Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday called on the federal government to suspend resettlement of Syrian refugees until a full review of security can be completed following the deadly terror attacks in Paris.
"Let's slow down. Let's take our time. Let's find out what happened in Paris. Let's find out how good our security is. Let's find out our vetting versus the French vetting. Let's see what happened before we rush into allowing 10,000 more Syrians into our country," he told CNBC's "Squawk Box."
He was referring to the State Department's plan to accept 10,000 Syrian refugees next year.
Scott is one of about two dozen Republican governors opposing resettlement of Syrian refugees to their states following Friday's suicide attacks in Paris, for which the militant Islamist group ISIS claimed responsibility. One Democrat, Gov. Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire, has joined the movement.