Saturday, November 18, 2017
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Pam Bondi disputes notion that GOP is not pro-women

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PALM HARBOR — Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi didn't mention Todd Akin's comments made last week about "legitimate rape."

But in a speech before the Florida delegation Tuesday, Bondi said any talk from Democrats about how Republicans aren't supportive of women is nonsense, and she asked conservative women to put a stop to it.

"When people say our party isn't pro-women, it's just ridiculous," Bondi said. "Under President Barack Obama, 401,000 women have lost their jobs. It's about jobs. We have to keep going out and spread the word."

Bondi said she had been on television 10 times this week saying as much, and asked women in the audience to counter the Democrats.

"I'm sick and tired of hearing that Mitt Romney isn't pro-women," Bondi said.

Bondi lauded her fight against "Obamacare" as attorney general, and said she scored two major victories despite the U.S. Supreme Court's upholding of the health care law.

In its ruling, the court stated that the federal government cannot deny states money for Medicare; the court also called the new law a tax.

"We heard our president say it wasn't a tax," Bondi said. "Now we know it's one of the biggest tax increases in our history."

She said she will continue to battle the federal government on issues. But she asked the Florida delegation to make sure she doesn't have to after this year.

"I can sue the government every day, but the only way to stop it is to elect Mitt Romney as president of the United States," she said.

Bondi spoke for about six minutes. She has a longer speech planned today at the convention.

"I've got to go work on my speech a little bit," she told the delegates.

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