Florida Attorney General Rescheduled Execution to Attend Political Fundraiser
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi (R) said on Monday that she “should not have requested” that the date of an inmate’s execution be moved to a later date in order to accommodate her “hometown campaign kickoff,” a political fundraiser. Bondi was a major supporter of a bill signed by Gov. Rick Scott (R-FL) that sped up the execution process in Florida. Yet she effectively delayed the execution of a Florida man named Marshall Lee Gore for a month in order to accommodate her fundraiser.
Bondi was a leading figure in the failed effort by several Republican attorneys general to convince the Supreme Court to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Prior to her election as Florida’s attorney general, Bondi worked as a legal analyst for Fox News.