In an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper, Florida's Attorney General Pam Bondi found herself explaining how she suddenly became an ally of the LGBT community in the wake of the deadly Orlando shooting when she's spent years fighting to deny LGBTs rights.
“Do you really think you’re a champion of the gay community? You used language accusing gay people of seeking to do harm to the people of Florida. You argued that in court.
"The hotline that you’ve been talking about on television, which allows family members and spouses of the dead to get information had there been no gay marriage, you do realize that there would be no spouses.
"Isn’t there a sick irony in that? Isn’t there a sick irony that you, for years, were fighting that very idea?”
“Is it hypocritical to portray yourself as a champion of the gay community when - I’m just reflecting what gay people told me - they don’t see you as this?”
“It’s just that, I will say I have never really seen you talk about gays and lesbians and transgender people in a positive way until now.”
Anderson does NOT let go. Good for him. We've all wanted to ask her these questions.
Bondi's statements in support of LGBTs of late can only be described as political opportunism at best.
Bondi spent nearly $500,000 of taxpayer dollars fighting marriage equality in her state.
Bondi was in recent headlines when it came to light that she dropped a pending lawsuit against Trump University just days after a $25K donation to her reelection fund from Donald Trump.