Anderson Cooper Tells Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi To Sit Her Ass Down
The interview, in pictorial form.
One story that hasn't been told enough in the wake of the heartbreaking Orlando mass shooting is that, to add insult to grievous injury, LGBT Floridians have had to endure a bunch of fake-ass crocodile tears from Republicans like Sen. Marco Rubio, Gov. Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi, three people who have devoted time, money, blood, sweat and tears to fucking LGBT people up the ass. And now they want to boo-hoo about the sadness what has befallen them, oh mercy!
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi spent beaucoups taxpayer bucks fightin' tooth and nail, FOR YEARS, to keep the damn queers from getting their filth all over traditional marriage. Like, for real she is a complete shithead.
Anderson Cooper interviewed Bondi about her abject hypocrisy, because holy fuck he is OVER these people and their fake-ass blubber-sobbing:
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COOPER: I talked to a lot of gay and lesbian people here yesterday who are not fans of yours, and who said that they thought you were being a hypocrite, that you for years have fought ... you've basically gone after gay people, said that in court, that gay people, simply by fighting for marriage equality, were trying to do harm to the people of Florida, to induce public harm, I believe, was the term that you used in court. Do you really think you're a champion of the gay community?
BONDI: Let me tell you, when I was sworn in as attorney general, I ... was sworn to uphold the Constitution of the state of Florida. [...] that's what I was defending. It had nothing to do, I've never said I don't like gay people, that's ridiculous!
COOPER: But do you worry about using language, accusing gay people of trying to do harm of the people of Florida, doesn't that send a message to some people who might have bad ideas in mind?
BONDI: Anderson, I don't believe gay people could do harm to the state of Florida ...
COOPER: But you argued that in court.
BONDI: My lawyer argued the case defending what the Supreme Court allowed the voters to put in our state constitution.
COOPER: But you were arguing that gay marriage ... would do harm to the state of Florida ...
BONDI: That it was constitutional to put that in the constitution ...
COOPER: Are you saying you did not believe it would do harm to Florida?
BONDI: Of course not! Of course not! Gay people ... no, I've never said that, those words have never come out of my mouth.
COOPER: That is specifically what you were arguing in court ...
BONDI: You know, you know, no. No.
Really, instead of transcribing Bondi's actual words, we could just write [incoherent blabberyapping].
Cooper calls it "sick irony" that a hotline Bondi has promoted on TV, which helps spouses (and family members) get information about their loved ones, wouldn't work very well for these LGBT victims if marriage equality wasn't the law of the land. Moreover, they might not even be able to visit their wounded spouses in the hospital. Bondi played with her hair:
OK, she did more than play with her hair, but her answer was crap. Anderson tried again: Isn't it weird that you were fighting against equality FOR YEARS, and now you are all #heartfelt and #sadness and #bullshit? Bondi just spit out the word "constitution" a few more times, because she is a moron.
What about when courts ruled Florida's marriage ban unconstitutional and she kept appealing that ruling? She does not want to talk about that:
BONDI: You know what today is about? Human beings. It's about victims.
COOPER: It's about gay and lesbian victims.
This woman needs to kindly step the fuck off, please and thank you. If genuinely supportive feelings toward LGBT people are awakening in her right now -- if it took 49 people getting brutally murdered to make that happen -- then good for her. But she does not get to pretend she's some big champion, when a huge part of her career has been about denying equal rights and dignity to the people she's just so torn up about right now.
And that's all we have to say about that.
P.S. If you have not seen it, you must watch Cooper's emotional tribute to the Orlando victims. Yes, it will make you cry, but it's worth it:
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