A federal judge has refused to overturn a decision by Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis after he fired him for refusing to prosecute crimes related to abortion or transgender care.
U.S. District Judge Robert L. Hinkle declined to reinstate Andrew Warren on Monday as the controversy continues.
” A federal judge refused to strike down Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ decision to suspend a state attorney after he vowed not to prosecute crimes related to abortion or gender-affirming care—at least for now” Continue reading here:https://t.co/ZB8bxzXFbF
— Floridians for Reproductive Freedom (@FLReproFreedom) September 20, 2022
“Mr. Warren is an elected official and his speech is protected by the first amendment,” Warren’s attorney said after the hearing.
“We look forward to a trial where the governor can come in and explain to the court why he thinks what he did is in compliance with federal law and state law,” the suspended attorney added.
— Real Hamlet Garcia (@Hamletgarcia17) August 5, 2022
“State Attorneys have a duty to prosecute crimes as defined in Florida law, not to pick and choose which laws to enforce based on his personal agenda,” DeSantis said in a statement in August.
“It is my duty to hold Florida’s elected officials to the highest standards for the people of Florida. I have the utmost trust that Judge Susan Lopez will lead the office through this transition and faithfully uphold the rule of law,” he added.
Just another example of why @GovRonDeSantis is the best Governor in America.
He removes woke losers and replaces them with true professionals.
SA Lopez is what a prosecutor should be. https://t.co/8iQ4pK9uc4
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) August 6, 2022
The latest decision may not be the end of the case, but it’s good news for DeSantis for now.
The former prosecutor will likely push for a court trial to further extend options, but for now, he remains out of his job for failure to fulfill his duties.
The left may freak out after the verdict, but many Americans are happy over the latest decision.