FL State Attorney Suspended for Declining to Enforce State Laws

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    The Facts

    • Andrew Warren, a Democrat State Attorney in Florida, has been suspended by Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), for refusing to enforce state laws on abortion and gender reassignment procedures.

    • During a press conference on Thurs., DeSantis claimed Warren "publicly put himself above the law" when he promised to not enforce a ban on abortion past 15-weeks or any restrictions on gender-reassignment for minors.

    The Spin

    Republican narrative

    DeSantis is right to be taking action against woke prosecutors who consider themselves above the law. Egregious violations of the rule of law such as Warren's blatant disregard for the decisions of elected legislators demand a harsh response.

    Democratic narrative

    Warren is an elected representative who became the face of progressive criminal justice reform in 2016 and has since been standing up for reproductive rights. DeSantis himself has overreached in this case, exercising dictatorial powers while making specious criticisms of Democratic views on policy matters.

    Nerd narrative

    There is a 30% chance that Ron DeSantis will become US President by 2029, according to the Metaculus prediction community.

    Political split



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