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TUESDAY August 23, 2022: 'OUSTED' by Tampa Bay Times photo director Chris Urso and staff writer Romy Ellenbogen: The state attorney from Tampa, Andrew Warren, was ousted earlier this month by DeSantis. The Republican governor said he acted because of statements Warren had signed pledging not to prosecute people for violating abortion restrictions or a law prohibiting gender-affirming care for minors. Warren filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court, saying that the governor violated his First Amendment right to freedom of speech. After DeSantis ousted him, Andrew Warren's political profile grows. Welcome to 'OUSTED'
© zReportage.com Story of the Week #850: TUESDAY August 23, 2022: 'OUSTED' by Tampa Bay Times photo director Chris Urso and staff writer Romy Ellenbogen: The state attorney from Tampa, Andrew Warren, was ousted earlier this month by DeSantis. The Republican governor said he acted because of statements Warren had signed pledging not to prosecute people for violating abortion restrictions or a law prohibiting gender-affirming care for minors. Warren filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court, saying that the governor violated his First Amendment right to freedom of speech. After DeSantis ousted him, Andrew Warren's political profile grows. Welcome to 'OUSTED'
Suspended Hillsborough County State Attorney ANDREW WARREN is silhouetted while practicing his speech just prior to news conference in Tallahassee. Warren has filed a federal suit against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis who suspended Warren August 5th.
© Chris Urso/Tampa Bay Times via ZUMA Press Wire
Suspended Hillsborough County State Attorney ANDREW WARREN takes a moment just prior to a CNN interview in Tallahassee. Warren has filed a federal suit against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis who suspended Warren two weeks ago.
© Chris Urso/Tampa Bay Times via ZUMA Press Wire
Suspended Hillsborough County State Attorney ANDREW WARREN talks a phone call after a news conference in Tallahassee. Warren has filed a federal suit against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis who suspended Warren two weeks ago. In the suit, Warren points to the First Amendment and says the governor overstepped his authority.
© Chris Urso/Tampa Bay Times via ZUMA Press Wire
Suspended Hillsborough County State Attorney ANDREW WARREN plays with one of his daughters after arriving home in Tampa. Warren has filed a federal suit against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
© Chris Urso/Tampa Bay Times via ZUMA Press Wire
Suspended Hillsborough County State Attorney ANDREW WARREN checks messages on his phone as he prepares to depart from a hotel after a news conference in Tallahassee. 'People that had never even heard of Andrew Warren before definitely have heard of him now,' said Ashley Walker, a veteran South Florida Democratic political strategist.
© Chris Urso/Tampa Bay Times via ZUMA Press Wire
Suspended Hillsborough County State Attorney ANDREW WARREN hugs his daughter after arriving home in Tampa. Warren has filed a federal suit against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis who suspended Warren two weeks ago.
© Chris Urso/Tampa Bay Times via ZUMA Press Wire
Suspended Hillsborough County State Attorney ANDREW WARREN walks into a news conference in Tallahassee. Warren has filed a federal suit against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
© Chris Urso/Tampa Bay Times via ZUMA Press Wire
Suspended Hillsborough County State Attorney ANDREW WARREN speaks during a news conference in Tampa. 'It shouldn't matter if you're a Republican or a Democrat or Libertarian, everybody should be outraged,' Warren said. 'This is how our democracy crumbles.'
© Chris Urso/Tampa Bay Times via ZUMA Press Wire
Suspended Hillsborough County State Attorney ANDREW WARREN, top left, looks on as attorney JEAN-JACQUES CABOU speaks during a news conference in Tallahassee. Attorney Jean-Jacques Cabou will make Warren's case to the Federal Court.
© Chris Urso/Tampa Bay Times via ZUMA Press Wire
Suspended Hillsborough County State Attorney ANDREW WARREN is seen on a small screen during a news conference in Tallahassee. Warren has filed a federal suit against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis who suspended Warren two weeks ago.
© Chris Urso/Tampa Bay Times via ZUMA Press Wire
Suspended Hillsborough County State Attorney ANDREW WARREN leaves a news conference in Tallahassee. The state attorney from Tampa, Andrew Warren, was ousted earlier this month by DeSantis.
© Chris Urso/Tampa Bay Times via ZUMA Press Wire
Suspended Hillsborough County State Attorney ANDREW WARREN, left, looks on as communications advisor GRAYSON KRAMM checks messages on his cellphone after a news conference in Tallahassee.
© Chris Urso/Tampa Bay Times via ZUMA Press Wire
Hillsborough County State Attorney ANDREW WARREN checks messages on his cellphone just prior to taping an episode of the Lincoln Project at his home in Tampa. Warren was recently suspended by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
© Chris Urso/Tampa Bay Times via ZUMA Press Wire
Hillsborough County State Attorney ANDREW WARREN speaks via laptop computer during a taping of the Lincoln Project at his home in Tampa. Warren was recently suspended by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. DeSantis accused the state attorney of neglect of duty and incompetence. Warren fired back with a federal lawsuit against DeSantis, citing free speech rights and prosecutorial discretion in his fight to get his job back.
© Chris Urso/Tampa Bay Times via ZUMA Press Wire
Suspended Hillsborough County State Attorney ANDREW WARREN speaks during a news conference in Tampa. After DeSantis ousted him, Andrew Warren's political profile grows.
© Chris Urso/Tampa Bay Times via ZUMA Press Wire
Hillsborough County State Attorney ANDREW WARREN speaks via laptop computer during a taping of the Lincoln Project at his home in Tampa.
© Chris Urso/Tampa Bay Times via ZUMA Press Wire
Suspended Hillsborough County State Attorney ANDREW WARREN, left, and communications adviser GRAYSON KAMM look over notes just prior to a CNN interview in his hotel room in Tallahassee. The state political committee Warren has promoted, 'Safer Stronger Florida', received more donations on Aug. 5, the day after DeSantis announced Warren's removal, than any other day since its creation in 2017.
© Chris Urso/Tampa Bay Times via ZUMA Press Wire
Suspended Hillsborough County State Attorney ANDREW WARREN, right, and communications adviser GRAYSON KAMM share a laugh as they prepare for a CNN interview from a hotel room in Tallahassee.
© Chris Urso/Tampa Bay Times via ZUMA Press Wire
Chris Urso

Growing up in Southern California was great but in 2005 I needed to make a drastic move. This move was not caused by my fear of earthquakes but my fear of not having a career in the vocation I adored. Family in tow we trekked cross country, on a plane, and landed at The Tampa Tribune. I am lucky to be one of the few who were plucked by the Tampa Bay Times after the purchase of the Tribune in 2016. My family and I have grown to love the Tampa Bay area. We spend off times floating on the intercostal and biking along the Pinellas Trail. I am extremely passionate about photojournalism and a strong advocate of photojournalism ethics. When asked, I tell people I am just a SoCal expat attempting to live the Florida lifestyle and I make visuals awesome. Chris's images are available via the Tampa Bay Times licensing partner ZUMA Press.:850



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