Video: Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita visits Bloomington last Friday

Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita visits Bloomington, Indiana Friday, September 23, 2022

Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita spoke about a range of conservative topics Friday, September 23, 2022 at the Indiana Memorial Union in Bloomington, Indiana.

Among the topics covered were banning critical race theory, celebrating Indiana’s near total ban on abortion, Indiana’s constitutional carry (concealed gun) law, his son, the lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, and laws to prevent transgendered children from playing sports on school teams.

Rokita also said the 17th United States amendment, giving voters the right to select federal senators should be repealed. And Rokita said the state should provide the funds for lunches in the schools so the federal government can’t obligate the state to follow laws that protect trans students.

The Bloomingtonian documented part of the event with video clips, and still images. Rokita spoke for about an hour, and then answered questions.

A group of protesters greeted Rokita, and his supporters outside the IMU.

Whittenberger Auditorium, where Rokita spoke, was mostly empty. Rokita’s supporters, and the event organizers sat near the front. Meanwhile, a group of protesters sat near the middle of the room, and some had protest signs.

The event was organized by the ISI Buckley Society.

Rokita came to national prominence when he threatened to investigate an Indiana physician from the IU School of Medicine for providing a legal abortion to a 10-year-old rape victim.

While the event was taking place inside the IMU, the College Democrats at IU hosted a teach-in outside under a tree.

BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – SEPTEMBER 23: Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita speaks at Indiana University on September 23, 2022 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – SEPTEMBER 23: Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita speaks at Indiana University on September 23, 2022 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – SEPTEMBER 23: Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita speaks at Indiana University on September 23, 2022 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – SEPTEMBER 23: Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita speaks at Indiana University on September 23, 2022 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – SEPTEMBER 23: Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita speaks at Indiana University on September 23, 2022 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)

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