TAMPA (VINnews) — Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday suspended Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren for not prosecuting certain crimes, removing him from office and naming his replacement.
At a news conference flanked by police from around Tampa Bay, DeSantis said Warren has “put himself publicly above the law” by signing letters saying he would not enforce laws prohibiting gender-affirming care for minors or laws limiting abortion.
“Our government is a government of laws, not a government of men,” DeSantis said.
DeSantis’ decision to suspend Warren is the first of many actions the governor plans to take to stamp out corrupt prosecutors whom he blames for the uptick in crime within Democrat-run cities.