Updated:ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. —
The Democratic Hispanic Caucus of Florida wants Assistant State Attorney Kenneth Lewis to be removed from office following his controversial Facebook comments.
Thursday, Lewis apologized for his comments, including one that said Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor hit the “affirmative action lottery” when she should be working in fast food.
When Channel 9 asked him about that post, he said it was a joke but also said he doesn't believe the constitution should treat anyone differently.
But since the comments were made on his private account, District Attorney Jeff Ashton said, while he doesn’t agree with the comments, it's Lewis' right to have freedom of speech and he won't be punished.
The Democratic Hispanic Caucus of Florida thinks otherwise, and released a statement that said, in part, "As an officer of the court, you are held at a higher standard of ethics and morality, and he has obviously broken the vote of confidence and trust of the community he serves."