Pam Bondi May Be Tapped To Be Attorney General job in a Trump Administration.
Florida attorney general Pam Bondi is on the short list to become to become the next U.S. attorney general nominee. Bondi is competition for the position is not clear but it has been long rumored that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie would get the job.
But with the Bridgegate issue hanging over his head, Team Trump may want to put a woman in that high post. It has been reported that former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, turned the post down and far more interested in being considered for Secretary of State.
As a woman and a loyal supporter of President elect Donald Trump, Bondi would be a safer pick than Christie. It is clear that President elect holds Bondi in high regard and respects her loyalty as well as her talents as an attorney general candidate.
Long before it was politically wise to support Trump, Tampa’s own, Florida Attorney General was backing the New York businessman. Bondi was a fixture at all of his campaign events in the Sunshine State as part of his warm-up act.
That loyalty was rewarded as Bondi was named to President elect Donald Trump’s executive committee of his transition team. For Bondi it could the first big step on the road to a position in the Trump admiration.
“I’m honored to serve President-elect Donald J. Trump in making this historic transition and assisting in finding the best individuals to bring change to Washington on day one, grow our economy, protect our children and families, and be unafraid to stand up for Americans,” Bondi said in a statement to POLITICO Florida.
Some have questioned the relationship between President elect Trump and Bondi. A political group backing Bondi asked then candidate Trump for a donation at the same time that the Florida A.G. was looking into the possibility of bringing a lawsuit against Trump University. Trump gave the group $25,000 as a campaign donation.
Bondi returned the money, paid taxes on it and moved on. She has maintained that her campaign made a mistake. She stood by her decision to other A.G.’s in states looking at bringing charges against Trump University, to allow the state of New York to handle matter.
In her role as a member of the transition team Bondi finds herself part of a well known group of power brokers. The team is chaired by VP-elect Mike Pence, with campaign surrogates Ben Carson, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Newt Gingrich, Gen. Michael Flynn, Rudy Giuliani, and Sen. Jeff Sessions as vice-chairs.
Before her support for Trump, Bondi was considered a rising star in the Republican Party. She has been front and center when the RNC has needed a spokesperson, she had a prime – time speaking role at the 2016 Republican National Convention and now is part of a presidential team.
The proud graduate of King High School and the University of Florida is poised to – if she wants – play a role in a President elect Trump’s administration. The role is yet to be determined but there 4,000 jobs the new administration needs to fill and one of them will go to Bondi.