Here’s some news from Tuesday we didn’t want to let slip by. You probably first saw Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel on stage during CNN’s show trial just one week after the Parkland mass shooting and before the public had learned anything about how, say, the school resource officer stood around and did nothing, Broward deputies took cover behind their cars and did nothing, until police from Coral Springs finally rushed past them and into the school building to start rescue efforts.
And of course, during that show trial, Israel — who knew all of this — tried to lay the blame on Dana Loesch and the NRA.
The case against the Broward Sheriff’s Department and its handling of the situation was massive, and as soon as Ron DeSantis took office as Florida governor in January, he issued an executive order suspending Israel — a move that Israel, of course, blamed on the NRA, which he claimed “controls the governor’s actions.”
Israel refused to bow out quietly, but on Tuesday, the Florida Supreme Court ruled that Gov. DeSantis was fully within his authority to suspend Israel.
BREAKING: Florida Supreme Court rules Gov. Ron Desantis had legal authority to suspend Broward Sheriff Scott Israel https://t.co/9C14htfTXG
— Kyle Morris (@RealKyleMorris) April 23, 2019
Among those happy to hear the news is Andrew Pollack, who lost his daughter Meadow in the shooting.
And that’s a wrap. Sheriff Israel’s attempt to get his job back was REJECTED by the Florida Supreme Court.
— Andrew Pollack (@AndrewPollackFL) April 23, 2019
Good work Andrew!!!!
— DCJones (@DaleCJones) April 23, 2019
…..he’s not even worthy to be a Walmart greeter👋🤤
— A Calif. NY Yankees Fan (@Paulie_Z_2130) April 24, 2019
He should be the Dog Catcher… somewhere only cats live
— NCook (@Cook52N) April 23, 2019
— Rosy Palomino (@RosaMPalomino) April 24, 2019
— Robbin Young (@Robbin_Young) April 23, 2019
I hope the justices did the right thing and laughed in his face.
— Chris (@CoachV79) April 23, 2019
Next up, Runcie.#FixIt
— Clare (@agent_it) April 24, 2019
— Jonathan Westphal (@JGWestphal) April 23, 2019
I remember him on the stage with Dana. The tide has turned.
— ✯ Lizzy Tex Borden ✯ (@LizzyTexBorden) April 24, 2019
Great day in Florida!!!
— SouthernMiss (@miss_scarlett80) April 24, 2019
He belongs in prison
— James Quinn (@jpqspike) April 23, 2019
Revocation of pension would really be a justifiable offense
— Jesse Naber (@NaberBoys) April 24, 2019
I hear CNN is hiring…anybody…no skill required..
— Steven (@orkinbugman) April 24, 2019
@CNN will most certainly hire him as a legal analyst…
— Ryan (@mintyfresh029) April 24, 2019
Wonderful! He should never be allowed in any authority position ever again! He ordered officers to stand down while people were getting killed
— Jennifer Pruitt (@jmpnc7) April 24, 2019
I want to know why he is not being prosecuted for dereliction of duty in telling his officers to stand down while innocent kids were being murdered. He should lose any pension he may have and should never be allowed to hold position of even a security guard ever again.
— Dante's Inferno #MAGA #AutismAwareness🎗 (@DantePrimm) April 23, 2019
Can't blame the Sheriff for thinking he should get his job back. Leftists on government payrolls typically think incompetence is grounds for a promotion and raise.
— Todd Cohen (@molonosoff) April 24, 2019
There is justice sometimes.
— No Collusion No Obstruction (@kim_alley) April 23, 2019
He will be judged by the only one who can pass judgement and that can't come soon enough
— Saltlife (@norgeivar) April 23, 2019
Hey CNN, we keep asking but we never hear back … when are you going to have that follow-up town hall knowing all that we do now? We hear Israel has time on his hands, and we’re sure Loesch would like to ask some follow-up questions.
IT'S OFFICIAL: Gov. Ron DeSantis issues executive order to SUSPEND Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel https://t.co/cxjolSAy2a
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 11, 2019