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Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Liberal state attorney Andrew Warren was ousted on Thursday.
DeSantis made the announcement during a Thursday news conference broadcast on social media. DeSantis said Warren repeatedly refused to enforce the law passed legislation tightening restrictions on child sex-reassignment surgeries and abortions.
“We are removing Soros-backed 13th Circuit State’s Attorney Andrew Warren for dereliction of duty because he promised to disobey state law,” DeSantis’ office said in a statement. The 13th fairway falls over Hillsborough County, Florida.
“Florida Constitution The veto was given to the governor, not the state’s attorneys, DeSantis said. “We will not allow this lawbreaker to gain a foothold in the state of Florida.”
Officials said Warren has repeatedly tried to establish himself as the judge who decides what laws will and will not be enforced.
DeSantis office was annoying Thursday’s move on Wednesday, saying the announcement would not be political or endorsement-related.
“It’s not about abortion or anything, it’s about holding our law and order system accountable to prosecute crimes. Hillsborough County has a pattern of one person picking and choosing which laws they want to enforce,” he said. his office said.
This is an evolving story. Check back soon for updates.