Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi was the subject of a pretty harsh grilling from CNN’s Anderson Cooper yesterday over her public embrace of the LGBT community after Orlando, given her past positions. And she’s not happy about it at all.
Cooper repeatedly confronted Bondi yesterday over whether she can really be a “champion” to the LGBT community when she, in court, argued that gay marriage could potentially cause “public harm.” She insisted she was going by the state constitution, but Cooper argued that the specific “harm” argument goes beyond that.
In a radio interview with Len Berman and Todd Schnitt in the Morning today, Bondi said it was unfortunate that Cooper got confrontational outside a hospital “where people were clinging for their lives.”
She claimed there was an expectation she would talk about scam charities––which they did talk about––but Cooper spent too much time on her positions, saying, “yesterday wasn’t the time nor the place.”
Bondi said she was “extremely disappointed” with Cooper for confronting her in a way that would just “encourage anger and hate,” mentioning all the negative calls she’s gotten since yesterday.
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