Clinton calls for "statesmanship, not partisanship" after Orlando

Clinton on Orlando shootings: "This is a mome... 06:42

Hillary Clinton on Monday criticized those who seek to politicize the tragedy of the mass shooting in Orlando Sunday morning, saying it's time for "statesmanship" and calling for "a great deal of urgency" to prevent similar attacks from happening.

"This is a moment for statesmanship, not partisanship," she told "CBS This Morning" in a phone interview. "We should be coming together, we should be trying to figure out the best way forward."

The former secretary of state and presumptive Democratic nominee said it's essential that the United States work with allies throughout the Muslim world to cut off sources of radicalization.

"Even as we figure out more about what happened, we've got to defend our country from these so-called lone wolves and work with our allies to dismantle the global networks that fuel this kind of radicalization," she said.

In order to deal with "lone wolf" attacks in particular, like those in both Orlando and San Bernardino, Clinton said she'd establish a team "specifically dedicated" to tracking down potential attackers.

"Whatever resources, whatever manpower, whatever technological abilities are needed we have got to provide them," she said. "This is a different threat, this is a different kind of challenge we face."

As for gun control reforms, Clinton said the use of assault weapons in Orlando--the killer had an AR-15-style rifle--should cause the country to take another look at changing the laws.

"They are using guns, as they did in San Bernardino," she said. "...We've got to make it harder for them to do that, and we've got to keep weapons of war off our streets."

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    Emily Schultheis

    Emily Schultheis is a reporter/editor for CBS News Digital.