TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Do you think it's appropriate for the state of Florida to postpone an execution because of a political fundraiser?
Gov. Scott scheduled Gore's execution for Tuesday night at 6 p.m.
Gov. Scott agreed to postpone the execution until October 1.
"No, I did not. We set the date. The attorney general's office asked for a postponement so we went along with that.
Scott was asked if he would have postponed the execution if he had known the reason.
"We try to comply with when another Cabinet member asks for something, we try to work with them."
"As a prosecutor, there was nothing more important than seeing justice done, especially when it came to the unconscionable act of murder. I personally put two people on death row and, as Attorney General, have already participated in eight executions since I took office, a role I take very seriously.
"The planned execution of Marshall Lee Gore had already been stayed twice by the courts, and we should not have requested that the date of the execution be moved."