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State attorney suspended by DeSantis accuses him of being ‘like ‘1984’ Orwellian Thought Police’

Florida prosecutor Andrew Warren appeared on CNN Tonight, Thursday, where he discussed his recent suspension by Governor Ron DeSantis for pledging to not prosecute people who have abortions. “This just shows how flagrant this overreach is,” Warren said. “This is a blatant violation of the most fundamental principles in our democracy that the people get to elect their leaders. It’s how democracy works. Even my 8-year-old understands that.” While a 15-week abortion ban was reinstated in July, Warren claims it is currently unconstitutional. “It’s not a dereliction of duty,” Warren said. “In fact, it’s not even talking about things I’ve done in office. It’s talking about things I may do in the future for a law that doesn’t even exist yet. I mean, this is out of, like, 1984 Orwellian Thought Police.” Warren has not been presented with a case since the ban was made state law. That being said, if he is presented with a case he will not prosecute as long as it is constitutionally protected. “The governor is just upset because I’m not kowtowing to his agenda,” Warren said. “I’m the one upholding the law here. The law is clear in Florida. A 15-week ban is unconstitutional, and I said I’m not going to enforce it.” Despite being suspended by DeSantis, the Hillsborough County State Attorney plans on continuing to do the job he was elected to do. “The reality is the governor can sign some order in his pen or his crayon, and it doesn’t stop what the voters voted for me to do,” Warren said.


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