“It’s purely political:” Andrew Warren sounds off on legal battle against DeSantis in interview

  • In an interview with El Capitolio, suspended State Attorney Andrew Warren referred to his removal as a political stunt, claiming that it’s being used to prop up Gov. Ron DeSantis’ alleged Presidential ambitions for 2024
  • DeSantis in August suspended Warren, citing a pledge he signed that states he would not prosecute cases involving the state’s recently-passed 15-week abortion law
  • Warren claims that no such cases have been brought before him. As a result, DeSantis cannot point to any laws that he has failed to enforce 
  • Warren subsequently filed a lawsuit against DeSantis, contending a violation of his First Amendment rights, as well as an abuse of power. Lawyers representing the two sides are scheduled to appear in court on Monday

Suspended State Attorney Andrew Warren spoke with El Capitolio in an interview on Friday, where he referred to his ongoing legal battle with Gov. Ron DeSantis as a political stunt used to prop up the governor’s alleged Presidential ambitions.

DeSantis accused Warren of incompetence and abandonment of duty when he was dismissed from office on Aug. 4. Notably, the governor claimed that Warren pledged not to enforce the state’s recently-passed 15-week abortion law, as well as signing letters stating that he would not enforce laws prohibiting sex changes for minors.

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