Pam Bondi Gets Execution Rescheduled So She Can Hold a Fundraiser
GOPers sure do love them death penalty executions. Especially here in Florida.
Except, of course, when they get in the way of fundraisers, like one did for State Attorney General Pam Bondi.
The state was set to execute Marshall Lee Gore on Monday for the 1988 raping, strangling, and stabbing of 30-year-old Robyn Novick. Also for killing 19-year-old Susan Roark months later.
But Rick Scott postponed the execution because it got in the way of Bondi's reelection kickoff extravaganza.
The execution postponement came at Bondi's request, which, naturally, has the family members of Gore's victims upset.
"What's going on down there? It's ridiculous," said Phyllis Novick, the Ohio mother of one of Marshall Lee Gore's victims, when told Monday about the reason for the delay.
Scott went ahead and processed the execution postponement request, although he claims he didn't know why Bondi made it in the first place.
Funny enough, Bondi is notorious for cracking down on attorneys delaying executions. She's a strong proponent of the "Timely Justice Act," which was designed to get through legal red tape and delays and execute inmates quicker.
Bondi is delaying the execution of a convicted murderer so she can be reelected to keep executing convicted murderers without delay. EVERYBODY GOT THAT?
Bondi admitted that it was poorly timed, while touting her unblemished record of having people put to death in Florida.
"As a prosecutor, there was nothing more important than seeing justice done, especially when it came to the unconscionable act of murder. I personally put two people on death row and, as Attorney General, have already participated in eight executions since I took office, a role I take very seriously," Bondi said.
"The planned execution of Marshall Lee Gore had already been stayed twice by the courts, and we absolutely should not have requested that the date of the execution be moved," said Bondi.
Gore's execution has been postponed until October 1, which, incidentally, will cost the Department of Corrections around $1,000.
GOPers love to put inmates to death and hate frivolous spending.
Good to see Bondi toeing the party line!
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