Florida Gov. Tells Jesse Jackson He Won’t Meet, Demands Apology to State

Florida Gov. Tells Jesse Jackson He Won’t Meet, Demands Apology to State

Jesse Jackson’s Trayvon Martin grandstanding isn’t going over well with Florida Governor, Rick Scott. Unlike a lot of other people in Jackson’s crosshairs, Scott doesn’t seem inclined to kiss Jackson’s behind and make nice.

Rick Scott

After spending the night at the state Capitol with protesters, the Rev. Jesse Jackson refused to comply with Gov. Rick Scott’s request for an apology to Floridians after the civil rights activist called the Sunshine State the “Selma of our time.”

Instead, Jackson stood by the remarks on Wednesday, saying he prefers to have a private conversation with the governor, according to a statement from the governor’s office.

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“It’s disappointing that Jesse Jackson refused to apologize yesterday for his insulting and inflammatory comments about Floridians,” Scott said. “Instead, he doubled down on his divisive and reckless remarks. Without an official, public apology from Jesse Jackson to the people of Florida, any conversation would only reward him for making — and then doubling down — on his irresponsible insults.”

Good seldom comes out of meeting with a professional race hustler like Jesse Jackson who makes a living by being incessantly aggrieved and it’s nice to see that Rick Scott recognizes that fact. If more Republicans had the stones to tell Jackson to take a hike, it would be a better world.

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