A former FBI counterterrorism analyst broke down in tears on CNN Wednesday while talking about the school shooting in Florida that left 17 people dead.
Philip Mudd became overcome with emotional while talking to Wolf Blitzer after CNN anchor asked him how he felt about the incident.
“I have 10 nieces and nephews,” Mudd said of the shooting. “We’re talking about bump stocks, we’re talking about legislation,” he added, before he broke down.
“A child of God is dead. Can not we acknowledge in this country that we cannot accept this?
“I can’t do it, Wolf. I’m sorry, I can’t do it!”
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Blitzer quickly cut away from Mudd, saying, “We’re going to get back to you. You’re obviously, this is so emotional.”
“Unfortunately it happens all too often,” Blitzer continued. “And people say we’ve got to learn some and, as a result people say we’ve got to learn some lessons. Unfortunately lessons are never, never learned.”
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