Governor Ron DeSantis just ousted another Soros prosecutor this morning in central Florida.
Ninth Judicial Circuit State Attorney Monique Worrell was removed for ‘dereliction of duty’, for allowing criminals to escape the full consequences of their actions.
Here’s more via Fox News:
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended Ninth Judicial Circuit State Attorney Monique Worrell for “dereliction of duty” on crime via an executive order on Wednesday.
DeSantis’ office says that Worrell, whose jurisdiction includes Orlando, has routinely allowed murderers and other violent offenders to “escape the full consequences of their criminal conduct.” The governor is tapping Florida judge Andrew Bain to replace Worrell as the state attorney for the 9th judicial circuit.
“The practices and policies of her office have allowed murderers, other violent offenders, and dangerous drug traffickers to receive extremely reduced sentences and escape the full consequences of their criminal conduct. In some cases, these offenders have evaded incarceration altogether,” DeSantis’ office wrote in a statement.
“State Attorney Worrell’s practices undermine Florida law and endanger the safety, security, and welfare of the communities that Ms. Worrell was elected to serve,” it continued.
DeSantis highlighted the move in a news conference Wednesday morning alongside several other Florida officials. The officials, who included Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody, stated that Worrell routinely avoided mandatory minimum sentencing for gun crimes and drug trafficking offenses, as well as allowing juvenile offenders to avoid serious charges and incarceration.
She also allegedly limited charges against child pornography offenders and avoided sentencing enhancements such as those based on prior offenses.
I love that DeSantis is holding these Soros prosecutors accountable in the State of Florida. This is the second time he’s done this and it was very successful the first time. I don’t expect anything different here. Public safety is the highest calling and I’m glad the governor is continuing to set this example.