Although the man who went on a shooting spree at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida was an American citizen from New York, Florida Governor Rick Scott called for tougher immigration laws, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
He also said that he wants to rid his state of Muslims.
“It’s evil,” he told the AJC. “I’m responsible for 20 million people in my state and 100 million tourists. I don’t want radical Islam in my state.”
President Barack Obama plans on visiting the state on Thursday to show his support for families and victims of the largest U.S. terrorist attack since 9/11.
The tension between Gov. Scott and Obama has been ongoing and reached new heights when Scott agreed with Donald Trump for suggesting that Obama aided ISIS with the attack on Orlando.
“I think what he’s saying is – we have to have a president that is going to focus day-in and day-out on something that’s important to our country. Is he destroying ISIS?” Scott had said. “I support Donald Trump because I believe he’s a businessperson that’s going to get the economy going, but also he’s going to focus on how we destroy ISIS.”