Anderson Cooper Responds To Pam Bondi's Attacks By Pointing Out Her Hypocrisy Against LGBT Community

Cooper: “Ms. Bondi’s Big Complaint Seems To Be That I Asked …. About Her New Statements About The Gay Community.” 

From the June 15 edition of CNN's Anderson Cooper 360:

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ANDERSON COOPER: Now again, for the record, the interview aired live, and unedited in the 2:00 P.M. Eastern hour yesterday on CNN. Everyone watching across the country and watching around the world saw and heard Pam Bondi say exactly what she said in real time just as she said it. She’s apparently there referring to a clip that was posted shortly after online over at, a clip which focused just on our discussion about her public statements and her past record. Now, I don't control what's posted online. I am told they routinely shorten interviews online for time. Frankly, I wish they posted the whole thing immediately which they did by the way later in the day yesterday, and it’s now online for you to watch in its entirety, including the vague comments about possible scams and making sure you donate to a reputable organization all of which are important. Let's be real here. Miss Bondi's big complaint seems to be that I asked in the first place, in the wake of a massacre that targeted gay and lesbian citizens about her new statements about the gay community and about her old ones.


A story filled with anger. So for the record, my interview was not filled with any anger. I was respectful before the interview, I was respectful during the interview and I was respectful after the interview. I don't know Pam Bondi personally, she seems like a nice person actually. I don't think she has hate in her heart. But what I think doesn’t matter, its my job to hold people accountable. If on Sunday a politician was talking love and embracing quote “our LGBT community,” I don't think it is unfair to look at their record and see if they have actually ever spoken that way publicly before which I never heard her say.


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