FL: DeSantis suspends Democratic state attorney he accuses of being “woke,” not enforcing laws

Source: Tallahassee Democrat

“Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday suspended State Attorney Andrew Warren, the chief prosecutor for the 13th Judicial Circuit covering Hillsborough County, after calling him ‘woke’ and accusing him of refusing to properly enforce certain laws. The governor cited positions Warren has taken on abortion laws, gender confirmation surgery and other issues. … While DeSantis framed the issue as upholding the rule of law, the suspension has partisan overtones, with a GOP governor removing a Democratic official who twice was elected by voters in his county. … Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in June to undo Roe v. Wade, Warren joined dozens of state prosecutors nationwide in saying they would not pursue criminal charges against women seeking abortions.” (08/04/22)