After a shooter opened fire at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Friday, killing at least five people, Florida Governor Rick Scott says he reached out to President-elect Donald Trump but not President Obama.
Florida Governor Rick Scott says he has not spoken to President Obama regarding the airport shooting, but reached out to President-elect Trump and has ”spoken to him and Vice President-elect Pence multiple times” because he has a ”personal relationship” with them.
“I have reached out to President-elect Trump, and spoken to him and Vice President-elect Pence multiple times to keep them informed. And they told me whatever resources that we need from the federal government, they would do everything in their power to make that happen,” said Florida Governor Rick Scott. “I’ve not talked to President Obama,” he said.
Some liberals can’t believe Gov. Scott goes to Trump over Obama for help.
“It’s horrible what happened here. It’s not time to be political, it’s a time to mourn those that lost their life…” said Scott.
Officials said 26-year-old Iraq war veteran, Esteban Santiago, is suspected of fatally shooting at least five people and wounding eight at a baggage carousel at Fort Lauderdale’s international airport.
Esteban Santiago, 26, who was taken into custody immediately following the shooting and questioned at length, was expected to face federal charges in the shooting rampage, said George Piro, special agent in charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s office in Miami.
Piro said investigators had not ruled out terrorism as a possible motive in the rampage and were reviewing the suspect’s recent travel.