Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi — back Tuesday at the state Capitol after meeting last week with President-elect Donald Trump — continued to shrug off questions about whether she’s headed for a job in the new administration.
“I’m not prepared to answer anything; I’m not going to confirm or deny anything right now,” said Bondi, a member of Trump’s transition team, following a Cabinet meeting.
The phrase “right now” is Bondi’s term of choice to explain what appears to be her short-term plans to remain as Florida’s attorney general.
After meeting Trump at New York’s Trump Tower on Friday, she also told reporters, “I’m very happy being attorney general of the state of Florida right now.”
“I went to New York at the request of the president of the United States-elect,” Bondi added Tuesday. “I was up there meeting with him, and frankly I don’t think anyone should come out of those meetings and talk about anything that was said in those meetings.”
Talk of a possible Bondi post now centers on the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, the nation’s drug czar.
Bondi has been outspoken in urging state and federal action against prescription drug addiction, a problem Trump also called a “tremendous problem” on the campaign trail and vowed to address when elected.