The New York Times reports:
Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida suspended the top state prosecutor in Orlando on Wednesday, accusing her of incompetence and neglect of duty for what he characterized as lenience against violent criminals.
Mr. DeSantis suspended Monique H. Worrell, the elected state attorney of Florida’s Ninth Judicial Circuit, which includes Orange and Osceola counties, and cited her handling of three cases. One involved a man who shot and injured two Orlando police officers over the weekend.
It is the second time in a year that Mr. DeSantis, a Republican running for president, has taken the drastic and exceedingly rare step of removing an elected state attorney. Both have been Democrats.
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The cult is pouring into Worrell’s tweet below.
Breaking News: Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida suspended the top state prosecutor in Orlando, the second time in a year he has taken the rare step of removing an elected state attorney. https://t.co/SfkFXXvfPI
— The New York Times (@nytimes) August 9, 2023
Dictator Desantis announced this morning that he is removing another elected prosecutor. This time it’s Orlando-area Democratic State Attorney Monique Worrell, who also just happens to be a black female. He claims she isn’t prosecuting crime aggressively enough. pic.twitter.com/eXaLI3219z
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) August 9, 2023
Struggling to raise money for his failing campaign and trailing by 40 points in the polls, Ron DeSantis removes a Black woman, Monique Worrell, from her duly elected office in Florida in a desperate, antidemocratic ploy to win MAGA voters.https://t.co/DgBnVfsQRl
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) August 9, 2023
Monique Worrell, the duly-elected State Attorney for the Ninth Judicial Circuit, will address media today at 11 a.m. outside of the Orange County Courthouse regarding the announcement that she has been suspended from office by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
— Monique H. Worrell (@MoniqueHWorrell) August 9, 2023
Ron’s extremist administration has consistently targeted the rights and freedoms of Black and brown Floridians, and the suspension of State Attorney Worrell — the only Black woman state attorney in Florida — is clearly racially and politically motivated.https://t.co/uUQ2SZl6is
— Florida Democrats (@FlaDems) August 9, 2023