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CNN analyst breaks down crying while talking about Florida shooting

CNN counterterrorism analyst Philip Mudd broke down in tears on Wednesday while discussing the Florida school shooting live on CNN.

"I have 10 nieces and nephews,” Mudd said, his voice breaking. “We’re talking about bump stocks, we’re talking about legislation. A child of God is dead. Can not we acknowledge in this country that we cannot accept this?”

“I can’t do it, Wolf,” he said to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. “I’m sorry, we can’t do it."

Blitzer then cut away to a different analyst.

The suspect, who was later put in custody, was identified as a former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., where the shooting took place.

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Authorities said there were multiple fatalities and “at least 14 victims,” though it was unclear how many of the victims were killed and how many were injured.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Guardian slams Trump over comments about assault on reporter Five takeaways from the first North Dakota Senate debate Watchdog org: Tillerson used million in taxpayer funds to fly throughout US MORE and first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpTrump submits 2017 federal income tax returns Overnight Health Care — Presented by Purdue Pharma — Trump officials ratchet up fight over drug pricing | McConnell says Republicans could try again on ObamaCare repeal | Dems go on offense against GOP lawsuit Melania Trump meets with families affected by opioid withdrawal in newborns MORE both tweeted their condolences to the students and families.

Sen. Chris MurphyChristopher (Chris) Scott MurphySaudi mystery drives wedge between Trump, GOP Overnight Defense: Trump worries Saudi Arabia treated as 'guilty until proven innocent' | McConnell opens door to sanctions | Joint Chiefs chair to meet Saudi counterpart | Mattis says Trump backs him '100 percent' Pompeo: Saudis committed to 'accountability' over journalist's disappearance MORE (D-Conn.), a vocal advocate for gun legislation, condemned the shooting on the Senate floor, saying that these kinds of incidents only happen in the U.S. because of legislative “inaction.”

"This happens nowhere else other than the United States of America — this epidemic of mass slaughter, this scourge of school shooting after school shooting,” Murphy said Wednesday.

“It only happens here not because of coincidence, not because of bad luck, but as a consequence of our inaction,” he added. “We are responsible for a level of mass atrocity that happens in this country with zero parallel anywhere else."