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Ousted Prosecutor Accuses DeSantis of 'Blatant Abuse of Power'

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Update : A Florida prosecutor ousted by Gov. Ron DeSantis is suing to get his job back, accusing the Republican governor of “blatant abuse of power.” Andrew Warren,.
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Update: A Florida prosecutor ousted by Gov. Ron DeSantis is suing to get his job back, accusing the Republican governor of “blatant abuse of power.” Andrew Warren, who was suspended as state attorney in Hillsborough County earlier this month, accused DeSantis of violating his First Amendment rights in a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday, Politico reports. The Democrat said he was suspended from his elected position not because of actions, but because of words: He signed a pledge not to prosecute women for seeking abortions and a statement “condemning the proposed criminalization of transgender people and gender-affirming healthcare.” Our story from Aug. 4 follows:

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren have clashed often.

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