THE FLORIDIAN - Florida's Daily Political Read - 5.29.2019

THE FLORIDIAN - Florida's Daily Political Read - 5.29.2019

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
May 28, 2019

Disaster funding disaster

After Senate Democrats voted against disaster relief funding that would have alleviated stress and pressure to those affected by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, and Hurricane Michael in Florida, the funding has finally been signed off on. READ MORE

Senator Marco Rubio first broke the news of a deal, and then outlined the details of the deal that President Trump is expected to sign. READ MORE

Now Republican Rep. Chip Roy (TX) has blocked the House disaster relief bill, leaving legislators to revisit the measure when they return on June 3.

Florida Rep. Ted Deutch (D) called Roy's move a "political stunt."

Biden is still way up on the entire field of 2020 presidential candidates, and has not pushing the impeachment narrative that other candidates have dangling of the tip of the tongues.

"Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who says that Trump himself is making the case for his impeachment, is polling in the single digits. Buttigieg joins, Bernie Sanders, Cory Booker, and other to call for Trump's impeachment.

“House Democrats continue pressing “cover up” narrative” by The Floridian’s Javier Manjarres: After collapsing at a recent political event held by New York Mayor Bill di Blasio, Rep. Jerry Nadler (D) is feeling better and resting at home.

Nadler said the reason for his fainting was due to the combination of being dehydration and the room being extremely warm. READ MORE

Scott, Rubio continue pressure on Maduro regimeThe ongoing effort to oust Venezuelan Dictator Nicolas Maduro, as U.S.-backed President Juan Guaido continues to garner unprecedented nationwide support from Venezuelans.

“Interim President Juan Guaido and the people of Venezuela continue to overcome Maduro’s efforts to halt the march towards prosperity and democracy,” said Amb. John Bolton John Bolton. “Maduro’s dependency on foreign security services to block the internet has not changed the determination of the people.” READ MORE

"House Democrats Approve Immigration Reform Bills" by The Floridian’s Daniel Molina The Democratic-led House of Representatives has just passed the “Dream and Promise and Venezuelan TPS” measure in the House Judiciary, a move that will only further the existing divide in the congress over immigration reform. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell is all over this READ MORE

CBS Poll Shows Americans Give Trump Credit on Economy by The Floridian’s Daniel Molina

In a new CBS News poll concerning President Trump and the economy, Americans show that they are happy with the state of the economy, and they also attribute some of the success to President Trump.

It’s reported that 7 in 10 Americans note that the economy and their own financial situation are in good shape, and a quarter say that the economy is very good.


Avenatti Indicted on Stealing From Stormy Daniels by The Floridian’s Daniel Molina

Michael Avenatti, controversial celebrity lawyer, has been indicted on charges of stealing from his former client Stormy Daniels by illegally taking money from her book deal to write a memoir detailing an alleged sexual affair with President Trump.


Trump hits Pelosi hit with “doctored” video by HISPOLITICA

President Trump recently tweeted a video compilation of Speaker Pelosi (D) “stammering” through a press conference, leaving some political pundits to question whether the aging process is in some way compromising her ability to lead.

In the video, Pelosi is seen holding up two fingers while stating “the three things.”


Senate passes anti-robocall bill, Rand Paul sole ‘No’ vote

Tired of receiving that pesky unsolicited robocall when you are trying to was reruns of the Golden Girls, or you favorite Netflix program?

Well, the U.S. Senate just passed the TRACED ACT by a vote margin of 97-1, and are now hoping the the House will follow their lead and vote in favor of the robocall measure. Sen. Rand Paul was the only "No" vote.


‘Moderate’ Senate Democrats continue working with Trump by HISPOLITICA

Congressional Democrats are hard-pressed to find some reason to impeach President Donald Trump, and don’t appear to want to work with him on just about any issue.

The argument can be made that if Democrats work work with Trump, or even give him one ounce of praise, the president will use it against them to win re-election in 2020. READ MORE

DeSantis receives high honor from Israeli university” by The Floridian’s Javier Manjarres: On day two of his trip to Israel, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis received the Honorary Fellowship Award from Ariel University, the highest honor ever presented to an American governor by the university.

Ariel University welcomed DeSantis and his cabinet, acknowledging his “dedication, leadership, and commitment to the State of Israel.” READ MORE

"DeSantis to meet with Netanyahu in Israel" by News Service of Florida

A meeting next week in Jerusalem with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will conclude Gov. Ron DeSantis’ first international trade mission, according to the governor’s office. A contingent of about 100 people from Florida, including government officials, businesspeople, lobbyists, religious leaders and academics, will participate in a series of business meetings and receptions, according to an itinerary released Thursday.


ICYMI- “Judge says track should lose slots license” by News Service of Florida

TALLAHASSEE — In a turnabout from a similar case last year, an administrative law judge Friday decided that state gambling regulators erred when they allowed South Florida’s Calder Race Course to keep its lucrative slot-machine license after demolishing a grandstand where bettors watched horses compete. READ MORE

Is the fat lady singing this early in the contest? Biden is still way up, and Sanders is slipping. Sanders is still in second, but Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, and Pete Buttigieg are creeping up in the latest average of Democratic presidential polls.



(((Rep. Nadler))) @RepJerryNadler

Climate change is one of the most pressing problems facing our planet. Today I proudly voted in support of #HR9, which blocks the Trump Administration from pulling out of the Paris Agreement.#ClimateActionNow

-Rep. Jerry Nadler (D)

Payback against Rubio?

Senator Marco Rubio has been a thorn in the side of Maduro, and has gone after the embattled Chinese Huawaii telecom company. So, no Maduro is striking a deal with the same chinese company. Hmmm?

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro announced on Thursday an "immediate investment" in the Huawei company, indicated by the United States of spying in favor of China, to help Venezuela install the 4G mobile network technology, which for now works intermittently in The main cities.

"I have ordered an immediate investment with our Chinese brothers, and Chinese technology, Huawei technology, ZTE, and all Chinese companies and all Russian companies for us to raise the capabilities of the entire communications system and make the 4G system a reality, "Maduro said at a ceremony with the military in Caracas.

This week, President Donald Trump imposed an executive order that prohibits US companies from doing business with foreign companies that allegedly try to spy on the country and that has ended up in a veto on Huawei.

El Nuevo Herald


Matt Gaetz @mattgaetz

Trump doesn’t need an intervention, but I think some House Democrats could benefit from some time on the couch with @DrPhil.


Alcee L. Hastings @RepHastingsFL

National Stop the Bleed Day is a day to raise awareness of how to respond to severe bleeding incidents. Learning how to respond to a traumatic bleeding incident can be the difference between life and death while waiting for professional help to arrive.

FL firefighter arrested in human trafficking sting

A Florida firefighter was arrested Thursday in a human trafficking bust following a two-year-long investigation, according to officials.

East Lake Fire Rescue Lt. Matthew Doyle, 38, faces several charges, including kidnapping, human trafficking and lewd and lascivious behavior on a victim between 12 and 16 years old, according to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office.

Officials said Doyle was stung in a probe that was completed last week and resulted in the arrests of several people.

He was immediately suspended without pay. He had joined the department in 2005, the Tampa Bay Times reported.

“We were shocked by the arrest and the nature of the charges,” East Lake Fire Chief Tom Jamison told the newspaper. “We certainly take them very seriously.”

Doyle was booked around 10 a.m. Thursday into Hernando County jail, where he is being held without bail, according to court records." - NY Post

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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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