Congressman Ted Deutch (D-FL) represents Parkland, Florida and the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. He joins Cheddar to discuss the state of gun control reform as Congress returns to Capitol Hill. He thinks proposals to arm teachers distract from more meaningful gun control legislation.
The Congressman says teachers don't sign up to be deputy sheriffs, but rather to teach. He reacts to the revelation that the Broward County Sheriff's Department received 23 calls about the school shooter. Deutch calls this yet another "blow" to the Parkland community.
Sheriff Scott Israel is facing increased pressure to resign in light of new information about the volume of warnings about the perpetrator. Congressman Deutch says it's imperative that the Sheriff complete his investigation quickly. He also responds to calls for a boycott of Florida's Spring Break economy until gun control is passed.