Florida Gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum criticized by Parkland victim's father

- The father of a Parkland school shooting victim is criticizing Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Andrew Gillum for receiving support from controversial Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel.

Israel has been widely criticized for his handling of events surrounding the tragic mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14, which left 17 people dead. Andrew Pollack’s daughter, Meadow, was among the victims.

Israel is one of several local officials hosting a fundraising breakfast for Gillum, the Tallahassee mayor, this weekend, The Sun-Sentinel reported.

“It is absolutely disgraceful that Andrew Gillum would campaign with Sheriff Israel. Gillum is siding with Sheriff Israel above the interests of our students and citizens, making our schools and communities less safe,” Pollack said in a statement to the Tampa Bay Times. “We need to elect [GOP nominee] Ron DeSantis so people like Sheriff Israel can be held accountable and removed from office.”

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