DeSantis suspends Florida prosecutor for refusing to enforce abortion law

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(Reuters) – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Thursday suspended an elected state attorney without pay, accusing him of neglecting his duties and incompetence for saying he would not prosecute anyone who sought or provided abortions. DeSantis, a Republican who has been courting conservatives as part of an expected presidential bid in 2024, also took issue with Democrat Andrew Warren’s stance that he would not enforce laws restricting gender-affirming care for transgender youth. DeSantis said Warren, who serves as the top prosecutor in Florida’s 13th Judicial Circuit in Tampa, was behaving as if…

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