Governor Rick Scott today sent a letter to President Donald Trump expressing his support for the U.S. to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal. The Governor has been extremely supportive of standing with the United States’ ally, Israel. Later this month, the Governor will attend the opening of the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem. See Governor Scott’s letter to President Trump below, or click HERE.
May 4, 2018
The Honorable Donald J. Trump
President of the United States
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20500
Dear President Trump:
Florida is home to a vibrant Jewish community and has the third largest Jewish population in the nation. I have had the opportunity to visit Israel twice as Governor to lead economic development missions with Florida business and education leaders, and later this month, I will travel to Israel as the United States officially opens its embassy in Jerusalem. Moving the embassy was very important to me and I appreciate the action you took to make it happen.
As Governor, I have worked aggressively to demonstrate Florida’s unwavering commitment and support for Israel. In Florida, we have continued to take action to stand firmly with Israel and our Jewish community by signing sweeping legislation to prohibit the state from investing in and contracting with companies that boycott Israel, and investing funds to secure our Jewish Day Schools after they faced continuous bomb threats.
However, the greatest issue that I believe impacts Israel at this moment is the reckless Iran deal spearheaded by President Obama. I have continued to be very vocal about the dangers of the Iran deal, and I believe we must withdraw and scrap it entirely. I do not believe this agreement can be fixed – we need a complete reset. The information presented by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu earlier this week further confirms the urgent need to withdraw.
As you continue to review this topic, I urge you to withdraw immediately to ensure the safety of the United States, Israel and all of our allies. Thank you for your leadership on this important issue.