Attorney Andrew Warren told ‘CBS Miami News’ Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) has no constitutional authority to suspend him for saying he wouldn’t enforce Florida anti-care laws. of gender affirmation for minors and abortion, so it will continue to serve .
Anchor Jonathan Vigliotti asked, “You called the suspension unconstitutional. Can you explain why?”
Warren said, “Of course, this is gross excess on the Governor’s part. He is trying to disrupt a fair and free election. Two of them, in fact. It’s not just an attack. This is not about trying to suspend an elected official. This is about trying to suspend democracy here in Hillsborough County. I mean, it’s a fundamental tenet of our democracy. Voters elect their leaders, not the governor. He cannot just take a pen or a pencil and change the will of the people.
He continued, “It infringes on the rights of voters in Hillsborough County. This is patently unconstitutional in violation of Florida law. He doesn’t have the power to suspend me even if he wants to, especially when he’s focused on things I haven’t even done yet. Ultimately, the people elected me to this position, and I will continue to do so to keep our neighborhoods safe.
Warren added, “The Governor’s abortion ban is unconstitutional, so I’m the one enforcing the law.
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