One might think the Broward County Sheriff’s Office would have its hands full trying to determine the events that led to the tragic day 17 people were gunned down at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
But the agency found time to distribute a memo directing deputies to defend Sheriff Scott Israel, who is under intense pressure to resign after it was learned that at least four of his deputies remained outside the building as a killer fired on students.
In an “Ingraham Angle” exclusive, Fox News’ Laura Ingraham obtained an internal email from the Broward County Sheriff’s Office urging staff members to vigorously support Israel as he “find[s himself] up against a flurry of media allegations.”
“He stood with us, and now we must stand with him,” the email reads.
Ingraham noted that the veracity of the memo was “confirmed” by a second source.
Ingraham detailed the grandstanding sheriff’s history, to include participating in the infamous CNN town hall to call for gun control.
In light of the sheriff touting his “amazing leadership” in responding to the shooting, Ingraham shared a bizarre controversy from the past where Israel made himself “the main attraction.”
“Back in September of 2015, he took major heat for putting his big face on five taxpayer-financed Broward Sheriff’s Office cars,” she said, noting that the vehicles were dubbed “Israel-mobiles.”
“The cars were to be assigned to members of Israel’s community outreach team, which itself had been staffed by it looks like just the sheriff’s campaign supporters.”
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