DeSantis says prosecutors with ‘militant agendas’ are aren’t going to get away with it: ‘Not on my watch’

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has vowed that Soros-funded, soft-on-crime prosecutors will not get away with pushing their “militant agenda” in his state.

(Video: Fox News)

“I do think that some of these prosecutors that have very militant agenda in terms of ideology have been able to get away with a lot in other states. … We’ve had prosecutors around this country that think they can pick and choose which laws to enforce,” he told Fox News.

He added that state prosecutor Andrew Warren, a Soros-funded prosecutor whom he suspended on Thursday, “may have thought, because they get away with it in Los Angeles, they get away with it in Baltimore, that he could do this stuff in Florida.”

“Not on my watch … We’re going to take action, decisive action, to protect the people of the state,” the governor said.

Speaking on Fox News’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight” later Thursday evening, he offered more details on why he’s declared war on Soros prosecutors.

He spoke specifically about “the destruction that we’ve seen with these Soros prosecutors around the country, where they basically take it upon themselves to determine which laws should be followed and which laws should not be followed.”

“And I can tell you, in Florida’s constitution, that Constitution vests the veto power in the governor, not an individual district attorney or a state attorney where they can pick and choose. And so I asked my staff to review all state attorneys in the state of Florida. I wanted to see who was picking and choosing,” he said.

Everybody, including line prosecutors and law enforcement agents, pointed to Warren.

“He actually signed letters saying he wouldn’t enforce laws against transgender surgeries for minors, laws protecting the right to life. And then he has all these policies in his agency that are called presumptive non-prosecution. No, the law is presumptively enforced; that’s not something that’s acceptable,” the governor added.

And so, he continued, on Thursday he “pulled the trigger,” much to the delight of his state’s other prosecutors and law enforcement agents, but much also to the horror of the establishment left:

“I had all these sheriffs from the area there. I had the former police chief in Tampa. There’s a lot of line prosecutors in that office that are very happy that this was done, and so we took it seriously. We did a thorough review, and we pulled the trigger today,” DeSantis said.

Continuing his remarks, he then explained exactly why Soros is funding prosecutors throughout the country.

“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 going to let criminals run free. So what they do, he will get involved in these Democrat primaries and the Democrat arena. 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,” he said.

“So then you get them in there, and what they do is they want to change the criminal justice system through non-enforcement. 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.”

He wasn’t wrong. Soros-backed prosecutors have wreaked havoc throughout the nation with their soft-on-crime policies that allow criminals back onto the streets.

In Warren’s case, it turns out he’s a far-leftist who supports abortion — so much so that he even refused to enforce a sensible 15-week abortion ban:

Never mind that polls have consistently shown that a plurality of voters support a 15-week abortion ban. Never mind also that prosecutors are tasked with enforcing the laws, not determining whether or not the laws are just and moral.

Members of the left have predictably responded to the governor’s decision to suspend Warren by calling him a “dictator.” Yet they made no such remarks when, after taking office in early 2021, President Joe Biden demanded that every Trump-era U.S. attorney resign …

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