Eight Reasons Pam Bondi Is the Worst Attorney General in Florida History
Rick Scott seems to be a big target when it comes to the majority of Floridians fed up with the way things are run down here.
Will that vitriol be enough to oust Scott in the election come November? Time (and the ballots) will tell.
But another key figure is also running for re-election come November. Someone who has done just as much damage to Florida as Scott has, albeit with a more pretty face.
Officially filed for re-elect this morning-looking forward to continuing working hard and serving the people of Florida! #sayfie— Pam Bondi (@PamBondi) July 1, 2013
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is flat-out the worst this state has ever seen, and she could very well win re-election due to people not knowing enough about her dirty deeds.
Here now are eight reasons why Pam Bondi is the worst AG Florida has ever had:
See also: Six Ways Rick Scott Has Screwed Florida
8. She Supported Arizona's Crazy Immigration Laws
When Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer implemented her draconian immigration laws in Arizona that made it a federal crime for an immigrant to be in Arizona without carrying registration documents, and gave police the freedom to crack down on businesses suspected of hiring immigrants, she received a lot of blowback from other leaders around the country. But, Pam Bondi not only supported Brewer, but embraced her ideas by signing a friend-of-the-court brief in support of Brewer's law as it went to the Supreme Court.
"I'm not saying Florida is in an identical situation, but I did sign on to an amicus and I will continue to sign on to an amicus brief, when they affect states' rights," Bondi said at the time.
7. She's All Kinds of Shady
Bondi is a staunch supporter of the death penalty, except when it interferes with a party she wants to throw herself. Last September she requested Gov. Rick Scott to postpone the execution of Marshall Lee Gore because the date of his execution landed on the same day as Bondi's re-election kick-off party. Putting off the execution reportedly cost the Department of Corrections around $1,000.
In another case of lack of self-awareness, Bondi was all up in reviewing allegations in a lawsuit filed by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman who went after Donald Trump after he was accused of ripping off 5,000 customers in a supposed "get-rich-scheme."
But just a couple of days into her review, Bondi's "And Justice For All" committee received a big-ass check worth $25 grand from Trump. And then, just be sheer coincidence, Bondi dropped her investigation on Trump.
And then there was that time she was accused of violating public records laws by deleting office emails, and text messages that were requested by an attorney.
6. She Led the Charge Against Obamacare
When Rick Scott hinted he would think about Obamacare for Florida, Bondi pounced and was critical of her otherwise good pal. Then she wrote an op-ed piece slamming Obamacare, saying that it was a gate-way to fraud and trolling up the ol' "unconstitutional" talking points.
Then she hit up Fox News to talk about how terrible getting thousands of uninsured Floridians medical insurance -- even as said Floridians said they wanted and needed it. In other words, she was pretty fired up to attack the Affordable Care Act from all sides with the passion of a fat guy at an all-you-can-eat Chinese restaurant buffet.