Fla. Gov. criticizes Jesse Jackson over comments

Published On: Jul 31 2013 01:26:39 PM EDT
The Rev Jesse Jackson

John Couwels/CNN

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is sharply criticizing Jesse Jackson over comments he made while joining a Capitol protest.
    
Jackson spent time this week with a group upset with the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial. They've refused to leave the Capitol until Scott calls a special session and asks legislators to overhaul the state's self-defense laws.
    
Scott so far has refused the request.
    
The veteran activist criticized the state as the "Selma of our time" and made a comparison of Scott to former Alabama Gov. George Wallace. Selma, Alabama was the site of civil rights protests and clashes with police during the '60s.
    
Scott in a release blasted Jackson's comments as "reckless" and "divisive." He says that Jackson should apologize for his remarks, which he also called insulting.

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