Florida Attorney Andrew Warren Vows To Fight Gov. DeSantis’ Suspension

ST. PETERSURG, Fla. — A Florida prosecutor vowed Sunday to fight against his impeachment by Gov. Ron DeSantis over his promise not to enforce the state’s 15-week ban on abortion and support for underage sex reassignment treatments.

Andrew Warren, a Democrat who was suspended last week from his twice-elected post as a prosecutor in Hillsborough County, which includes Tampa, said in a Facebook video message and press release Sunday that he plans to “vigorously defend” his legal team , but did not give any specifics.

“I’m not going down without a fight,” Warren said in the video. “I refuse to let this man trample on your freedoms to speak your mind, make your own healthcare decisions, and let your voice count.”

Warren was suspended Thursday by DeSantis, a Republican seeking re-election in November and a potential presidential nominee for 2024, who cited dereliction of duty and other alleged violations. The governor claimed that’s because Warren signed statements with dozens of other prosecutors across the country in which he vowed not to prosecute anyone who seeks or performs abortions or sex-reassignment treatments.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended Warren over various allegations.
AP/Chris O’Meara

Warren claimed Sunday that the governor was essentially trying to defeat the will of the Tampa-area voters who elected him in 2016 and 2020.

https://nypost.com/2022/08/08/florida-prosecutor-andrew-warren-vows-to-fight-gov-desantis-suspension/ Florida Attorney Andrew Warren Vows To Fight Gov. DeSantis’ Suspension

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