Putnam Offers Excuses and Lies to Explain Massive Scandal
Adam Putnam’s latest statement on his department’s failure to keep Floridians safe only raises more questions about why the department allowed guns to be sold for a year without performing background checks — which could havepotentially allowed terrorists to secretly pack heat in Florida.
Putnam tries to put all of the blame on one staffer — but neglects to explain why it took so long to identify the problem and why the employee’s supervisors were never reprimanded. Putnam’s office also spread misinformation to the Tampa Bay Times by falsely claiming that the NICS database did not include criminal information.
If he’s serious about coming clean, Putnam must answer:
“Adam Putnam’s attempt to blame this scandal on one erratic employee is pathetic. Floridians deserve to know the truth about why their government failed to keep them safe — and all Adam Putnam and his team have offered is falsehoods and excuses,” said Florida Democratic Party spokesperson Kevin Donohoe.