Those hoping for Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel to finally acknowledge his egregious lack of action during the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School earlier this year in his annual Christmas message will be sorely disappointed. Instead, Israel gave a mealy-mouthed and extremely general statement about it being a “trying year” for those in Broward.
Wonder if he thinks his year has been tougher than that of the families who will never see their loved ones again due to the crazed mass murderer who snuffed out so many lives? Or tougher than the horrid experience that dozens of students directly in the line-of-fire faced on the fateful day?
His men remained frozen outside of the school as the shooter unloaded his magazines, with students and faculty screaming for help to no avail. Lawsuits and subsequent investigations have revealed the severe incompetence of Israel in his leadership role as top-cop, along with the failure to act by his rank-and-file.
The Gateway Pundit has been closely following the fallout of the shooting and recently reported that a Hillary Clinton’Esque former Sheriff was being considered as Israel’s replacement. While it is certain that he will be removed from office in the near future, rumors are swirling that outgoing Governor Rick Scott might eighty-six him before Governor-elect Ron DeSantis gets to fulfill his campaign promise of axing the incompetent lawman.
Andrew Pollack, the father of slain student Meadow Pollack, has been a central player in demanding school safety improvements on the statewide and federal levels. Gaining a national profile on President Trump’s school safety commission, many are looking to Pollack to ensure that Florida politicians uphold their promise of removing Israel.
A high power lobbying firm has reportedly been retained by the Broward County Sheriff’s Office at the behest of Israel, who is hoping that he can peddle his way out of extinction.
Most everyone believed that Israel’s ouster was a forgone conclusion, a political victory that Republicans and Democrats could universally celebrate. Unfortunately, as is the case in politics more often than not, nothing is easy. With hope on the horizon on many fronts in 2019, Broward Coward Scott Israel remains the political venereal disease that Floridians can’t kick.