Andrew Warren, the attorney general of Florida, has been suspended by Governor Ron DeSantis (R) after being accused of putting himself above the law.
In his address, DeSantis spoke about the increasing prevalence of woke prosecutors across the country, as well as the irritation it has caused among law enforcement authorities. These prosecutors, he said, are effectively invalidating laws by selectively enforcing them, allowing crime to spread unchecked throughout the nation. The governor requested that such actions be investigated in the Sunshine State and stated that the findings pointed to Andrew Warren, who is located in Hillsborough County’s Thirteenth Judicial Circuit.
DeSantis described several of his law-breaking behaviors, including his refusal to enforce any restrictions on sex change surgery’s for children, regardless of the legislature’s command, and his claim that he would not enforce any laws regarding protecting people’s rights to life in Florida.
“It’s not for him to put himself above the law and say he won’t enforce it. We don’t elect individuals from one part of the state to have veto power over what the whole state decides on these important concerns,” DeSantis continued.
“The governor has the authority to veto laws, not the individual state attorneys, by the state of Florida’s constitution, and so you have violated your duty when you flagrantly violate your oath of office and make yourself to be above the law.” The governor added.
“You have failed in your responsibility, and you are demonstrating a lack of competence to do your tasks, therefore we will suspend the State Attorney Andrew Warren today,” DeSantis said. “We’re not going to allow this sickness that’s been all around the country and ignoring the law to take hold in Florida. We will not let it set foot here in the state of Florida.”
“Our goal is to make sure that our rules are followed and that no one prosecutor asserts himself above the law,” he added. “Thanks to prosecutors who believe they know better than the people’s representatives and have the authority to pick and choose which laws they enforce, states and localities that allow woke prosecutors to get away with this are now dealing with dangerous neighborhoods.”
“Over the past several years, State Attorney Warren has functioned as a judge of all things in some capacity by lowering charges, ending cases, and single-handedly deciding what crimes will be legal or illegal in our county. Aren’t these precisely the judgments that should be made by a jury of your peers?” he inquired.