Former CIA and FBI agent Phil Mudd broke down in tears Wednesday while speaking about the school shooting in Florida.
Here’s what he said:
“Phil Mudd, you’re hearing these accounts,” CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer asked. “What’s going through your mind as someone who has worked at the FBI?”
“You think it’s antiseptic, it’s not,” Mudd responded.
“I talked to a terrorist who almost died because he wanted to blow up a weapon,” he explained, “a car bomb and he was sent to go blow up that car by ISIS and al-Qaeda, and they didn’t tell him he was gonna go blow up that car bomb, when he detonated when the car caught fire, it didn’t blow up.”
“And I talked to him after he lost a lot of his skins, his hands, his feet,” he continued.
“I have 10 nieces and nephews,” he said, “and we’re talking about bump stocks, we’re talking about legislation.”
“A child of God is dead,” he said emotionally. “Can not we acknowledge in this country that we cannot accept this?”
“I can’t do it, Wolf,” he said, “I’m sorry, I can’t do it.”
Here’s the video of Mudd on CNN:
“A child of God is dead. Can not we acknowledge in this country that we cannot accept this?” Counterterrorism analyst Phil Mudd becomes emotional about the shooting at a Florida high school https://t.co/mt55EwkQj1 https://t.co/NLYw9tB3K0
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A suspect was identified by police as a former student, and authorities confirmed that at least 17 were killed in the shooting.