Andrew Warren Amplifies Claims His Suspension Was Unconstitutional

Andrew Warren Amplifies Claims His Suspension Was Unconstitutional

Warren's reinstatement crusade continues

Grayson Bakich
Grayson Bakich
September 5, 2022

Suspended Hillsborough County District Attorney Andrew Warren's crusade to be reinstated continues, as he has now reverted to bringing in reinforcements. In a tweet published Sunday morning, Warren cites an opinion piece from Florida's Sun Sentinel. The authors "served on Florida’s Constitution Revision Commission in 1997-1998. We carefully reviewed and debated the portion of the Florida Constitution that DeSantis relied upon to suspend Warren. We know what that section means and how it is intended to be applied — and it does not give DeSantis the authority to do what he did."

"From members of the Commission who approved the Constitutional section at issue: “the governor’s suspension is unconstitutional…We know what that section means and it does not give DeSantis the authority to do what he did.” “…an egregious violation of the will of the voters," Warren's tweet reads.

Warren has previously claimed his suspension is unconstitutional in an interview with CNN's John Berman, saying that "the Florida Constitution sets very limited parameters under which a governor can suspend an elected official."

As The Floridian reported, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) suspended Warren in August for his refusal to prosecute individuals who violated Florida's new 15-week abortion ban. Additionally, he would supposedly not enforce prohibitions on sex change surgery for minors. "Individual prosecutors take it upon themselves to decide which laws they like and will enforce, and which laws they don't like and won't enforce," DeSantis justifies his position, adding that Warren "put himself above the law."

Democrats, most notably Nikki Fried, were quick to call Warren's suspension political, with Fried saying that the suspension was "because he stood up for our freedoms and stood against DeSantis' authoritarian dictatorship."

However, Hillsborough County Sherriff Chad Chronister stands by Gov. DeSantis' suspension of Warren. Chronister, as we covered, says Warren is "intently focused on empathy for criminals and less interested in pursuing justice for crime victims."

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Grayson Bakich

Grayson Bakich

Florida born and raised, Grayson Bakich is a recent recipient of a Master’s Degree in Political Science at the University of Central Florida. His thesis examined recent trends in political polarization and how this leads into justification of violence.

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