Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi was confronted by protesters outside a movie theater after she saw a documentary film about Mr. Rogers.
Reportedly coordinated by members of the group Organize Florida, the demonstrators verbally harassed Bondi over her support of the Trump administration's immigration policies, with Bondi saying at least one protestor spat at her, though possibly by accident.
In an interview with the Tampa Bay Times, Bondi noted that she experienced the protest after seeing a film centered on a children's TV host known for being welcoming of all people.
"We were in a movie about anti-bullying and practicing peace and love and tolerance and accepting of people for their differences," Bondi said.
"That's what Mr. Rogers is all about. We all believe in free speech, but there's a big difference there."