Rep. Zeldin Calls for Congressional Hearing and Action Following Parkland Shooting
WASHINGTON - Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) issued the following statement calling for a Congressional hearing and action after law enforcement was unable to identify the indicators and threat posed by Nikolas Cruz prior to the February 14, 2018 Parkland High School mass shooting.
"This tragedy could have and should have been prevented. The warning signs were there and clearly pointed to the fact this young man was extremely troubled. In light of this tragedy, it is critical Congress, law enforcement and the American public identify how Nikolas Cruz slipped through the cracks. We must prevent another such breakdown. I support law abiding citizens having the ability to possess firearms to protect themselves, their families, their loved ones and property. However, we must ensure lunatics manifesting violent criminal intentions to murder with firearms have access to none.”
The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform or the Committee on the Judiciary are two of the Committees that could consider initiating this important hearing.