State Attorney suspended by DeSantis allegedly used taxpayer money for left-wing activism
Now-suspended state attorney Andrew Warren allegedly used taxpayer dollars to liaise with the Democratic Party in pursuit of his controversial “Fair and Just Prosecution’ policies and to make six trips across the country to attend activist events for the same cause.
According to documentation obtained through a FOIA request by the Florida Standard, Warren and his staff leveraged public funds and his official office to further Warrens’s political and activistic priorities. Warren’s “Fair and Just Prosecution” policies are consistent with the trend of soft-on-crime prosecutorial discretion supported by the Democratic Party, most famously by George Soros. Taxpayer funds were allegedly used to host and travel to events celebrating and furthering these policies from 2017 to 2022.
🚨BREAKING: @theflstandard obtains records of taxpayer-funded partisan trips by ousted Hillsborough prosecutor Andrew Warren & staff. They traveled out of state to attend events held by Soros-funded left-wing activist group "Fair and Just Prosecutions". https://t.co/itSIA1ZXjq
— Christina Pushaw 🐊 🇺🇸 (@ChristinaPushaw) August 17, 2022
Despite this evidence, Warren has not been charged with a crime yet. When asked about the use of funds, Warren refused to answer.
JUST IN: suspended Soros-backed prosecutor Andrew Warren refuses to answer questions about traveling to left-wing political events on Florida taxpayers’ dime pic.twitter.com/kDKMjZUVmf
— The Florida Orange (@Florida_Orange_) August 17, 2022
Andrew Warren was ousted in early August by Governor DeSantis for defying his executive order to prevent sex-change surgeries for minors and to ban all abortions after 15 weeks. DeSantis suspended Warren when he refused to enforce such a law per his job description.
“Our government is a government of laws, not a government of men,” “When you make yourself above the law, you have violated your duty.” DeSantis said.
Governors have broad authority to hire and fire state attorneys, and DeSantis made his legal basis for doing so very clear. Regardless, Warren announced he was filing a federal lawsuit against DeSantis for the suspension.
— Andrew Warren (@AndrewWarrenFL) August 17, 2022
Warren is surrounded by a storm of legal issues, both on attack and defense, but it’s hard to see how he’ll make it out unscathed.
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