NewsMonique Worrell Argues DeSantis Overstepped Authority

Monique Worrell Argues DeSantis Overstepped Authority

Attorney Laura Ferguson said Monique Worrell was simply doing her job to the best of her abilities.

Monique Worrell, the Florida state prosecutor who was suspended by Gov. Ron DeSantis is fighting for her job back.

Before the Florida Supreme Court, Worrell’s attorney argued that the Republican governor exceeded his authority when he suspended her from her elected post, Associated Press reports. The Democratic DA was removed after DeSantis claimed she was too lenient in the way she prosecuted crimes in her central Florida district, which includes Orlando. According to the state constitution, elected official suspension can only occur for reasons of egregious misconduct. Attorney Laura Ferguson said her client was simply doing her job to the best of her abilities.

“It is the voters, not the governor, to whom Ms. Worrell is accountable,” Ferguson argued.

After the hearing, Worrell stood with numerous supporters, and said she feels the hopeful the court will side with her. 

“Our votes have been stolen, our justice has been killed and our democracy is being destroyed,” Worrell said, according to Politico. She continued to describe DeSantis’ actions as “authoritarian” and thinks the justices siding with the governor “will set the precedent whether or not the governor can single-handedly remove every Democrat in this state.”

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