This morning, Governor Ron DeFascist (Fascist-FL) removed an elected, Democratic State Attorney Monique Worrell from her position as the chief prosecutor in the Orlando area; DeSantis claimed she was ‘soft on crime.’ Normally, we remove elected officials at the ballot box but DeFascist “who rules Florida with a iron fist with no checks and balances from a Republican-packed judiciary and a sycophantic legislature,” just takes it upon himself and unilaterally removes state attorneys from office, usually those from the Democratic Party, he has issues with. DeFascist announced he will appoint “Judge Andrew Bain to take over as state attorney for the ninth judicial circuit court.”
The governor went on to say that Worrell’s administration has been “clearly and fundamentally derelict to as to constitute both neglect of duty and incompetence.”
The policies and practices listed in the executive order which constituted the grounds for suspension included:
- a pattern or practice to avoid minimum mandatory sentences for gun crimes
- a pattern or practice to avoid minimum mandatory sentences for drug trafficking offences
- a pattern or practice allowing juvenile offenders to avoid serious charges and incarceration altogether
- a pattern or practice to avoid valid or applicable sentencing enhancements
- a pattern or practice limiting charges for child pornography
- a pattern or practice of seeking withholding of adjudication and situations not permitted under Florida law
Worrell was elected in November of 2020 and serves as the chief prosecutor. Monique is the second African American elected as State Attorney, and the first of Caribbean descent, according to her biography in the state attorney’s website.
DeSantis and his allies saw an opportunity to place a target on Worrell in the wake of the mass shooting in Pine Hills in February. The accused killer, Keith Moses, was known to have a history of convictions as a juvenile.
Last year, DeFascist removed State Attorney Andrew Warren who “took his case to federal court, where a judge ruled Warren’s removal was unconstitutional, but the judge didn’t have the power to reinstate him.” He removed Warren after Warren stated publicly that “he could not envision his office prosecuting women simply for getting an early-term abortion.” In his press release justifying his disregard for the will of the people, Florida voters DeFascist 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,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. “It is my duty to hold Florida’s elected officials to the highest standards for the people of Florida. I have the utmost trust that Judge Susan Lopez will lead the office through this transition and faithfully uphold the rule of law.”