Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) announced Thursday that he is suspending State Attorney Andrew Warren for failing to enforce the law in the Sunshine State.
“It’s not for him to put himself above that [the legislature’s action] and say that he is not going to enforce the laws. We don’t elect people in one part of the state to have veto power over what the entire state decides on these important issues,” DeSantis said.
Warren was apparently not enforcing prohibitions on sex changes for minors and abortion restrictions.
“The constitution of Florida has vested the veto power in the governor, not an individual state attorneys, and so when you flagrantly violate your oath of office, when you make yourself above the law, you have violated your duty,” DeSantis said about the suspension.
DeSantis said that his administration will not “allow this pathogen that’s been around the country of ignoring the law. We are not going to let that get a foothold here in the state of Florida.”
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