The Florida prosecutor who was suspended by Governor Ron DeSantis for refusing to enforce state abortion laws and supporting child sex-change operations, has pledged to fight back, saying his removal from power was an attack on democracy.
“Ron DeSantis is trying to overthrow democracy in Florida,” Hillsboro County State Attorney Andrew Warren said on Sunday in a Twitter video. “His plot to suspend me blatantly violates the most fundamental basis of our democracy – your vote.”
Warren, whose 2016 election campaign was bankrolled by Hungarian-born billionaire and Democrat activist George Soros, didn’t specify what his fight against DeSantis will entail. He claimed that by electing him, voters in the Tampa area showed that they share his vision for criminal justice.
DeSantis suspended Warren on Thursday, saying the Tampa lawyer had “put himself publicly above the law” by vowing not to prosecute anyone for performing illegal abortions or offering hormone-altering medications or sex-change surgeries to 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,” the governor said.
Together, we will fight Ron DeSantis’ abuse of power and restore the will of the voters. I hope you’ll join me.
— Andrew Warren (@AndrewWarrenFL) August 7, 2022