Politics, States

Drumbeat for Sheriff Israel to Resign Is Getting Louder

In case you were camping in the middle of nowhere over the weekend, you missed watching the world slowly implode around Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel.

After the debacle at CNN’s NRA setup, Israel began to get very defensive about why Nikolas Cruz had never been apprehended despite roughly 40 calls about his dangerous behavior.

The next shoe to drop was the revelation that his deputies refused to engage Cruz during the shooting spree.

That led to a call for his removal by FL state Rep. Bill Hager.

Now Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran has added his voice to those calls.

Which has led to Gov. Rick Scott calling for an investigation.

Israel’s job security isn’t looking so great these days. We’ll keep you posted.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel was a hero at the CNN town hall last Wednesday night when he demagogued the Parkland, Florida, shooting and shamed local politicians, Dana Loesch and the NRA in front of an approving liberal, anti-gun mob. Since then, however, it’s been all downhill for “Sheriff Do-nothing.”

Outside of that left-wing bubble, the disgraced sheriff has been battling increased calls to resign from politicians, activists, conservative media, and others due to his department’s woeful incompetence and dereliction of duty before, during, and after the Valentine’s Day shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that claimed 17 lives.

State Rep. Bill Hager first called for Israel to step down because his department didn’t act on the dozens of police visits to the shooter’s home and because of reports that several of his officers stood down while students were being shot inside the school.

On CNN Sunday, Israel responded to Hager by saying it was a “shameful, politically motivated letter that had no facts.”

But according to records obtained by BuzzFeed News, Broward County police responded to at least 45 calls involving suspected Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz or his family since 2008.

Conservative journalist Michelle Malkin has looked through the logs of the calls to police, including times when he “held a gun up to his mom’s head,” imbibed gasoline, cut himself, and rubbed “his hands in glee thinking of the inheritance that he was going to get as a result of his adopted father dying.” Malkin said the “feckless sheriff” should “absolutely” resign, noting that he has taken no responsibility for failures of his department.

Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran also called for Scott’s ouster in a letter on Saturday signed by 73 Republican colleagues, which read: “years leading up to this unspeakable tragedy, Sheriff Israel, his deputies, and staff ignored repeated warning signs about the violent, erratic, threatening and antisocial behavior of Nikolas Jacob Cruz.”

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