Sen. Rene Garcia sent Senate President Mike Haridopolos a letter Wednesday asking him to "examine" Gov. Rick Scott's signing statement in which he called a new anti-Cuba law essentially unenforceable.
Garcia, a Hialeah Republican, sponsored the legislation cracking down on awarding government contracts to companies with business ties to Cuba and Syria. Scott signed the bill in a ceremony at Miami's Freedom Tower on Tuesday -- and then issued a signing statement saying federal authorization would be required to enforce the bill's restrictions, "effectively nullifying the legislation," as Garcia wrote to Haridopolos.
That did not sit well with Miami-Dade's Cuban-American Republicans, who felt blindsided by the governor. U.S. Rep. David Rivera of Miami went as far as suggesting he may sue the governor.
"By this letter, I am requesting that your office examine the constitutionality of Governor Scott’s actions as to the execution of this bill or lack thereof," Garcia wrote in the letter. Read the letter here.