Appearing Tuesday on Fox News from the
Republican National Convention (RNC), Florida Governor Rick Scott
said that his state is focused on jobs, not social issues.
When host Greta Van Susteren asked
Scott how he reconciles GOP rhetoric on uniting the party with its
platform that calls for overturning last year's Supreme Court ruling
that led to nationwide marriage equality and supports efforts to
undermine the ruling, Scott answered that he was unaware of the
document's anti-LGBT planks.
“The Supreme Court has already made
the decision. You know what, the Orlando bombing attacked our gay
community, attacked our Hispanic community,” Scott said, a
reference to last month's mass shooting in a gay nightclub that
killed 49 people and injured dozens.
“We need to figure out how to come
together as a country and include the Republican Party. We all need
to come together.”
“Are you for that amendment or not?”
Van Susteren asked.
“Look, it's the law of the land,”
“Okay, so the part of the platform
which seeks a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage, you'd
“I haven't seen that. But I'll tell
you what, the Supreme Court has already made the decision,” Scott
said. “In my state, we're focused on jobs.”