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U.S. Rep. Castor Statement on Dismissal of Orlando State Attorney

TAMPA, FL – U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL-14) today released the following statement regarding Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ dismissal of Orlando-area State Attorney Monique Worrell:

"Governor DeSantis’ abuse of power knows no end. His latest ousting of a duly-elected prosecutor undermines Floridians' sacred right to vote and our democratic values. Just last year, DeSantis put his political ambitions over Florida voters and suspended Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren in a politically craven and illegal move.

"While DeSantis is focused on making news headlines, he is costing Floridians a lot - higher bills, a real financial squeeze, and our ability to choose our own leaders. State Attorney Monique Worrell is a trusted elected official in Orange and Osceola counties. DeSantis continues to distract voters from his actions of wasting taxpayer dollars, ignoring skyrocketing costs for hard-working families, abusing his power and wreaking havoc on students and schools.

"Governor DeSantis is failing in the polls and failing our state. Floridians will remember who ripped away their freedoms and left them with higher costs across the board."