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DeSantis Suspends State Attorney For Refusing to Prosecute Violations of Florida’s 15-Week Abortion Ban

Governor Ron DeSantis announced the suspension of State Attorney Andrew Warren Thursday, arguing that the “Soros-backed” official has repeatedly asserted he would refuse to pursue cases involving the state’s 15-week abortion ban as well as laws prohibiting sex change operations on minors.

“We are suspending Soros-backed 13th circuit state attorney Andrew Warren for neglecting his duties as he pledges not to uphold the laws of the state,” DeSantis’ office said in a statement.

The governor cited the Florida constitution as having given him the right to suspend the state attorney and added, “We are not going to allow this pathogen of ignoring the law get a foothold in the state of Florida.”

DeSantis alleges that Warren signed letters declaring he “would not enforce any laws relating to protecting the right to life in the state of Florida.”

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DeSantis Suspends State Attorney For Thinking He’s Above the Law

Aside from not enforcing laws regarding abortion restrictions in the Sunshine State, the left-wing state attorney allegedly turned a blind eye to those regarding gender surgeries.

“In June of 2021, [Warren] signed a letter saying that he would not enforce any prohibitions on sex change operations for minors,” DeSantis accused.

The Daily Mail reports that Warren “also refused to prosecute 67 Black Lives Matter activists arrested in June 2020 at a protest in Tampa that turned violent over anger about George Floyd’s police murder in Minneapolis.”

“State attorney for this Judicial Circuit, Andrew Warren, has put himself publicly above the law,” DeSantis said.

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Warren Responds to ‘Political Stunt’

Warren responded to his suspension by calling the move a “political stunt” and suggesting his election by the people allows him the right to choose which laws he upholds.

“Today’s political stunt is an illegal overreach that continues a dangerous pattern by Ron DeSantis of using his office to further his own political ambition,” he said in a statement.

“It spits in the face of the voters of Hillsborough County who have twice elected me to serve them, not Ron DeSantis.”

Naturally, rogue left-wing prosecutors being held accountable for refusing to enforce laws created controversy as DeSantis’ press secretary Christina Pushaw predicted.

Pushaw noted prior to the announcement that Governor DeSantis’ next move would surely lead to “the liberal media meltdown of the year.”

And the meltdown came to fruition.

Political commentator Nathan Schneider took the very rarely-used leftist tactic of comparing DeSantis to Hitler.

“American Nazism,” he tweeted. “Germans who resisted Hitler were also considered the enemy.”

Schneider’s parents should immediately go to whatever high school or university he attended and demand their tuition or tax money be refunded immediately. Their son is an example of the failing education system, and he’s not even trying to hide it.

Others were ever-so-slightly less on the nose with their criticisms but one could sense they were still melting down on the inside.

Joe Scarborough called DeSantis a “dope.”

“Ron DeSantis is such a dope. He didn’t even wait for any action to take place, and he is doing the same thing that these freaks and insurrectionists and weirdos are doing,” MSNBC’s resident dope said.

DeSantis, ever defiant and unconcerned about liberal media figures like Scarborough, appeared with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson to further justify his suspension of Warren.

He accused Soros-funded attorneys of trying to “change the criminal justice system through non-enforcement,” something we all witnessed during the race riots of 2020.

“It undermines the idea that ours is supposed to be a government of laws, not a government of individual men,” he added.

Carlson pointed out that for all the talk about the end of democracy in this country, DeSantis just made a move trying to protect it.

“When a prosecutor decides which laws are valid and which laws are not, that is the most basic subversion of democracy and Andrew Warren has done that for six years,” he said.

DeSantis appointed Hillsborough County Court Judge Susan Lopez to replace Warren while his office works to have him replaced permanently.

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Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance writer focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been following and analyzing the political climate for several years, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, FoxNews.com and more.

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