Gov. Rick Scott responded to the national criticism and the comments from Senator Nelson. In a statement emailed to Channel 4, he wrote:
"It is a shame that Senator Nelson doesn't give this kind of attention to fixing Washington's failures on Lake Okeechobee's environmental issues, fixing health insurance for those who lost their policies, and fixing the ridiculous flood insurance rate hikes on Floridians.
DEO is going to get this fixed. Deloitte has already been fined millions of dollars and we continue to penalize them $15,000 every day that we do not have a working system. DEO is now also working with another company to help get this fixed. This will be fixed. We will absolutely make sure every claimant entitled to benefits gets them."