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On Thursday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced that, effective immediately, his administration would be suspending State Attorney Andrew Warren.
“So when you flagrantly violate your oath of office, when you make yourself above the law, you have violated your duty, you have neglected your duty and you are displaying a lack of competence to be able to perform those duties,” DeSantis said in a press conference on Thursday. “And so today we are suspending state Attorney Andrew Warren, effective immediately.”
“We are not going to 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. We are going to make sure that our laws are enforced and that no individual prosecutor puts himself above the law, and I can tell you the states and the localities that have allowed this to happen, they are ruing the day,” DeSantis said.
“You want to know why some people are moving to Florida? Because their communities are no longer safe, thanks to prosecutors that think they know better than the people’s representatives and they get to pick and choose which laws that they’re enforcing,” he added.
DeSantis said that this was an “important” issue, and that it received input from across the state.
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