By Jeremy Herb - 09/17/13 02:43 PM EDT
Washington Mayor Vincent Gray said the Navy Yard shooter may have gained access to the base because of the sequester.
In an interview with CNN, Gray speculated that the automatic budget cuts might have cut into security funds that would have prevented the shooter from gaining access.
“It’s hard to know,” Gray in an interview on CNN. “We’ll continue in this investigation. But certainly as I look at, for example, sequestration, which is about saving money in the federal government being spent. We somehow skimped on what would be available for projects like this, and then we put people at risk."