TAMPA (CBSMiami) – Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi lambasted the Obama administration for imposing restrictions on the American people during her speech at the Republican National Convention.
Bondi, who shared the stage with Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens, excoriated President Barack Obama for the health-care overhaul he signed into law in 2010.
Bondi, who was at the forefront of the legal challenge to Obamacare after her predecessor filed the first lawsuit against it, scolded Obama for a provision requiring that almost every American purchase health insurance.
Most of the law, including the mandate, was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court.
“This is what happens when a president has such total disregard for our individual liberty that he knowingly and purposely imposes unwarranted restrictions against the will of the people,” Bondi said. “This is not why our Founding Fathers risked their lives and their fortunes when they created a nation.”
Bondi has emerged as a key female surrogate for GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, pushing back on the Democrats’ line that Republicans are waging a “war on women,” though her remarks Wednesday did not address that issue.
The News Service of Florida contributed to this report.