Gov. Scott Demands Apology From Jesse Jackson

By  //  July 31, 2013

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ABOVE VIDEO: Jesse Jackson calls Florida an apartheid state.

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA — Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson’s recent comments criticizing the state of Florida prompted Florida Governor Rick Scott to demand an apology from Jackson.

Gov. Rick Scott
Gov. Rick Scott

In response to the outcome of the George Zimmerman trial, Jackson called Florida an “apartheid state” and the “Selma of our times.” Below is a statement released by the Governor’s office.

 “Jesse Jackson owes every Floridian an apology for his reckless and divisive comments. It is unfortunate that he would come to Florida to insult Floridians and divide our state at a time when we are striving for unity and healing.  Floridians are a strong, resilient people. We are fortunate to live in a great state where all Floridians enjoy opportunities to get a great job and a world-class education.”