THE FLORIDIAN – Florida’s Daily Political Read – 5.2.2019 – Gaetz's Mic is Shut Off in Mid-Sentence - Arming Teachers Bill Passes - Crist Ask Barr To Resign

THE FLORIDIAN – Florida’s Daily Political Read – 5.2.2019 – Gaetz's Mic is Shut Off in Mid-Sentence - Arming Teachers Bill Passes - Crist Ask Barr To Resign

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
May 2, 2019

School safety becoming a reality in Florida

The controversial "Guardian" school safety measure proposed by Republicans in the Florida Legislature has just passed the state House of Representatives. The bill that would allow teachers to be armed in the classroom will now makes its way to Gov. Ron DeSantis' desk. READ MORE 

 - "I’m running for president because the American people deserve truth and integrity from their elected leaders," said 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris, who then demanded that Attorney General William Barr resign over his testimony over the Mueller report at a recent Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.

Bonkers Bernie is now specifically targeting South Carolina and Iowa voters by taking up issues that directly affect them like teacher pay in SC and flooding in Iowa.

Aww Shut up!“House Judiciary Committee cuts off Rep. Gaetz’s microphone" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres: A day after Attorney General William Barr testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee about his review of the Mueller report, the House Judiciary Committee held a similar hearing, but Barr didn’t show up. READ MORE

GET OUT OF TOWN! – "Charlie Crist calls AG Barr to resign," by The Floridian's Daniel Molina:In a statement, Rep. Charlie Crist(D) slammed Attorney GeneralWilliam Barr, who testified yesterday before a U.S. Senate Committee on his handling of the Mueller report.

In the statement, Crist assured that “the American people Read More

NEVER LET THEM KNOW WHAT YOU ARE THINKING – Rubio points to Godfather-like betrayal of Maduro by HISPOLITICA:The recent military uprising in Venezuela, which was called for by U.S.-backed President Juan Guaido, had Dictator Nicolas Maduro on the ropes, as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated that Maduro “had an airplane on the tarmac” and was “heading for Havana” to find refuge. READ MORE

WAR ON DRUGS – "Scott champions Colombia's drug reduction effort ”by HISPOLITICA:In an op-ed for the Miami Herald, Florida Sen. Rick Scott (R) details that Colombian President Ivan Duque sees that his country wants to usher in a new era of conservatism.

As growing tension within the United States sees Democratic Socialism permeating through the Democratic READ MORE

COUP - Venezuelan President Juan Guaido calls for a military coup against Dictator Nicolas Maduro: by HISPOLITICA READ MORE

Oh Charlie"Did Attorney General William Barr lie to Rep. Charlie Crist?" by Tampa Bay Times Steve Contorno: "Reached Wednesday, Crist said Barr was parsing words. Barr could have and should have disclosed the letter when the question was asked, he said. The attorney general should resign, Crist said. "The facts are pretty clear to me," he said. "He not only misled the House of Representatives but also the United States Senate." READ MORE

 - ‘Sanctuary cities’ bill clears Florida House by News Service of Florida:TALLAHASSEE — After a long and fiery debate about how the state should deal with illegal immigration, the Florida House on Wednesday passed legislation that seeks to crack down on local governments that do not fully cooperate with federal immigration authorities. READ MORE

ARMING TEACHERS-Senate passes controversial school safety bill by News Service of Florida:TALLAHASSEE — In search of a solution that will prevent another school massacre, a sharply divided Florida Senate on Tuesday passed a wide-ranging school safety bill that includes a controversial provision aimed at adding armed teachers to the line of defense.

The Senate passed the bill on a 22-17 vote, READ MORE

NEXT ROUND OF SHOTS ARE ON DeSANTIS - " DeSantis signs first death warrant for serial killer by News Service of Florida:Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday signed his first death warrant, with an execution scheduled May 23 for Tampa-area serial killer Robert Joseph Long, according to documents posted on the Florida Supreme Court website. Long was sentenced to death in the May 1984 murder of Michelle Simms after picking her up on Kennedy Boulevard in Tampa. READ MORE

SUNSHINE - "Project Sunrise” Wants Florida to Shine by The Floridian's Daniel Molina: The Florida Council of 100 released a report today that they’re calling a comprehensive roadmap for the sunshine state’s next 12 years. READ MORE

DO NOT PASS 'GO' - "FL court denies fmr. Broward Sheriff, upholds his suspension" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres:The Florida Supreme Court has ruled against embattled former Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, who was appealing his suspension by Gov. Ron DeSantis.READ MORE

Biden is up big, "yuge" in the latest average of polls. We knew he would get a bump after announcing, but not up by almost 10 points.


The Collusion Delusion is OVER!

-President Donald Trump

Several Democratic presidential candidates called on President Trump's AG William Barr to resign his post after refusing to attend the House Judiciary Committee, and for his appearance on the Senate side.

Sen. Hirono called Trump a "grifter and a liar"

"Like many public systems, GOP want to rip the battery out + say the whole car doesn’t work, so they can sell it for parts.

Fully funding the VA & hiring to fill the *49k vacancies* is a clear path to improving it - not auctioning off our vet care systems to for-profit companies."-Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Unfortunately, all "public systems" have either failed or are failing, including the VA. Maybe she should ask a veteran about his or her's experience with the VA. My father is a vet and has to wait months on end for a single follow up appointment. The VA is broken,needs to be replace, at the very least, streamlined,

More Ocasio-Cortez

AOC supports Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro, but maybe not for long. Maduro just announced that his government has just reactivated a Mineral coal mine in his country. Sooooo not very "Green New Deal"



Marco Rubio @marcorubio

U.S. policy on #Venezuela isn’t about “regime change”. It’s about national security. One of top leaders in #MaduroRegime “helped sneak Hezbollah militants into the country”


Alcee L. Hastings @RepHastingsFL

‏Marking #HolocaustRemembrance Day just days after a deadly synagogue shooting makes it painfully clear that violent anti-Semitism didn't end with the defeat of Nazi Germany. Let us rededicate ourselves to the fight to end anti-Semitism, bigotry & hatred in all forms. #NeverAgain

100 arrests in Florida in Fentanyl drug bust

Police in Brevard County, Fla., arrested 100 people in a monthslong drug investigation involving the seizure of enough fentanyl to kill every person in the county.

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday that arrest warrants for 100 people connected to a criminal organization were issued Wednesday as a part of the multi-agency investigation into the operation. That operation, they said, brought in large quantities of opiates including heroin, fentanyl and methamphetamine from outside the county for sale in Brevard.

Throughout the course of the investigation, the Special Investigations Unit, in conjunction with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, seized 75 firearms, over $80,000 worth of meth and over 500,000 lethal doses of fentanyl -- enough “kill every single resident of Brevard County,” the sheriff’s office said.


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Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning political journalist and Publisher of,,, and He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming, and biking. Javier is also a political consultant and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Follow on Twitter: @JavManjarres Email him at

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