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Scott quotes Wasserman Schultz in statement supporting Israel


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This might be the last time for a long time that Fla. Gov. Rick Scott agrees with Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

Scott, a Republican, on Tuesday released a statement supporting Israel as violence continues in the conflict with the Hamas militant group in Gaza.

“Florida stands with Israel and specifically recognizes Israel’s right to defend all Israelis against acts of violence from Hamas,” Scott said. “Israel’s fight to end the senseless terrorism and violence of Hamas should unite all Americans.

“We must not pretend that this issue is ‘complicated’ as many pundits suggest,” he said. “One thing here is not complicated at all: Hamas wants to destroy Israel. Hamas are the perpetrators.

“Support for Israel is a moral issue, above politics. I agree with Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s assessment that there are ‘way too few, lone voices around the world criticizing’ the continued violence from Hamas,” Scott added.

Wasserman Schultz represents South Florida’s 23rd Congressional district, and is a former state representative and state senator.

Scott concluded: “Violence against Jewish people and any act of anti-Semitism have no place in Florida or any part of the world that values freedom and democracy, without which there can be no peace.”

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