FDP Slams Attorney General Ashley Moody for Focusing on Political Games Instead of Her Job
Tallahassee, Fla— Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody is supposed to be the people’s lawyer. But instead of doing her job, she is focusing time, energy, and taxpayer dollars on political pet projects.
In an attempt to uplift a baseless election conspiracy theory, Attorney General Moody directed the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) to investigate whether the widely respected non-partisan group, the Florida Rights Restoration Commission, committed wrongdoing in the 2020 election. After over 700 hours of work and millions of taxpayer dollars, the FDLE found that exactly zero wrongdoing was committed. This investigation was a clear waste of both time and money.
“Ashley Moody is a disgrace to the office of the Attorney General,” said Florida Democratic Party Chair Manny Diaz. “That job is supposed to be about fighting for struggling Floridians and holding people who abuse the system accountable, but Attorney General Moody is using the job to play politics—all while wasting millions of taxpayer dollars in the process.”
Attorney General Moody also took the Biden administration to court over its decision to review Trump’s inhumane and racially motivated immigration policies. A federal judge rejected Moody’s request for an injunction, noting that “[h]ere, Florida simply disagrees with the choices made by the Biden Administration as to the priorities.” In other words, this was simply a political disagreement, not something that belongs in federal court.
“Instead of focusing on holding wrongdoers accountable and fighting for the everyday people of Florida, AG Moody is wasting people’s time and taking political disagreements to federal court.” noted FDP Spokeswoman Alexandra Caffrey.
These recent cases are just a few examples of the constant political games AG Moody is playing. Floridians deserve better. At the very least, we deserve an Attorney General who actually does her job.
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