For background, let’s begin with Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren. The Miami Herald has described him as “a rising star in progressive law enforcement circles.” In other words, he’s one of these Soros-backed prosecutors who believes in selectively not enforcing the law against career criminals but instead enforcing it against regular citizens for politics. Hillsborough police have been complaining for years about the Hillsborough State Attorney’s office routinely letting bad actors go. Warren even instituted an official — written — policy of “presumptive non-enforcement” of certain crimes.
Since he was elected in 2016, Warren has been declining to prosecute drug arrests and has refused to seek the death penalty in some pretty gruesome cases. On the other hand, in April 2020, Warren leapt to prosecute a PASTOR who’d been arrested for holding in-person church services.
(The charges against the pastor were later dropped after Governor DeSantis signed an executive order specifically allowing in-person church services.)
Most recently, Warren announced that the Legislature could pass whatever laws they wanted to, but HE would refuse to enforce ANY laws related to new prohibitions of castration of minors for “transitioning,” or related to protections for babies under new anti-abortion laws. In other words, he was vetoing those laws for Hillsborough county.
So DeSantis flexed his Governor’s powers yesterday and suspended Warren from office, appointing his interim replacement. Boom! Buh bye.
Not only that, but DeSantis ALSO sent the state police to physically remove Warren from his office, “and to ensure that no files, papers, documents, notes, records, computers, or removable storage media are removed from the Office of the State Attorney…”
“The constitution of Florida has vested the veto power in the governor, not in individual state attorneys,” DeSantis said. “So, when you flagrantly violate your oath of office .. when you make yourself above the law, you have violated your duty, and you have neglected your duty, and you are displaying a lack of competence to be able to perform those duties,” he explained.
DeSantis said that Florida had watched other states struggling with the issue and was not going to allow woke selective-prosecution-techniques take root in the Sunshine State.
Last night, Tucker seemed very pleased that somebody had finally taken action against a Soros DA, and he had Governor DeSantis on the show, calling Warren’s removal “kind of a big deal.”
Jeff Childers August 5, 2022 COVID & Coffee