Florida Governor Scott meets with Homeland Security

Jul 14, 2011

The following article was posted to the WPTV website on July 14, 2011:

Scott meets with Homeland Security

By Whitney Ray

Governor Rick Scott met with members of the Department of Homeland Security in Tallahassee Wednesday. Reporters were kept out of the meeting until the last 10 minutes. Scott says the meeting was about keeping Floridians safe after natural disasters and preventing terrorist attacks. He also told reporters he supports the TSA, which has been under scrutiny for its sometimes controversial airport screening tactics.

“I hope the TSA continues to take their job very seriously, which I think they do, because it keeps our tourism going,” said Scott.

Last month the Texas legislature came close to passing a bill to ban the TSA from performing screenings without a reasonable suspicious that a passenger is a threat. The bill failed in the last moments of the Texas special session.

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