The extremely left-wing woke prosecutor who was booted from office this past week by Ron DeSantis, the Republican Governor of Florida, made the claim as part of an interview that such an order from the governor was “unconstitutional” and that he would still continue to work in his current role.
DeSantis stated in an announcement this week that he was taking State Attorney Andrew Warren of the 13th Judicial Circuit from office due to Warren outright stating that he would not enforce the law. DeSantis had officials with law enforcement forcibly remove Warren from his office in order to make sure that “no files, papers, documents, notes, records, computers, or removable storage media” were taken out of the office.
When questioned as part of a Friday interview concerning what has changed in the state of Florida that ended up leading to the governor of the state making more heavy use of his constitutional authority to govern, warren answered, “What’s changed is that the governor has changed.”
“You know, policy differences aside, we’ve had governors who have respected the rule of law, and now we have one who clearly doesn’t,” stated Warren with absolutely zero evidence. “I mean, he is stepping on the rights of the voters of Hillsborough County.”
“This is blatantly unconstitutional in violation of Florida Statute,” exclaimed Warren. “He doesn’t have the authority to suspend me just because he wants to, especially when he’s focused on things that I haven’t even done yet. The bottom line is that people elected me to serve in this position, and I’m going to continue doing it to keep our neighborhoods safe.”
It was explained by DeSantis as part of his executive order that removed Warren from his office that he gets the power from Florida’s constitution to be able to remove a state attorney from office.
Suspended Fla. Prosecutor @AndrewWarrenFL: "Blatantly unconstitutional" for @GovRonDeSantis to suspend me. "He does not have the authority to suspend me … the people elected me to serve in this position and I am going to continue doing it." pic.twitter.com/lLGroFQTcJ
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) August 5, 2022
DeSantis stated as part of an interview this past week that the prosecutors that are backed by George Soros, a Democrat megadonor, such as Warren, were causing extreme harm to various towns and cities all over the country.
“Here’s what Soros is doing. It’s actually smart on his part, they can’t get these things enacted in a legislature where you’re just gonna let criminals run [amok],” stated DeSantis. “So what they do, he will get involved in these Democrat primaries and a Democrat area, he’ll flush a million dollars to get the radical to win the primary then they usually win the general because of the party affiliation difference in the jurisdiction.”
“So then you get them in there and what they do is they want to change the criminal justice system through non-enforcement,” he concluded. “So it’s a total end run around our constitutional system. The results obviously have been destructive around the country. But it also really undermines the idea that ours is supposed to be a government of laws, not a government of individual men.”