If there’s been one thing you could maybe take solace in from the shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando this weekend, the worst mass shooting in American history, it’s seeing politicians who have previously spouted abhorrent sentiments about gay people be forced to confront those words.
Ted Cruz said in a statement on the shooting that, “For all the Democrats who are loud champions of the gay and lesbian community whenever there is a culture battle waging, now is the opportunity to speak out against an ideology that calls for the murder of gays and lesbians.”
Cruz once, while running for president, attended a rally where a Christian pastor called for the murder of gay and lesbians.
Same for Mike Huckabee, who tweeted his support.
Here, in the video above, Anderson Cooper takes on Florida attorney general Pam Bondi, who actively fought against gay marriage and who many in her state believe is anti-gay rights.
Watch her twist herself into knots trying to deny anything she’s ever done, and repeatedly state she’s trying to help human beings, which is something she apparently never thought to do until after they were killed.
Bondi says going forward she’ll be a champion for their rights, but it certainly doesn’t seem like it, refusing to even mention the reason they were killed.