by Javier Manjarres
In a clear show of solidarity with Republican Gubernatorial candidate Rick Scott, Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Congressmen Lincoln and Mario Diaz-Balart held a press conference to formally endorse Scott over the Democrat Gubernatorial candidate Alex Sink. The theme of the press conference was growing Florida’s economy by creating jobs, and each of the representatives touted that Rick Scott was the only candidate whose policies and experience would do just that.
The Q&A session got a little spicy after a reporter brought up the illegal immigration issue and questioned if the members of congressional delegation had come to a compromise with Mr. Scott on the illegal immigration issue- recall that all three had opposed any enactment of an Arizona style immigration law here in Florida and have always supported some form of a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants.
The second question regarding illegal immigration seemed to bring out a defensive posture from the representatives, but tempers cooled when Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen took control and asked that the reporters ‘pay attention’ and reiterated that while she and Congressmen Diaz-Balart did not see eye-to-eye with Mr. Scott on the illegal immigration, they agreed with his stance on just about every other issue.
Rick Scott has been an ardent supporter of an Arizona style Immigration law being passed here in Florida- a measure that is overwhelmingly supported by Floridians as well as Americans across the country.