Cruz Backs Counterterrorism — And More

As Gov. Rick Scott touts his proposal to provide $5.8 million to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for counterterrorism efforts, he got support Thursday from House Minority Leader Janet Cruz, D-Tampa.

But in a prepared statement, Cruz also suggested some gun control is in order — a view Scott and his fellow Republicans probably won’t share. Here is Cruz’s statement:

“I share Governor Scott’s commitment to ensuring that our law enforcement community has the resources necessary for counterterrorism to ensure that another tragedy like the massacre at Pulse nightclub never occurs again. While this critical investment will allow the state to better monitor and prevent acts of terror, it is my hope this is one part of a conversation about passing meaningful reforms that keep weapons from falling into the hands of dangerous criminals and those suffering from mental illness who seek to inflict violence upon Floridians.”


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