Ron DeSantis suspends second Soros-linked prosecutor for alleged neglect of duty

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that Monique Worrell, the State Attorney of Florida, was suspended for incompetence and neglect of duty.

Worrell will be temporarily replaced by Andrew Bain, a judge who was elected state attorney of the 9th Judicial Circuit for 2020. Worrell’s suspension comes one year after DeSantis had suspended State Attorney Andrew Warren due to his failure to enforce certain laws.


DeSantis stated, “It’s my duty as Governor of Florida to make sure that the laws passed by our duly-elected Legislature are adhered to.” The people of Central Florida deserve a State Attorney that will pursue justice according to the law, instead of allowing violent criminals roaming the streets to find new victims.


The Governor’s Office claimed that Worrell “neglected her duty to faithfully pursue crime in her jurisdiction”, and that “her policies too often allowed violent criminals escape the full consequence of their criminal behavior, thereby putting innocent civilians from Orange and Osceola Counties at risk.”

DeSantis announced the suspension at a press event on Wednesday. He detailed the allegations that Worrell had failed to prosecute criminals including repeat offenders and cited the weekend shooting of two Orlando Police officers.

“I am certain that the decision we made today is in accordance with Florida’s constitution and laws and that our right to act has been recognized.” DeSantis stated that he knew with today’s ruling, we had to act to protect the public against this breach of duty.

Months ago, the Orlando prosecutor who was boosted in the Democratic primaries in 2020 by liberal billionaire George Soros-linked groups, had been discussed in terms of a possible suspension. Worrell distanced herself, despite the boost she received in 2020. She said that at the time, she never met the billionaire and learned about the boost through news reports.

Worrell said to Orlando TV station WKMG, “I never brokered a relationship.” “I wasn’t told, ‘do this’ and I’ll reward you with this’.”

The Washington Examiner contacted the office of state attorney for 9th Judicial Circuit to get a comment.