The Florida state attorney suspended by Gov. Ron DeSantis last week for refusing to enforce the law has accused DeSantis of “trying to overthrow democracy” and vowed he won’t go down “without a fight.”
As American Wire reported, DeSantis took action against State Attorney Andrew Warren after the Soros-backed prosecutor announced he won’t enforce laws prohibiting “sex changes for minors or restrictions on abortion.”
Gov DeSantis delivers and goes right for the Dem Party jugular in major move on law enforcement https://t.co/0K4TUYIuRn
— American Wire News (@americanwire_) August 4, 2022
“When you flagrantly violate your oath of office, when you make yourself above the law, you have violated your duty,” DeSantis stated during a press conference to announce the suspension.
On Sunday, Warren, who was elected twice to his post in Hillsborough County, posted a video on Facebook and Twitter, slamming the governor for his suspension.
“I’m not going down without a fight,” Warren said. “I refuse to let this man trample on your freedoms to speak your mind, to make your own health care decisions, and to have your vote count.”
“Ron DeSantis is trying to overthrow democracy in Florida,” he continued. “His plot to suspend me blatantly violates the most fundamental basis of our democracy — your vote.”
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
According to Warren, refusing not to prosecute those who violate the state’s 15-week abortion ban, giving low-level first-time offenders a pass, and promising to look the other way while providers break the law and surgically reassign the genders of minors is upholding the Constitution.
“‘I was elected because the people of this county share my vision for criminal justice, trust my judgment, and have seen your success,” Warren said. “I swore to uphold the Constitution, and that’s exactly what I’ve done. DeSantis is trying to take away my job for doing my job.”
DeSantis, claimed Warren, only ventured to Hillsborough County “to illegally remove me as part of some political circus.”
“Ron DeSantis doesn’t get to hand-pick Florida’s state attorneys,” he stated. “You, the people do. We’ve all seen the consequences of politicians who think they’re above the law and can do whatever they want. That’s why DeSantis and his abuse of power must be stopped.”
“I refuse to let this man trample on your freedoms — to speak your mind, to make your own health care decisions and to have your vote count,” Warren proclaimed.
In his tweet, Warren urged followers to send him money in the name of saving democracy.
DeSantis says prosecutors with ‘militant agendas’ are aren’t going to get away with it: ‘Not on my watch’ https://t.co/deq7Vj44Ln
— American Wire News (@americanwire_) August 5, 2022
But if he thought he would receive a standing ovation for his continued defiance, Warren was in for a shock. On Twitter, users were quick to put the disgruntled prosecutor in his place.
“Nothing smacks of radical leftist quite like stating you won’t do your job, losing said job, then begging for money because you’re the ‘victim,’ said editor JD Rucker.
“Your job is to enforce the law including laws you may not like or feel are poorly written,” countered another user. “You refused to do it and Governor DeSantis held you accountable. He didn’t abuse his power, you did.”
“You swore to uphold the laws and prosecute violations. You don’t choose what laws you dislike and choose not to enforce,” a third user tweeted. “That is malfeasance and it was proper to remove you.”
Yet another user offered Warren a harsh reality check.
“You need to change your twitter handle, sport,” the user stated. “You ain’t a state attorney any more. Grifter might be more appropriate.”
Nothing smacks of radical leftist quite like stating you won't do your job, losing said job, then begging for money because you're the "victim." https://t.co/P5KiWPW7HY
— JD Rucker (@JDRucker) August 7, 2022
Your job is to enforce the law including laws you may not like or feel are poorly written. You refused to do it and Governor DeSantis held you accountable. He didn't abuse his power, you did. @MrsCJRay @HRHmaggie @Texasblue1 @chillin12342 @ranger30791 @MarvinRJeffcoat https://t.co/BezXMB69Gh
— DelVol (@del_vol) August 7, 2022
You swore to uphold the laws and prosecute violations. You don’t choose what laws you dislike and choose not to enforce. That is malfeasance and it was proper to remove you.
— PaulMJD (@PaulMJD) August 7, 2022
You need to change your twitter handle, sport. You ain’t a state attorney any more. Grifter might be more appropriate.
— Tim Ruggiero, CFI 🇺🇸🔎 (@TimRuggiero) August 7, 2022
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