THE FLORIDIAN – Florida’s Daily Political Read – 6.11.2019 - Rubio Backs Trump's Mexico Play - DeSantis' Across-the-Aisle Popularity

THE FLORIDIAN – Florida’s Daily Political Read – 6.11.2019 - Rubio Backs Trump's Mexico Play - DeSantis' Across-the-Aisle Popularity

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
June 11, 2019


Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) is like the Santa Claus of Florida politics, as his continued actions and signing of bills are making politicians from both sides of the political aisle very happy, regardless of whether they were naughty or nice.

Last week DeSantis signed another 38 bills, one of which is considered a no-brainer for women incarcerated in Florida’s correctional system...Javier Manjarres



Iowa poll shows Biden is vulnerable

The field of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates is breathing a little easier this weekend, as the third poll in less than two weeks shows frontrunner Joe Biden’s lead slipping.

The latest Des Moines Register/CNN poll has Biden up by only 8-points over Senator Bernie Sanders, and only 9-points ahead of Elizabeth Warren. READ MORE


Bernie Sanders believes that the conservative Koch Brothers are "preparing to buy the Democratic Party" and buy the 2020 election presidential election, adds that the "right wing" can only be challenged by a left wing or "progressive campaign."

Kamala Harris continues pushing gun control, says that she won't wait on congress, and seems to be signaling that she would use her pen to make changes, if she is elected president.

Pete Buttigieg is rising in the polls. Mayor Pete is doing all the right things to win his party's nomination, but will Americans vote in a openly gay, married man who is ultra-progressive?

Julian Castro's bold plan to campaign in every state doesn't appear to be working, if you believe the polls. The latest polls have Castro trending at the very bottom of the field of 2020 presidential candidates.

With reports of a housing crisisElizabeth Warren is pushing her housing bill that calls for the construction of 3 million house units.

Rubio: Trump deserves credit for “covering deal with Mexico” by HISPOLITICA

At the end of the last week came the news that Mexico would cooperate in light of President Trump’s threat to impose tariffs on imported Mexican goods...

Trump gets his deal with Mexico, Democrats call it “bogus” by HISPOLITICA

Texas Senator John Cornyn (R) is supporting Sen. Lindsey Graham wish for Democrats to be more like the Mexican government and work with President Trump on fixing the “broken immigration system, and not working against him...

ICYMI-Trump slams Pelosi as “nasty, vindictive, horrible person” by HISPOLITICA

As mounting pressure piles on Nancy Pelosi (D) to join in calls for President Trump to be impeached, the House Speaker is now saying that she would rather see the President in prison...

"Chemical castration bill signed into law" by CNN

Republican Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Monday signed a bill into law that requires someone convicted of a sex offense against a child under the age of 13 to begin chemical castration a month before being released from custody...

'One American flag flies': Pence defends barring pride flags on U.S. embassy flagpoles" by NBC News

WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence voiced support Monday for the Trump administration's move to prohibit U.S. embassies from flying the rainbow pride flag on their flagpoles during LGBTQ Pride Month, telling NBC News that "it's the right decision...

Combat veteran Michael Bluemling, Jr challenges Lois Frankel by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

Before he can face-off with Rep. Lois Frankel, the self-styled “true constitutional conservative” Bluemling, Jr will have to defeat Republicans Victor Garcia da Rosa and Christian Acosta.


Marco Rubio says Trump’s tariff threat worked by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

Even though he has been his own man in the senate, pushing back against some of Trump’s proposed executive measures, Rubio has proven himself to be a supporter of the president’s economic and foreign policy agendas.


Smoking medical marijuana gets big lift in Florida by News Service of Florida

While some members expressed concern about patients smoking medical marijuana, the Florida Board of Medicine has approved forms for doctors to use in ordering smokable pot...


John Morgan drops own money for minimum wage drive by News Service of Florida

Orlando attorney John Morgan continues to open his coffers to try to pass a constitutional amendment that would increase the minimum wage in Florida...


Legislation Reinstates Criminal Penalties for Veteran Disability Fraud by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

Over the weekend, the United States and lawmakers celebrated the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion.

Ahead of the celebration, FloridaSenator Marco Rubio (R) joined fellow Republican Senators Roy Blunt and Todd Young to reintroduce the Protect Our Disabled Heroes Act of 2019, which aims to protect the United States’ disabled veterans from unethical and unfair practices in applying for Veterans Administration disability claims.


Pulse Nightclub to be Recognized as National Memorial Site by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

Ahead of the third anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting, Florida representatives Stephanie Murphy (D), Val Demings (D) and Darren Soto (D) are introducing legislation that would establish Pulse nightclub as a federally recognized National Memorial Site.


Anthony Rubio makes his dad the senator proud by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

Senator Marco Rubio (R) is crying tears of joy today, but it’s not because Venezuelan Dictator Nicolas Maduro blamed him for his country’s economic collapse, but because his son Anthony successfully completed a football clinic put on by the University of Florida Gators.


Wasserman Schultz presses her ammunition control bill by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

The Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives continues its push to pass their entire legislative agenda ahead of the 2020 presidential election.

It’s fair to say that Democrats are trying to pass as much legislation they know congressional Republicans will vote against, and President Trump won’t sign.


Political speak


Rep. Ted Yoho (R) supports Trump's tariff threat against China.


Rep. Ted Deutch (D) continues his one man Twitter war against the Trump administration, calls for everyone to be called to testify and be investigating, starting with AG William Barr.


Rep. Alcee Hastings (D) has just filed a bill that would ensure that Department of Defense forms "are free from racially or ethnically insensitive terminology. Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D) has filed the senate version of the bill.


Buttigieg, Harris, and Warren are surging, while Biden is dropping and Bernie Sanders is stagnant. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has written off after she had to apologize for saying she was Native American when she registered with the Texas Bar.


Despite the Phony Witch Hunt, we will continue to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! Thank you!!

-President Donald Trump

Adam Schiff @RepAdamSchiff

Adam Schiff Retweeted David Fahrenthold

“No Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust ... shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, ... of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.”*

*Constitution does not apply to payments at Trump Hotels, with feckless GOP.

Univision's Jorge Ramos believes that Mexico shouldn't have to do the job along the border that the U.S. has failed to do, and that defending Mexico against Trump is "more than an economic issue, it's a matter of national dignity."


Rick Scott @SenRickScott

Good to see House Democrats come to their senses.

Congress should be focusing on things that help American families like securing the border and lowering drug prices, not bankrupting our country with bad socialist ideas and then trying to give yourself a raise.


Rep Frederica Wilson @RepWilson

Breadwinners shouldn't be left with the crumbs! On average moms are paid 69¢ on the dollar compared to dads. This needs to change. #MomsEqualPay

Border Patrol says woman and child attacked by bees by Telemundo

A Border Patrol agent in Texas saved a Guatemalan migrant woman and her son when they were attacked by thousands of bees.

The Office of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said in a statement that the agent patrolled the Rio Grande on Tuesday afternoon at the height of Brownsville, on the southern border of Texas,when several bees entered his vehicle.

After shaking the bees, the agent went to look for the origin of the honeycomb when he found what he thought was a pile of clothes covered by insects.

"After a more detailed investigation, the agent realized that the package was a person huddled in a fetal position," the statement said. It was a woman wrapped like a ball protecting an eight-year-old child.

He instructed them to run to their vehicle to protect themselves.

The boy started vomiting and the agent quickly took them both to a hospital. The agency indicates that they were admitted to the Intensive Care Unit, but it is expected that both will recover.

CBP added that both will be "processed" under immigration laws once they are discharged. 

Last August it was also reported that a family was attacked by bees in the area of ​​the Rio Grande Valley...

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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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