Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) spoke out in support of President Donald Trump pulling out of an attack on Iran during an interview with Fox News on Monday.
The senator pointed out that the president’s sanction strategy is working to weaken Iran’s economy and that he supported Trump’s recent actions.
“First off, this is all happening because the president’s sanctions are working. Iran’s not our partner, they support Hamas, Hezbollah so they’re causing problems for Israel, they’re in Venezuela, now what they’re doing, they’re attacking ships and shooting down drones. So this is a terrorist group, and we have got to do everything we can and I’m glad the president is being cautious.”
Scott also brought up the president backing out the Iran attack, saying that he hoped the Iranian government did not mistake the action for weakness.
“And I hope they … don’t take prudence for being weak,” said Scott.
While Scott admitted that the president does not seem to want to start a war, he said that the American government was in a difficult situation.
“It doesn’t mean he’s weak, he’s got to do the right thing for America,” said Scott. “But I believe the president is saying what he really believes. He doesn’t want war. But you can’t have Iran having a nuclear weapon when they chant ‘death to America’ and they say they want to obliterate Israel.”
….a dangerous journey. We don’t even need to be there in that the U.S. has just become (by far) the largest producer of Energy anywhere in the world! The U.S. request for Iran is very simple – No Nuclear Weapons and No Further Sponsoring of Terror!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 24, 2019
The president tweeted on Monday that he has very simple requests for Iran and said that the U.S. was done protecting other countries.
“We don’t even need to be there in that the U.S. has just become (by far) the largest producer of Energy anywhere in the world!” tweeted Trump. “The U.S. request for Iran is very simple – No Nuclear Weapons and No Further Sponsoring of Terror!”
As IJR News reported, the president has expressed interest in making a deal with Iran to lessen the sanctions in a potential de-escalation of the tensions.