DeSantis the Swamp-Drainer

DeSantis the Swamp-Drainer. By Paula Bolyard.

On Thursday morning, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis drew a line in the sand, announcing that he is suspending woke Hillsborough County state attorney Andrew Warren. …

Ron DeSantis announced the immediate suspension of Hillsborough County state attorney Andrew Warren for consistent refusal to enforce certain laws. …

DeSantis said Warren has publicly put himself above the law, citing Warren’s announcement that he would refuse to enforce any Florida laws limiting abortion in the wake of the Dobbs decision, laws against allowing children to undergo mutilating surgeries, and a consistent record of charges not being brought in violent crime cases.


A few hours later,[one of Trump’s PACs] sent out a fundraising email with a personal note from Donald Trump, echoing DeSantis’ call to get rid of government employees who refuse to obey the law.

“I told you I would DRAIN THE SWAMP and purge Washington of woke bureaucrats, and that’s exactly what Schedule F accomplishes.”

“I implemented Schedule F so that Presidents could have the ability to FIRE federal employees who were BYPASSING democracy for their own benefit,” …

While Trump accomplished a great deal during his term as president — including appointing a slew of conservative judges who will alter the courts for decades to come — he wasn’t able to make much headway in draining the swamp.

The executive order was a great start, but it came too late in his presidency. As a result, the FBI, the DOJ, and the U.S. military are still run by leftist ideologues who care more about appeasing the woke mob than protecting the country.

And this week we learned that the IRS is stockpiling millions of rounds of ammo — and even machine guns. While Trump had the best of intentions, he ultimately wasn’t able to drain the swamp in any meaningful way before leaving office.

Overriding the woke veto, in the name of the people. Democracy in action, taking back power from usurping bureaucrats.

Presumably this will become a big issue going forward. The bureaucrats are no longer responsive to people’s votes, but instead are openly enforcing their own agendas. This is not, as they love to say in another context, sustainable.