'They Were Trying to Create a Fight': Florida AG Bondi Confronted by Protesters at Movie Theater
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi (R) said Monday that the protesters who confronted her at a movie theater this weekend are "bullies" who were looking for a fight.
A number of conservative women have faced harassment because of their support of President Trump and because of backlash toward the Trump administration's “zero-tolerance” policy at the border.
Bondi said that while waiting in the ticket line to see "Won’t You Be My Neighbor" - a documentary about Mr. Rogers - a woman approached her and claimed Bondi was responsible "for ripping babies out of the arms of mothers."
"They were trying to create a fight," Bondi said on "Fox & Friends," explaining that the hecklers were right in her face and trying to goad her boyfriend into responding physically.
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was forced out of a Mexican restaurant in Washington last week, and White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders was also booted from a Virginia restaurant because she works for President Trump.
"What would Mr. Rogers think about you and your legacy in Florida? Taking away health insurance from people with pre-existing conditions, Pam Bondi,” a protester shouted Friday night.
The woman shouted "shame on you!" as Bondi walked away from the theater.
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
Bondi's state recently joined a lawsuit with a number of other GOP-states that were against the Affordable Care Act.
She also said that Rep. Maxine Waters is "inciting violence' by encouraging her supporters to fight back against the president's administration.
She said what happened to her was beyond protesting and could have resulted in violence. Bondi said she kept telling her boyfriend not to react, telling him that is what the protesters wanted.
Bondi said that after the movie, she insisted on leaving through the theater's front door.
"I said, 'No way.' I'm not going to be bullied by them."
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