Bondi remains a well respected by President Trump and she could be working with the administration but no time table given
Florida Attorney General and Tampa’s own Pam Bondi is once again rumored to be headed to Washington to work for President Donald Trump as perhaps his “drug czar.” She was in Washington with a couple of Hall of Fame former Bucs, Tony Dungy and Derick Brooks went to the nation’s Capital to meet with President Trump, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos along with Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson.
The White House announced while she was in Washington that Attorney General Bondi would sticking around. She will serve as moderator at the White House for Wednesday’s “women’s empowerment panel” with top women in the administration: DeVos, United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley, Small Business Administration chief Linda McMahon and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services administrator Seema Verma.
“As Florida’s first female attorney general, I am honored to moderate this panel with such remarkable and accomplished leaders,” Attorney General Bondi told the press.
— Fla. AG Pam Bondi (@AGPamBondi) March 28, 2017
According to POLITICO despite early buzz she might work as Trump’s drug czar, those close to Bondi have batted down the rumor. But, they say, Trump might still tap her to advise the administration on how the nation should respond to the spread of opiate addiction.
Bondi told the publication that she and the White House will reveal more details about their plans at the appropriate time.
“I am working on some special projects with the White House,” Bondi, whose term expires in 2019, told POLITICO Florida on Monday without elaborating more.
She was one of the first major supporters of Trump in the state of Florida and she often opened for him at his rallies around the state during the campaign.
She then was named to the Trump Transition team once he won the election. That just fueled speculation that Bondi would be staying in Washington in some capacity.
Then came speculation that she would be considered for United States Attorney General which went to former Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions and the jobs that best suited for her seemed to be going to other people.
Bondi returned to Florida and continues in her post as the Attorney General but it now seems like only a matter of time before she gets the call to the big leagues and a new post in Washington.