Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi was chased out of a movie theater after a showing of “Won’t You Be My Neighbor,” the documentary about famed children’s TV host Fred Rogers.
Several members of Organize Florida claimed they staged an impromptu protest when they happened to see Bondi at the theater. This marks the third time a Republican woman or member of the administration has been confronted by protesters or people trying to incite violence in recent days.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was forced to leave the Red Hen restaurant, while Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was chased out of another restaurant for the crime of working in the administration.
These incidents show a clear pattern of escalating intensity in attacks on Republican women.
Video on social media shows Maria Jose Chapa, one of the protesters, incessantly shouting at Bondi as she leaves the theater.
“What would Mr. Rogers think about you and your legacy in Florida?” Chapa asked. “Taking away health insurance from people with pre-existing conditions, Pam Bondi!”
Pam Bondi attempted to attend a screening of the Mister Rogers documentary a day after announcing her plan to end protections for health care consumers with pre-existing conditions. Here, via @timintampa, is what happened. pic.twitter.com/zMLrSayS8M
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) June 23, 2018
“Would Mr. Rogers take children away from their parents?” another asked Bondi.
“You’re a horrible person!” an instigator shouted while moviegoers stared on in amazement at the childish display.
Still, another shouted “Shame on you!”
Florida AG Pam Bondi heckled at a Mr. Rogers documentary viewing pic.twitter.com/qBXKFVZEFa
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) June 24, 2018
The likelihood of this protest being impromptu as the leftist group claims are slim to none. Anti-Trumpers have been openly calling for increased protests in public spaces, with one Democrat Congresswoman even trying to incite violence against her political opponents.
Rep. Maxine Waters of California called for her supporters to form mobs and harass members of the Trump administration.
“If you see anybody from that cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere,” Waters said.
Civility and respect always prevails over harassment and disrespect https://t.co/4kF53WwE0v
— Rep. Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) June 24, 2018
For her part, Bondi fired back at her protesters with class, even citing the man who was the topic of the movie she attended, Mr. Rogers.
“We were in a movie about anti-bullying and practicing peace and love and tolerance and accepting of people for their differences,” Bondi said. “That’s what Mr. Rogers is all about. We all believe in free speech, but there’s a big difference there.”
The difference is liberals won’t stop until they have another incident similar to what happened with Rep. Steve Scalise on a softball field over a year ago. That’s the difference.
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