” Huckabee, a Republican, said on “Fox & Friends.” “If the FBI and the local sheriff’s department had fulfilled their obligations and duties, this kid would never have been able to purchase a weapon and certainly, never would have been able to show up on the school grounds and kill 17 people.”
“Add to the tragedy that you had a person with a gun, with a uniform at the school at the time of shooting and he was taking cover behind a concrete post, instead of going in and stopping the shooting,” Huckabee added.
Huckabee believes the best antidote to gun violence is to carry out the safety measures already in place and said there is plenty of blame to go around for the failure to prevent the massacre.
“When people say what can we do? We can do the things that we are already supposed to already be doing,” he said. “And we could have agencies that actually do the jobs that they’re tasked to do.”
“I certainly don’t subscribe to the idea of doing nothing. But the nothing is why we had the shooting,” Huckabee concluded. “The nothing that was done by FBI in relationship to the Facebook post to this kid and they said they couldn’t identify him even though his name was clearly in the post. The nothing that was done by the sheriff’s department, when they had over 30 different visits to the kid’s home. The nothing that was done by the guard who took cover rather than to take charge.”
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