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Thu Aug 4, 2022, 01:36 PM

DeSantis suspends Tampa prosecutor who took stance against criminalizing abortion providers

Source: CNN

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday suspended Tampa's elected prosecutor, Andrew Warren, for pledging not to use his office to go after people who seek and provide abortions or on doctors that provide gender affirming care to transgender people.

DeSantis also accused Warren of not pursuing criminals to the fullest extent of his powers as the state attorney of Hillsborough County.

"To take a position that you have veto powers over the laws of the state is untenable," DeSantis said at a press conference in Tampa surrounded by law enforcement.

The move by DeSantis, a Republican, to remove a Democrat twice elected by Hillsborough voters drew an immediate and sharp rebuke from Democratic state lawmakers and officials. Minority Leader Sen. Lauren Book said DeSantis was "behaving more like a dictator than 'America's governor.'" And Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, a Democratic candidate for governor, called Warren's suspension "a politically motivated attack on a universally respected state attorney democratically elected to exercise prosecutorial discretion."

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2022/08/04/politics/desantis-suspends-prosecutor/index.html

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Reply DeSantis suspends Tampa prosecutor who took stance against criminalizing abortion providers (Original post)
groundloop Thursday OP
Phoenix61 Thursday #1
marble falls Thursday #2
Jose Garcia Thursday #5
marble falls Thursday #8
Jose Garcia Thursday #11
JohnSJ Thursday #3
Jose Garcia Thursday #6
bluevoter4life Thursday #4
sakabatou Thursday #7
dalton99a Thursday #9
Permanut Thursday #10
Kid Berwyn Friday #17
Evolve Dammit Thursday #12
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Thursday #13
onetexan Thursday #14
SouthernDem4ever Thursday #15
tavernier Thursday #16
SouthernDem4ever Friday #18
tavernier Friday #19

Response to groundloop (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 01:38 PM

1. Orban is his hero.nt

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 01:38 PM

2. That'll be short lived. DeSantis overplays his hand again.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 02:25 PM

5. I wouldn't be too sure about that

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Warren has two options, demand a trial in the State Senate, or go to court. The State Senate hasn't shown any signs of bucking DeSantis lately, and all of the justices on the FL Supreme Court have been appointed by Republicans.

Former Broward Sheriff tried both of these routes and he is still a former Sheriff.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Reply #5)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 03:11 PM

8. I bet there's an injunction by Monday.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #8)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 03:50 PM

11. Certainly possible, but in the end I think that Warren is finished

At least for this term. The GOP has too strong of a hold of state government here in FL.

He could run for election the next time that the office is on the ballot.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 01:41 PM

3. The question is, are Floridians outraged enough to NOT re-elect this scum bucket?

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Response to JohnSJ (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 02:29 PM

6. Are there any people who are outraged by this that would haved

voted for DeSantis before this?

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 01:52 PM

4. Hypocrisy, thy name is GQP

Remember when the GQP said they would not enforce federal gun laws and nothing happened? And yet, when a Dem says they won't enforce laws they disagree with.....

This is why we need to hold these assholes accountable.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 02:42 PM

7. DeSantis must really hate women that refuse to be second class

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 03:16 PM

9. Kick

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 03:19 PM

10. He neglected to get an "Enabling Act" passed first..

needs to review Hitler's strategy more carefully.

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Response to Permanut (Reply #10)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 10:09 AM

17. He did get the blame-Soros-as-scapegoat part down, though.

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DeSantis suspends ĎSoros-backedí state attorney over stance on abortion, trans youth

https://forward.com/fast-forward/513258/desantis-soros-warren-florida-state-attorney/

Edited for a better source

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 04:29 PM

12. "America's Governor"????? Why would Ms. Book even say that?

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 08:32 PM

13. DeSantis is sniffing his own farts

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 08:42 PM

14. A sign of things to come if this dictator-wana - be gets into the WH

He is much worse than the Con IMO.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 10:25 PM

15. Desatanist is a tinpot dictator

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Response to SouthernDem4ever (Reply #15)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 11:03 PM

16. That's what I don't understand about Florida's Cuban voters

They detest the dictatorship in their native country, yet they will blindly vote for the likes of Trump or DeSantis.

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Response to tavernier (Reply #16)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 03:43 PM

18. It's because they are so religions

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Response to SouthernDem4ever (Reply #18)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 04:03 PM

19. Nope.

Itís because Machismo is so important to the males, and they think that bullying equals strength. Iíve been told this by Cuban women I work with. However I have noticed that the boys in the family are treated with much greater value than the girls, so misogyny might be a cultural thing.

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