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Former CIA agent breaks down on CNN over Florida school shooting

Former CIA agent breaks down on CNN over Florida school shooting

"We're talking about legislation".

He continued, 'A child of God is dead.

"Cannot we acknowledge in this country that we can not accept this?" he asked, choking back tears.

"I talked to a terrorist who nearly died", after being sent by ISIS and Al-Qaeda to detonate a auto bomb, Mudd said, seeming to stray somewhat.

Mudd was in tears by the end of his comments and he told Wolf Blitzer he just couldn't continue.

CNN counterterrorism analyst Phil Mudd on Wednesday choked back tears as he confronted the grim details of the nation's latest school shooting, a massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that authorities say took the life of more than 17 people.




Blitzer graciously cut to another guest after telling Mudd he would come back to him. "Unfortunately it happens all too often". "People say we've got to learn some lessons".

"Unfortunately lessons are never, never learned", he added.

Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., echoed Blitzer's critique in an impassioned speech on the Senate floor. "We're talking about legislation", Mudd said before beginning to break down while condemning the shameful inaction to stop school shootings in the U.S.

"It only happens here not because of coincidence, not because of bad luck, but as a outcome of our inaction", he added.

A composed Mudd returned to the air to echo his earlier refrain - that "the country is not serious" about addressing gun violence. Mudd said, speaking for millions.


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