Andrew Pollack — who lost his daughter in the Florida school shooting and was attacked online for being pro-Trump — tore into the media on Sunday for pushing a gun control narrative in the days following the tragic shooting.
He made his comments on “Fox News Sunday,” and even criticized host Chris Wallace for focusing on gun control during a preceding interview with Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R).
What did he say?
“You’re talking about gun control. I just had to listen to you and Gov. Scott talk about gun control. Gun control is a big issue, no one in America is going to come together on gun control,” Pollack said.
“You didn’t say one thing about fixing it. The American people, we could get together on school safety,” he added. “But when you polarize it and every other media…we don’t care about gun control right now…you’re not gonna get everyone together on it. But, we are gonna get everyone together on fixing our schools.”
Pollack continued, tearing into the media and Wallace for not asking important questions on how school safety nationwide should be improved to ensure the kids’ safety. He said the media is focusing on gun control because it drives ratings.
“Today, it’s not about guns. It’s about the safety in our schools, and that’s what you ask Gov. Scott about. My kid’s not here, because the schools weren’t safe. That’s the main thing,” Pollack explained.
Pollack suggested that security at schools should be similar to security at airports and courthouses, two places that almost never see any type of violence.
Throughout the rest of the interview, Wallace tried to ask Pollack questions about other topics, such as the school resource officer who didn’t engage the shooter and took cover outside, but Pollack didn’t want to talk about extraneous issues. He sought to keep the dialogue focused on improving school safety, so his daughter’s death wasn’t in “vain.”
However, he did call the school resource officer a “coward” whose inaction led to more deaths.