DeSantis Suspends Prosecutor for Refusing to Enforce THESE Laws

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis

( – Proving that he means business when it comes to enforcing new laws restricting abortion and transgender surgery, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis suspended a state’s attorney (prosecutor) who refused to enforce the laws.

According to The Hill in, “DeSantis suspends state attorney for refusing to enforce laws on abortion, transgender surgery”:

“Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) suspended Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren on Thursday for “neglect of duty” after the prosecutor refused to enforce bans on abortion and transgender surgery.

“‘When you flagrantly violate your oath of office, when you make yourself above the law, you have violated your duty, you have neglected your duty and you are displaying a lack of competence to be able to perform those duties,’ DeSantis said at a news conference in the county sheriff’s office.

“‘And so today we are suspending State Attorney Andrew Warren effective immediately.'” [emphasis added]

As one commentator noted, Warren all but asked to be terminated by DeSantis.

“DeSantis cited Warren’s signing of a letter saying that he would not enforce ‘prohibitions on sex change operations for minors’ and another saying that he would not enforce ‘any laws related to protecting the right to life’ as evidence that the state attorney had shirked his duty as a public prosecutor.

“‘It’s not for him to put himself above that and say that he’s not going to enforce the laws,’ DeSantis said, accusing Warren of acting like he had “veto power” over the state legislature.” [emphasis added]

DeSantis immediately replaced Warren with former Judge Susan Lopez.

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