Ron DeSantis Prepares to Take out Another Soros-Backed Prosecutor

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The left has long accused Ron DeSantis of being the Grim Reaper, and he’s living up to that name, at least when it comes to radical, George Soros-backed prosecutors.

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As RedState reported back in 2022, DeSantis took out Andrew Warren, a state attorney who pledged to not enforce state laws surrounding abortion and the mutilation of children in the name of “gender-affirming care.” Now, he’s got his eyes on an even bigger prize: State Attorney Monique Worrell.

(Related: State Attorney That Ron DeSantis Suspended Cries a Glorious River)

You may remember Worrell. She made headlines after a man named Keith Moses went on a killing spree in her district. As it turned out, Moses had a criminal history, and Worrell had previously failed to prosecute him for drug crimes. Had she done so, he would have likely been in jail during the time of the murders.

Politico provides more details, including the fact that DeSantis’ general counsel recently demanded Worrell provide records related to the Moses murders, signaling that a case for removal is being built. As noted, the general counsel is the same one that led the charge against Andrew Warren.

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis appears poised to suspend another prosecutor from office, this time zeroing in on how a central Florida state attorney dealt with the 19-year-old man accused of killing three people in Orlando, including a television reporter.

DeSantis has already publicly criticized State Attorney Monique Worrell’s handling of previous prosecutions of the suspect, Keith Moses, who had a record of arrests as a juvenile and was on probation at the time he allegedly went on a shooting spree.

On Tuesday, DeSantis’ general counsel demanded that Worrell turn over emails, reports and documents related to Moses, including his juvenile record.

The request is significant because the general counsel’s office handled the contentious suspension of Tampa prosecutor Andrew Warren. DeSantis removed Warren from office last August after the prosecutor pledged that he would not prosecute people under Florida’s new abortion restrictions or doctors who provide gender-affirming care, even though state law doesn’t address that presently.

Orlando has a higher rate of crime than Miami, which is just nuts when you consider the differences between the cities. But that is what Worrell’s tenure has brought. She is your typical far-left social justice warrior who would see her city burn to the ground if it meant she could virtue-signal on Twitter. Her entire worldview is over-racialized and centers on the idea of implicit bias. That’s her priority, not stopping crime.

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Is DeSantis going after Worrell to raise his profile for a coming presidential run? I have no idea, and I couldn’t care less. Whatever the motivation is, it’s the right thing to do. These Soros-backed prosecutors are destroying their communities, and it’s long past time someone held them accountable.

In Florida, DeSantis has been willing to push the envelope and exercise his power to get things done. That’s important because you can’t play defense against the left. If you do, you will be consumed by it. Going on offense and taking these prosecutors out is the only way forward. Other governors need to start figuring out how they can take similar actions.

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