Aaron Alexis, the shooter, had a record of mental health and criminal issues, but
maintained a security clearance that allowed him access to the building where the
rampage took place.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell did not mince words when he spoke to these facts on
WTOP's "Ask the Governor" show Tuesday morning.
"Mental health was at the forefront of this event."
McDonnell sat down in the glass-enclosed nerve center for the monthly call-in show
and took questions on the Navy Yard shootings, a looming federal government
shutdown, implementation of the Affordable Health Care Act and transportation.
The first topic he addressed was gun control in his state.
From right to left, WTOP's Hank Silverberg, Mark Lewis and Gov. Bob McDonnell in WTOP's studios for our monthly call-in show. (WTOP/Sarah Beth Hensley)
Listen to the full broadcast here.
Gov. Bob McDonnell sits down for WTOP's monthly "Ask the Governor" call-in show. (WTOP/Sarah Beth Hensley)