AoSHQ The Morning Report
October 6, 2022
t has been five years since Stephen Paddock stashed an arsenal of weapons in his Las Vegas hotel room and began spraying outdoor concertgoers with more than a thousand rounds of rifle fire, killing 58 people and wounding 869. Since the Oct. 1, 2017, massacre, there’s been neither an official nor satisfactory explanation for why Paddock took his assorted rifles and shot those country music fans. But now, an FBI whistleblower believes he has the motive.In Other News
Las Vegas Police issued a 138-page report on the shooting yet kicked over to the FBI and their experts the job of coming up with the motive.
As Florida braces for Hurricane Ian, Biden spoke with Mayor Jane Castor of Tampa, Mayor Ken Welch of St. Petersburg, and Mayor Frank Hibbard of Clearwater, but not Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.In Other News
During a press conference later in the day, DeSantis addressed the lack of direct communication from the White House, noting that while he has gotten the necessary support from FEMA, he has not heard from Joe Biden.
“So I have not personally spoken with the president, but FEMA has approved our pre-landfall request,” DeSantis said in response to a question about his communication with Biden.
“We feel like we have a good relationship with FEMA,” he continued. “You know, I’m happy to brief the president if he’s interested in hearing what we’re doing in Florida, you know, my view on all this is like you got people’s lives at stake, you got their property at stake, and we don’t have time for pettiness. We got to work together to make sure we’re doing the best job for them.”
“So, my phone — my phone line is open,” DeSantis added.