David Hogg blamed Florida Republican governor Rick Scott for Broward County Sheriff’s Office security guard Scot Peterson’s decision not to enter the Parkland high school during the shooting to stop the bloodshed. Three Sheriff’s Office deputies decided not to enter the building during the shooting.
Scott has publicly called for FBI director Christopher Wray to resign following revelations that the FBI was warned about confessed school shooter Nikolas Cruz prior to the massacre. But student gun-control activist David Hogg, son of a retired FBI agent and a staunch defender of the FBI, shifted the blame to Scott in a Monday interview with MSNBC’s Morning Joe.
“One, how can we expect our teachers to step in and take action if trained security guards that are part of the Sheriff’s department wouldn’t take action, and two, why are these elected officials trying to blame this on the bureaucracy? They’re in charge of them. It’s their fault. They should have been regulating them,” Hogg said.
“I’m not going to allow them to pressure these people because at the end of the day it’s their fault. These elected officials are the boss of these Sheriff personnel. And just like the president is the boss of the FBI, Governor Rick Scott is essentially the boss of Scott Israel the sheriff and as such he should be held accountable,” Hogg stated.
Big League Politics’ Peter D’Abrosca reported on Hogg’s mother’s left-wing activism and her VIP tour of CNN studios prior to the shooting, writing:
Apparently, activism runs in the family. A series of Facebook posts show that Boldrick is an avowed Democrat and anti-Trumper.
“I can’t sit by and do nothing with what is going on currently in the USA,” says one of Boldrick’s posts. “If you like what Trump is currently doing please unfriendly [sic] or block me because you won’t like what I am going to begin posting.”
The tone of her son’s Twitter posts bear a strange resemblance to Boldrick’s Facebook posts:
Honest to god, how many more children have to be gunned down in American schools before you take action? I want to to put yourself in the position of those parents and children imagine getting the call that you’d never see your child or father again because they were killed
While at school trying to make the world a better place? @POTUS @SpeakerRyan @VP HOW MANY MORE CHILDREN will have to die before you take action and put aside politics for the lives of millions of children? I’m looking forward to midterms because at this point that’s the only way