WPLG-TV senior political reporter Michael Putney slammed Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Sunday’s This Week In South Florida program, offering “a personal perspective about a politician who just refuses to take responsibility” for the state’s continued fight against same-sex marriage.
“Appalling,” Putney called it.
“The governor says Attorney General Pam Bondi’s fruitless and costly appeals of numerous court rulings against the state’s gay marriage ban, Scott says, that is entirely her business, he doesn’t have a thing to do with it,” Putney said on the program.
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“That is just nonsense,” Putney said, then listing the names of other governors who recently ordered their states to drop court appeals.
The 1 minute, 44-second video clip was uploaded to YouTube by Stratton Pollitzer, deputy director of Equality Florida, which supports Scott opponent Charlie Crist.
As Florida’s Republican governor in 2008 — when about 62 percent of voters enacted the state’s constitutional gay marriage ban — Crist supported the measure. Now he says that was a mistake and same-sex couples should have the right to marry.