Rick Scott: Apple Needs to Work With FBI to Get Info on NAS Pensacola Terrorist Attack

With the FBI reaching out to Apple to help unlock two iPhones which could help provide information on last month’s terrorist attack in Pensacola, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., said the company should fully cooperate with law enforcement.

Scott weighed in on the matter this week.

“Every American should be greatly concerned about last month’s terrorist attack that killed three brave sailors in Florida,” Scott said on Wednesday. “It is unthinkable that any American business would refuse to offer their resources to help get to the bottom of an attack on our nation. Fourth Amendment protections don’t apply to dead terrorists. I hope Apple Inc. decides to comply with the FBI as soon as possible and be proactive in the effort to prevent future terrorist attacks.”

Last month, Scott appeared on Fox News, demanding an end to a program where foreign military personnel train at U.S. military flight schools. The terrorist behind the attack was a lieutenant in the Saudi Arabian Air Force who was training at NAS Pensacola.

Scott weighed also called for more transparency on the vetting process used by the federal government for foreign nationals. He also said that the terrorist should never have been allowed on a military post.


Reach Kevin Derby at kevin.derby@floridadaily.com.


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