Suspended Palm Beach County Elections Supervisor Susan Bucher Resigns, Cites Her ‘Only Option’
By Nancy Smith, Sunshine State News // January 29, 2019
Bucher: This is my only option for due process
ABOVE VIDEO: Suspended Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections resigns.
(SUNSHINE STATE NEWS) – Palm Beach County Elections Supervisor Susan Bucher resigned Monday, rather than appeal her suspension before a Republican Senate where, she claims, the odds would be stacked against her.
Having met with her attorney, Leonard Feuer, she said they concluded a hearing would be a waste of time, conducted by a handpicked Senate committee “with attorneys for DeSantis acting as prosecutors.”
“This is my only option for due process,” Bucher said in a statement issued Monday afternoon. “The law does not provide for guidelines or rules. Prior to my service as your supervisor, I was a very vocal member of the House minority party in Tallahassee. As such, I do not believe I can receive a fair hearing before a very partisan Senate. …
“The laws and our Constitution need to be changed. Florida elected officials should not be afraid to express their views and stand strong for their constituents without fear of being removed from office through fabricated allegations which would not stand up in a court of law. There should be minimum standards for removal of elected officials by a governor so that political agendas are not the only reason.”
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