WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Rick Scott released the following statement after questioning FBI Director Christopher Wray at the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearing on “Threats to the Homeland.” Senator Scott questioned Director Wray on his Threat Information Protocol for Sharing (TIPS) Act and whether anyone at the FBI was held accountable for its failures to address critical deficiencies in its handling of actionable intelligence on the perpetrators of mass violence.
Senator Rick Scott said, “I appreciate Director Wray’s response on steps the FBI has taken to hold individuals accountable and make changes following the attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The FBI’s failure to investigate and act on specific tips about the shooter is inexcusable, and I am glad, after more than a year of demanding answers, that we were finally able to get information on accountability and changes being made at the FBI.
“I look forward to taking Director Wray up on his invitation to visit the FBI’s tip center and learn more about how they are preventing future tragedies. The next step for Director Wray is to meet with the families of the Parkland victims and give them as much information as legally possible about what happened leading up to the attack and how those responsible have been held accountable. They deserve an explanation in person.”
Watch video from the hearing HERE or below.