WATCH: Soros-Backed Prosecutor Freaks Out After Ron DeSantis Removes Her From Office

State Attorney Monique Worrell reacts to her suspension by Gov. Ron DeSantis (8/9/23). (Credit: Florida's Voice - Twitter)

Ron DeSantis has struck again in Florida, this time by removing another George Soros-funded prosecutor who was refusing to do her job. As RedState reported in April, the governor began laying the groundwork to suspend State Attorney Monique Worrell from her position, and the shoe officially dropped on Wednesday.


On Wednesday morning, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that he will be suspending State Attorney Monique H. Worrell, citing neglect of duty.

DeSantis made the announcement, saying Worrell’s criminal justice administration has been, “clearly and fundamentally derelict, so as to constitute neglect of duty and incompetence.”

“The state of Florida is a law and order state,” the governor said. “Refusing to faithfully enforce the laws of Florida puts our communities in danger and victimizes innocent Floridians.”

Worrell, whose office is in the Orlando area, was heavily backed during the 2022 Democrat primary by Soros-funded groups that exist to install “progressive” prosecutors across the country. In total, $2.2 million was spent in support of Worrell, and while she denies any influence was exerted over her, there’s no doubt she was doing exactly what those who funded her campaign wanted.


This is the second Soros-backed prosector that DeSantis has removed, with the first being Andrew Warren. After a court battle over whether the removal was unlawful, the governor’s decision was upheld.

Returning to Worrell, the executive order signed by DeSantis suspending her listed the following justifications under the law.

Pattern or practice to avoid minimum mandatory sentences for gun crimes

Pattern or practice to avoid minimum mandatory sentences for drug trafficking offenses

Pattern or practice allowing juvenile offenders to avoid serious charges and incarceration

Pattern or practice to avoid minimum mandatory to avoid valid applicable sentencing enhancements

Pattern or practice limiting charges for child pornography offenses

Pattern or practice for seeking withholding of adjudication in situations not permitted under Florida law

Naturally, Worrell threw a fit in response, calling Desantis a “dictator” and claiming that she is living under “tyranny” within the State of Florida.


WORRELL: This is an outrage. One year, three years ago, I was elected by the people of the ninth judicial circuit to lead this circuit, and yes, to do things unconventionally, to do things differently. But I didn’t hide, I didn’t say I would do things and I didn’t do them. I didn’t say I wouldn’t do things and not do them. I did exactly what I said I would do, and that is what you want from an elected official.

Elected officials are being taken out of office solely for political purposes, and that should never be a thing. There used to be a very high standard for the removal of elected officials. There used to be a standard that I would have had to be criminally prosecuted for something, neglected my duties, meaning that I don’t show up for work and don’t do my job, or that I had some kind of illness that prevented me from doing my job. But under this tyranny, elected officials can be removed simply for political purposes and by a whim of the governor, and no matter how you feel about me, you should not be okay with that.

Where’s that “straight in my veins” meme when you need it?

Ironically, Worrell manages to mention the reason she’s being sidelined while claiming there’s no legitimate reason to sideline her. She has not been doing her job. She has been overriding the legislatively-enacted laws of Florida in order to push a social justice agenda that has led to nothing but pain and suffering within her circuit. It is not her job to “do things differently.” It’s her job to faithfully and fully uphold the laws of her state.


She didn’t do that, and now she’s out. That’s how it should be, and other GOP governors should use every tool possible to follow suit in their own states.


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