In the aftermath of the deadly mass shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport today, Florida Governor Rick Scott spoke to the press to give an update.
Scott stated that he reached out to President-elect Donald Trump and Vice-President-elect Mike Pence, who let him know they would help him with any assistance from the federal government.
However, he also let it be known that he has not spoken with the current President, saying Barack Obama has not reached out to him yet. When pressed by reporters, he stated that he only reached out to Trump and Pence, but not to Obama, and that it was him who initiated the contact with Trump/Pence.
Scott later bristled when asked why he didn’t try to contact the sitting POTUS, saying it was not a time to be political.
The shooter has been identified as 26-year-old Esteban Santiago. He was taken by police unharmed after the shooting.
|© AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee Joined by law enforcement officials, Florida Gov. Rick Scott, center, speaks during a news conference outside Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport, Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. A gunman…|
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