Speaker Paul Ryan blasts partial release of Orlando shooting transcripts

U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) takes questions at a news conference in Washington, U.S. May 12, 2016. Ryan called on June 20, 2016, for the release of the full transcript of calls a gunman made as he killed dozens at a Florida nightclub as a political battle over gun violence brewed in the U.S. Congress REUTERS/Jim Bourg/Files


Speaker Paul Ryan.

House Speaker Paul Ryan is criticizing the FBI for releasing a partial transcript of Orlando gunman Omar Mateen’s conversation with a 911 dispatcher, calling it ‘‘preposterous.’’

The Wisconsin Republican called on the Obama administration to release the full transcript with no redactions ‘‘so the public is clear-eyed about who did this, and why.’’


Ryan said in a statement Monday: ‘‘We know the shooter was a radical Islamist extremist inspired by ISIS. We also know he intentionally targeted the LGBT community.’’

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