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Florida leaders call for action after 'barbaric' beheading of journalist

Immoral animals who reject the basic code of human morality, committed to barbaric cruelty, bound to cause more suffering and tragedy- these are all ways Florida leaders described ISIS after hearing that American journalist Steven Sotloff was apparently beheaded.

Sotloff grew up in Miami and attended UCF, according to a statement from Florida Governor Rick Scott.

“The people who did this are evil. They are not merely wrong, they are not adversaries, they are evil. And evil must be confronted and destroyed,” reads part of a statement from Scott.

ISIS says they’re motivated by US air strikes in Iraq, but Scott says that’s no motive at all.

“This is not a political or international disagreement. It is a case of barbarians choosing to set themselves apart from the rest of humanity,” he says.

Scott says the US should not stop short of destroying the group.

Florida’s Democratic Senator Bill Nelson has announced his intention to file a bill that would give the President clear authority to order airstrikes on ISIS in Syria.  He says there has been some question about that capacity, so he wants to make it clear, that way the US can quickly respond.

“We must go after ISIS right away because the U.S. is the only one that can put together a coalition to stop this group that’s intent on barbaric cruelty,” a statement from Nelson’s office reads.

Florida’s Republican Senator Marco Rubio also spoke to the need to work in partnership with the region. He stopped short of saying exactly what action he would support against ISIS, but in a statement said he wants to see it soon.

“If we do not act now to assist our Iraqi partners and moderate Syrians who oppose ISIL, as well as utilize our own forces to directly target ISIL’s leadership, the result will be more suffering and tragedy for our people,” Rubio says.

Nelson says his bill will be filed next week, when Congress returns to work.

The video which appears to show Sotloff’s beheading has not yet been authenticated by the White House.

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