Protesters from the left-wing group Organize Florida were videoed bullying Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi at a movie theatre last week after she watched a documentary about Mr. Rogers, the children’s TV host.
The Tampa Bay Times reports that Bondi received a police escort when Organize Florida members confronted her as she left a Tampa theater after viewing Won’t You Be My Neighbor about Mr. Rogers. The video shows one protester, Maria Jose Chapa, following Bondi and her companion, yelling: “What would Mr. Rogers think about you and your legacy in Florida? Taking away health insurance from people with pre-existing conditions, Pam Bondi!”
Another shouted: “You’re a horrible person!” Onlookers appeared to be dumbstruck by their behavior.
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 told the Tampa Bay Times that their behavior wasn’t anything like what Mr. Rogers taught. She said,
“We were in a movie about anti-bullying and practicing peace and love and tolerance and accepting of people for their differences. That’s what Mr. Rogers is all about. We all believe in free speech, but there’s a big difference there.”
Bondi endorsed Donald Trump for president in May 2016. She said at a rally in Tampa Bay, Florida, at the time: “We need someone who is unafraid to lead and restore America to its greatness. I am proud to endorse Donald Trump for President of the United States of America.”