In response to the Parkland Florida shootings

*NOTE* I will not be using the shooters name or picture, and I encourage everyone to do the same and not glorify these people.

After the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland Florida on February 14, 2018 a lot of people are calling for the resignation of the Director of the FBI Christopher A. Wray after it was disclosed that the FBI had received a tip about the shooter and failed to act “appropriately” on the tip.  First of all I agree the information should have been forwarded to the Miami field office for further examination, but you have to realize that the FBI gets an average of 700 tips per day and they can’t immediately follow up on every since tip.  Think about it this way 700 tips per day times 365 day per year equals 255,500 tips per year, now there are only about 13,412 special agents so that’s 255,500 tips divided by 13,412 special agents which equals 19.050104384.  Now lets say that the average tip requires one month to fully investigate and since there are only 12 months in a year that leaves 7.050104384 tips per agent that can’t be investigated, and remember this is in a perfect situation and those don’t really happen.

Am I saying the people of Parkland, FL should just get over it?  No, they’ve been though a traumatic event and are looking for someone to blame, I get that.  But to the people in the rest of the country I would say look at the facts, the FBI isn’t perfect they aren’t going to catch every criminal, if they were perfect there wouldn’t be a Top 10 Most Wanted list.

If you still think the FBI Director should resign

Well if you still think the FBI director should resign then you have to also hold those who put him in charge of the FBI responsible as well, after all they are the ones who nominated him, vetted him, and ultimately voted to confirm him.  After all it is these people’s job to make sure that the person they give the job to is qualified for the job, and if you think he needs to resign then you must think he’s not qualified, and lets face it if the people who nominated him, vetted him, and confirmed him picked an unqualified person then they too must be unqualified and therefor should also be forced to resign.

The following is a list of the elected officials who were responsible for nominating, vetting, and confirming Christopher A. Wray to be the Director of the FBI:

Vetting and Nomination

President Donald Trump

All Senate Votes

*NOTE* All votes are listed that means “Yea & Nay” votes.
Vote Party Representative State
Yea   R   Shelby, Richard AL
Yea   R   Strange, Luther AL
Yea   R   Murkowski, Lisa AK
Yea   R   Sullivan, Dan AK
Yea   R   Flake, Jeff AZ
No Vote   R   McCain, John AZ
Yea   R   Boozman, John AR
Yea   R   Cotton, Tom AR
Yea   D   Feinstein, Dianne CA
Yea   D   Harris, Kamala CA
Yea   D   Bennet, Michael CO
Yea   R   Gardner, Cory CO
Yea   D   Blumenthal, Richard CT
Yea   D   Murphy, Christopher CT
Yea   D   Carper, Thomas DE
Yea   D   Coons, Chris DE
Yea   D   Nelson, Bill FL
Yea   R   Rubio, Marco FL
Yea   R   Isakson, John GA
Yea   R   Perdue, David GA
Yea   D   Hirono, Mazie HI
Yea   D   Schatz, Brian HI
Yea   R   Crapo, Michael ID
Yea   R   Risch, James ID
Yea   D   Duckworth, Tammy IL
Yea   D   Durbin, Richard IL
Yea   D   Donnelly, Joe IN
Yea   R   Young, Todd IN
Yea   R   Ernst, Joni IA
Yea   R   Grassley, Chuck IA
Yea   R   Moran, Jerry KS
Yea   R   Roberts, Pat KS
Yea   R   McConnell, Mitch KY
Vote Party Representative State
Yea   R   Paul, Rand KY
Yea   R   Cassidy, Bill LA
Yea   R   Kennedy, John LA
Yea   R   Collins, Susan ME
Yea   I   King, Angus ME
Yea   D   Cardin, Benjamin MD
Yea   D   Van Hollen, Chris MD
Nay   D   Markey, Ed MA
Nay   D   Warren, Elizabeth MA
Yea   D   Peters, Gary MI
Yea   D   Stabenow, Debbie MI
No Vote   D   Franken, Al MN
Yea   D   Klobuchar, Amy MN
Yea   R   Cochran, Thad MS
Yea   R   Wicker, Roger MS
Yea   R   Blunt, Roy MO
Yea   D   McCaskill, Claire MO
Yea   R   Daines, Steve MT
Yea   D   Tester, Jon MT
Yea   R   Fischer, Deb NE
Yea   R   Sasse, Benjamin NE
Yea   D   Cortez Masto, Catherine NV
Yea   R   Heller, Dean NV
New Hampshire
Yea   D   Hassan, Maggie NH
Yea   D   Shaheen, Jeanne NH
New Jersey
Yea   D   Booker, Cory NJ
Yea   D   Menéndez, Bob NJ
New Mexico
Yea   D   Heinrich, Martin NM
Yea   D   Udall, Tom NM
New York
Nay   D   Gillibrand, Kirsten NY
Yea   D   Schumer, Chuck NY
North Carolina
No Vote   R   Burr, Richard NC
Yea   R   Tillis, Thom NC
North Dakota
Vote Party Representative State
Yea   D   Heitkamp, Heidi ND
Yea   R   Hoeven, John ND
Yea   D   Brown, Sherrod OH
Yea   R   Portman, Rob OH
Yea   R   Inhofe, Jim OK
Yea   R   Lankford, James OK
Nay   D   Merkley, Jeff OR
Nay   D   Wyden, Ron OR
Yea   D   Casey, Bob PA
Yea   R   Toomey, Pat PA
Rhode Island
Yea   D   Reed, John RI
Yea   D   Whitehouse, Sheldon RI
South Carolina
Yea   R   Graham, Lindsey SC
Yea   R   Scott, Tim SC
South Dakota
Yea   R   Rounds, Mike SD
Yea   R   Thune, John SD
Yea   R   Alexander, Lamar TN
Yea   R   Corker, Bob TN
Yea   R   Cornyn, John TX
Yea   R   Cruz, Ted TX
Yea   R   Hatch, Orrin UT
Yea   R   Lee, Mike UT
Yea   D   Leahy, Patrick VT
Yea   I   Sanders, Bernie VT
Yea   D   Kaine, Timothy VA
Yea   D   Warner, Mark VA
Yea   D   Cantwell, Maria WA
Yea   D   Murray, Patty WA
West Virginia
Yea   R   Capito, Shelley WV
Yea   D   Manchin, Joe WV
Yea   D   Baldwin, Tammy WI
Yea   R   Johnson, Ron WI
Yea   R   Barrasso, John WY
Yea   R   Enzi, Michael WY