2. SOUNDBITE: (English) Rep. Dave Jolly, (R) Florida:
"Shame on members of Congress who use a tragedy in Orlando to play politics and that's on both sides of the aisle and shame on candidates who do the same thing. So a members briefing that immediately turns into questions of partisanship is unfortunate for the American people so listen a tribute to law enforcement, they were doing the best they could in this case. This was someone who was intent on being a terrorist and, unfortunately, he achieved it."
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4. SOUNDBITE: (English) Rep. Dave Jolly, (R) Florida:
"When both sides of the aisle fall back into their partisan trenches we get nothing done. It is as heartbreaking as what we've seen this past week to see people yelling, 'Shame' on the House floor, to see presidential candidates claiming credit or casting blame, to see Harry Reid blame Marco Rubio. This is what politicians do and it's disgusting. This is an American moment where we should not be Republicans or Democrats. We should solve this issue."
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6. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Adam Schiff, (D) California
"One of the issues that was raised repeatedly during the briefing is the issue of whether someone who has been watch listed but has then been moved off the watch list should nonetheless be subject of a flag when they seek to purchase a weapon like an assault weapon. Such that the FBI could consider whether that warranted a reopening of the investigation."
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8. SOUNDBITE: (English) Rep. Alan Grayson, (D) Florida:
"The reason why we suffered the worst mass shooting in history is because it was possible for one person to kill so many people so quickly. He couldn't have done it with a boxcutter. He couldn't have done it with a rock. He had to have an automatic weapon to do it. That's what made this tragedy possible."
"I think we had an informative session many questions about the impending investigation which the FBI director answered. It's important to remember it's still early, this is basically two and half days since the attack in Orlando. I suspect we will be back up here. I know we have a meeting tomorrow with the Senate. There will be opportunties to testify publicly."
Congressional members criticized their peers for playing politics after the mass shooting in Orlando.
Others blamed the legislature's inaction on gun control laws, which they said, allowed one gunman to kill 49 people in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Adam Schiff of California, says he wants to explore the potential for a system that would trigger an alert when someone who was previously on a terrorism watch list wants to buy a gun.
The congressional members spoke following a classified briefing with FBI Director James Comey and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Tuesday.