Florida Governor Rick Scott isn’t too happy with Barack Obama following what should have been a speech to console the victims of Orlando and outline an effective strategy for stopping Islamic terror in America but turned into a lengthy gun control pitch.
In an interview with Bill Hemmer on America’s Newsroom, Scott absolutely unloaded on Obama and his inability to actually define the threat from radical Islam. He also came to the defense of the Second Amendment, which he said has been around for centuries, unlike the radical Muslims we’re facing now.
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Here’s a transcript of the interview, via the Gateway Pundit:
Bill Hemmer: Yesterday, the president came and said the fight against ISIS has been relentless. Do you believe that?
Governor Rick Scott: It’s still here. Now think about that, we had 49 people slaughtered. I have still have people, my citizens, in hospitals. We have got, now listen, I’m fed up with this… When do we stop and say, ‘Enough’s enough!’ When are we going to absolutely say our number one focus, destroy ISIS! Stop radical Islam! I mean I do not want this to happen in my state again. This is disgusting. I’m fed up with it. It was an attack on our gay community, our Hispanic community…This has to stop.
Bill Hemmer: The message yesterday was about guns in America. Do you agree with that?
Governor Scott: The Second Amendment didn’t kill any of these individuals. Evil killed them. ISIS killed them. Radical Islam killed them. We’ve had the Second Amendment for over 200 years. We are not doing enough to destroy ISIS. We need a president right now to say, besides building the economy, our number one focus right now is to destroy ISIS! People care about their safety. They’re scared to death.
I’ve talked to so many people who are worried about are they going to be a target. That’s not how this country should live. We have the resources. Destroy ISIS.
It’s hard to disagree with him, considering Obama appeared to be far more passionate about pushing his gun control agenda than he did talking about fighting terrorism or stopping ISIS, both of which he merely spouted off the same talking points we’ve been hearing from him all along.
But you know, his views on this entire thing are pretty much the definition of a double standard, so it would be interesting to ask Obama why a guy with a gun kills people and it makes all gun owners killers, but a guy with a Quran kills people and it has nothing to do with Islam.