Democrats say Bondi owes apology for execution changeby John Kennedy | September 10th, 2013
The Florida Democratic Party demanded a public apology Tuesday from Republican Attorney General Pam Bondi for asking to reschedule a convicted killer’s execution so she could attend a campaign kick-off fund-raiser.
Bondi late Monday acknowledged that she was wrong to request that Gov. Rick Scott change tonight’s scheduled execution of Miami double murderer Marshall Lee Gore so she could attend the political event at a Tampa waterfront home.
Scott this week said he went along with Bondi’s request, but didn’t know the reason she sought the change.
Gore is now scheduled to die Oct. 1.
But Florida Democratic Party Chair Allison Tant said Bondi owes an apology to Floridians for shirking her duty as a state official.
“Everyone can agree that this is disgusting and wrong,” Tant said. “The people of Florida expect their public officials to place their job before their own re-election fundraising. Pam Bondi’s decision to prioritize political fundraising over Florida’s criminal justice system represents a breach of the public trust and shows callous disregard for the families of Marshall Lee Gore’s victims.”