Rick Scott doesn’t want ‘anti-Israel’ Canadian legislators in Florida

The House of Commons wants to crack down on arms sales as the war with Hamas rages.

Florida often hosts so-called “snowbirds” from Canada during the winter months. But U.S. Sen. Rick Scott wants to clip the wings of Canadian elected leaders who may want to visit the state in the wake of a decision to ban arm sales to Israel amid its war with Hamas.

“Canada is sending a clear signal of being anti-Israel, so let me send one back on behalf of our state: Florida proudly stands with Israel and always will. Any Canadian politician who voted for this should do everyone a favor and stay out of the Sunshine State,” Scott posted to X.

Canada’s arms sales to Israel don’t amount to much; just $22 million in 2022, per Haaretz. But Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly characterized as a “real thing” a nonbinding vote in the House of Commons urging the cessation of sales.

Scott’s comments follow Israeli ire over the Canadian arms moratorium

“It’s regrettable that the Canadian government is taking a step that undermines Israel’s right to self-defense against Hamas terrorists, who have committed terrible crimes against humanity and against innocent Israeli civilians, including the elderly, women, and children. History will judge Canada’s current action harshly. Israel will continue to fight until Hamas is destroyed and all hostages are returned home,” asserted Minister of Foreign Affairs Israel Katz.

“We feel the whole motivation behind the motion was to increase pressure on Israel,” added Israeli Ambassador to Canada Iddo Moed in comments to the Toronto Star. “It’s not about releasing the hostages. It’s not about Hamas laying down their weapons.”

The resolution could have been stronger still, had it not been for an amendment striking language advocating for Palestinian statehood, notes the Star.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • Dont Say FLA

    March 20, 2024 at 8:45 am

    If everybody would just take Rick’s and the NAACP’s advice to stay out of Florida, most of the USA’s problems would soon dissipate to near nothing right along with Florida’s tourism based economy.

    • Impeach Biden

      March 20, 2024 at 9:54 am

      No one is paying attention to the NAACP’s advice. Florida is extremely popular with all colors, sexes, pronouns, etc.

      • rick whitaker

        March 20, 2024 at 1:37 pm

        im, some things are popular for being bad, some things are popular for being good, some things are popular for being dangerous, so wtf does popularity got to do with the hell hole known as florida?

        • Bonnie

          March 23, 2024 at 9:45 pm


      • Dont Say FLA

        March 20, 2024 at 4:33 pm

        On this topic I can’t say I blame anybody for not listening to the NAACP. If the NAACP frequently concurs with Rick Scott, they must have lost their way.

  • MH/Duuuval

    March 20, 2024 at 9:19 am

    I’d like to invite Rick to leave Florida. Not sure what locale would appreciate his criminal cupidity.

  • FLPatriot

    March 20, 2024 at 9:32 am

    Hey Ricky. STFU.

  • Ron Forrest Ron

    March 20, 2024 at 4:37 pm

    Canada: “We would like to see innocent people remain alive, be fed and watered and medically cared for.”

    Rick Scott: “Why do you hate Israel!”


    Senator Scott describing a humanitarian position as being anti-Israel is far more telling than the humanitarian position ever might have been.

    Thanks for the reveal, Rick! You sick f_ck.

  • rick whitaker

    March 20, 2024 at 5:11 pm

    rick scott, if you get elected again, florida deserves you.

  • My Take

    March 24, 2024 at 8:53 pm

    Scott is just a cheap-jack panderer.

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