Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi may have finally beat Florida Governor Rick Scott at something: Insolence.
This past Tuesday, Florida was scheduled to execute Marshall Gore, a man convicted of raping and stabbing Robyn Novick to death in 1988.
But Bondi had other plans, and refused to allow an execution to get in the way of a campaign check.
Bondi held a “hometown campaign kickoff,” or campaign fundraiser, at her home in Tampa on the night of Gore’s scheduled execution. But since she can’t be in two places at one time, she decided to reschedule a Gore’s death instead of dinner with the mayor of Tampa.
Since news broke that Bondi asked for Gore’s execution to be rescheduled a third time, twice for legal reasons prior to Bondi’s request, she has since apologized.
“The planned execution of Marshall Lee Gore had already been stayed twice by the courts, and we absolutely should not have requested that the date of the execution be moved.”
For what’s its worth, she at least realized her mistake after the money was raised and the reported 100-200 people had gone home for the night.
Judging by Bondi’s hollow words, I’m sure she had plenty of time to think about her wrong after the news, and social media, continued to deride her for it.
After this, I’m not sure what it will take for Floridians to realize that Scott and Bondi are bad for their health, word to Ice Cube, but this should at least get a little of your attention.
Bondi’s impertinence to even ask for the temporary stay of execution should show this state just how much she values your tax dollars and time. This isn’t the first time Bondi has made the news for bad political behavior.
A couple of years ago, Bondi’s office was in the news for improper firings after two state foreclosure attorneys were fired. Many on the left suspected that the dismissals were politically motivated, but Bondi shot back, citing pitiable performance.
Mr. Gore was due to face his punishment for the heinous crimes he committed. I do not believe in the death penalty, but the state does. So for Bondi, and Rick Scott, to play along with this should be grounds for their jobs to be terminated by voters of this state.
What else do these two have to show to prove that their form of politics is layered in ideological malfeasance?
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- Execution rescheduled to accommodate Pam Bondi political event (tampabay.com)
- Florida’s attorney general postponed execution because of fundraiser (telegraph.co.uk)
- Bondi regrets rescheduling execution (abcactionnews.com)
- Bondi says execution should not have been changed for political fundraiser (jacksonville.com)