Lawmaker Says Apple Execs Risk 'Having Blood on Their Hands'

Rep. David Jolly, of Florida, made the remarks.

Jolly said shooter Syed Farook gave up his privacy and civil liberties the day he and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, murdered 14 people and injured more than 20 others. They were later killed in a gun battle with police.

“I am sick and tired in this town and across the country of people not siding with law enforcement, and in this case that includes Apple and that includes [CEO] Tim Cook,” Jolly added.

Comey did not respond to Jolly’s comments.

In an exclusive interview with "World News Tonight" anchor David Muir yesterday, Cook said he believed complying with the judge’s order would put the public at risk.

“If a court can ask us to write this piece of software, think about what else they could ask us to write – maybe it's an operating system for surveillance, maybe the ability for the law enforcement to turn on the camera," Cook said. "I don't know where this stops. But I do know that this is not what should be happening in this country."

In a statement to customers last week, Cook said Apple has “no sympathy for terrorists” and wants “justice for all those whose lives were affected” by the San Bernardino attacks. However, developing a way into Farook’s phone is “something we consider too dangerous to create,” Cook said.

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