The Democrat DA suspended by Governor DeSantis had allegedly gone on several trips to attend leftist group events with taxpayers’ money. Reports are that the prosecutor, Andrew Warren, had made at least six trips across the country to attend events held by the activist group Fair and Just Prosecutions.
He had also gone on these trips with several staff members and had fully sponsored himself and the entire team with taxpayer funds. Furthermore, the now suspended prosecutor had also used taxpayer dollars to fund events related to his activism. This happened from 2017 to 2022, according to records obtained through the Freedom of Information Act by Florida Standard.
The records, which were not made public, allegedly show Warren traveling to events held by Fair and Just Prosecutions. This happened first in Seattle in July 2017, Boston in September 2017, New York in August 2018, Houston in December 2018, New York in September 2021, and Washington D.C. in May 2022.
When confronted with these facts at a press conference, he refused to answer anything related to the trips. However, he insisted that he would only speak about the lawsuit he filed against the governor. He said, “If your question isn’t about the lawsuit, I’m not taking the question.”
Some other Democrat district attorneys who are members of the group include prosecutors like Chesa Boudin, Kim Foxx, Marilyn Mosby, Larry Krasner, and George Gascon. This lawsuit came after his suspension as the DA claimed at a press conference that he was going to fight back against the “injustice” of his suspension.
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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
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However, the DA is just setting a trap for himself as several cases can be mounted against him, though he is yet to be accused of a crime. Besides the complete misappropriation of funds, Warren had also refused to uphold the laws. On the 5th of August, his signature was seen on a letter stating that he would not uphold Florida’s laws regarding abortions post-15 weeks of pregnancy. This language, however, does not exist in the governor’s executive order. Warren had sworn never to prosecute anyone who violated the state’s abortion ban or provided gender re-assignment surgery for minors. He disregarded the law and even encouraged citizens to do the same with his actions.
As the governor announced the DA’s suspension, he said, “State Attorneys have a duty to prosecute crimes as defined in Florida law, not to pick and choose which laws to enforce based on his personal agenda. It is my duty to hold Florida’s elected officials to the highest standards for the people of Florida.”
The governor wrote in his executive order that the DA had “demonstrated his incompetence and willful defiance of his duties as a state attorney as early as June 2021, when he signed a ‘Joint Statement’ with other elected prosecutors in support of gender-transition treatments for children and bathroom usage based on gender identity.”
DeSantis added that the DA acted as a law “by instituting a policy during his current term of presumptive non-enforcement for certain criminal violations, including trespassing at a business location, disorderly conduct, disorderly intoxication, and prostitution.”