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Responding to a clip on CNN's The Situation Room of a mother's loud pleas to “do something” following Wednesday's Florida school shooting, Republican Governor Rick Scott replied that “we got to do everything we can to make sure this doesn't happen.”
Host Wolf Blitzer didn't seem to care what Scott said as he instead lashed out:
BLITZER: I just want to pin you down on this, Governor, because I've known you for a long time. The President of the United States today — he spoke for about seven minutes. He didn't mention the word “gun” even once. Are you ready to commit your political team to work to tighten gun control, gun restrictions, in the state of Florida?
SCOTT: I'll be stronger than that, Wolf. Everything's on the table, alright? I'm going to look at every way that we can make sure our kids are safe.
BLITZER: Even if the National Rifle Association goes after you?
SCOTT: Wolf, I'm going to do — I — look, I love my kids, my grandkids. I know every family in the state is in the same position. We love our children. I'm going to do whatever I can do to keep these kids safe. I'm going to talk about every issue to keep these kids safe.
BLITZER: Including gun control?
SCOTT: I’m — I’m — Wolf, I'm going to do — it's a lot of things. It's looking at, you know, who should have guns. Should individuals with mental illness have guns? Should — what can we do to create more safety in our schools? What can we do to make it easier for our children and make them feel comfortable to report things? It's not one thing. It's all these things put together.