Protesters Confront Florida AG Pam Bondi at Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Screening: ‘What Would Mr. Rogers Think?’
Pam Bondi attempted to attend a screening of the Mister Rogers documentary a day after announcing her plan to end protections for health care consumers with pre-existing conditions. Here, via @timintampa, is what happened. pic.twitter.com/zMLrSayS8M
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) June 23, 2018
Protesters confronted Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi as she was leaving a screening of a new Fred Rogers documentary Friday night.
Bondi was exiting a Won’t You Be My Neighbor? screening and being escorted out by police when a protester called her out on healthcare and followed her out the door.
“What would Mr. Rogers think about you and your legacy in Florida? Taking away health insurance from people with pre-existing conditions, Pam Bondi!” activist Maria José Chapa, a labor organizer, yelled, according to the Tampa Bay Times. “Shame on you!”
Other protesters also shouted at her.
Speaking to the Tampa Bay Times on Saturday, Bondi suggested that it was actually the protesters who did not have a firm grasp on what Mr. Rogers would truly do.
“We were in a movie about anti-bullying and practicing peace and love and tolerance and accepting of people for their differences,” Bondi said. “That’s what Mr. Rogers is all about. We all believe in free speech, but there’s a big difference there.”
The protesters also called Bondi out on immigration.
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