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Rick Scott on Pam Bondi: 'I hope she stays in Florida'

Gov. Rick Scott speaks with reporters in Washington on Jan. 18, 2017

Alex Leary | Times

Gov. Rick Scott speaks with reporters in Washington on Jan. 18, 2017

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WASHINGTON - If Attorney General Pam Bondi is preparing to take a job in the Trump administration, Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday gave not an inch in acknowledging the task of appointing a replacement.

"She's been a good partner in our governor and cabinet meetings," Scott said. "I hope she doesn't leave. I hope she stays in Florida."

But if she does leave, do you have plans in place?

"I'll worry about that when it happens," he said. "I hope she doesn't leave."

Scott addressed numerous issues, from Obamacare to the pardons President Obama has given drug offenders, many of them in Florida.

He declined to comment on that, saying he didn't know details of individual cases, but pivoted to yesterday's commutation of Chelsea Manning. "There is no question in the world this guy, or this person, committed treason. ... It's despicable. We have got to decide as a country that we're going to support our military."

[Last modified: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 4:42pm]

    

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