OMG. CNN’s Anderson Cooper just committed the most wonderful act of journalism I’ve seen in years.
Cooper was interviewing conservative GOP attorney general of Florida, Pam Bondi, about the Orlando massacre. And Cooper expressed a concern many of us have expressed as well — why is it that all of these anti-gay Republicans are suddenly so concerned about the gay community, after bashing us for years?
Cooper went one step further. He quoted Bondi’s own anti-gay court cases back to her, where she had her office claim that gay people were trying to “harm” Floridians.
“Governor Rick Scott, Attorney General Pamela Jo Bondi, State Surgeon General John H. Armstrong, and Secretary Craig J. Nichols (the “State Officials”), pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b), move to dismiss the amended complaints in these consolidated cases. This Court lacks jurisdiction to consider the claims against all but the DMS Secretary, and all claims fail on the merits. The Court should also deny the preliminary injunction motions because there is no likelihood of success on the merits, there is no immediacy requiring a preliminary injunction, and disrupting Florida’s existing marriage laws would impose significant public harm.” — AG Bondi, Gov. Scott – May 12, 2014