THE FLORIDIAN - Florida's Daily Political Read - 6.6.2019-Remembering D-Day

THE FLORIDIAN - Florida's Daily Political Read - 6.6.2019-Remembering D-Day

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
June 6, 2019

Remembering D-Day

Today, Americans and Europeans celebrate the 75h Anniversary of the largest seaborne invasion or assault in world history (D-Day), where thousands of Allied soldiers confronted Nazi Germany by storming the beaches of Normandy, France in 1944.

Thousands died that day, and in the days that followed, but in the end, the evil known as the Third Reich was defeated.

President Trump and Sen. Marco Rubio pay tribute... READ MORE


President Trump's FULL D-Day remarks... READ MORE

Bernie Sanders sure has a lot to say. First he rips into Trump for stopping "Soccer and legal aid for children locked up at the border," then he demands that the president rejoin the questionable Iran Nuclear deal.

Oh, and by the way, if you are looking to apply for a paid position in Senator Sanders' office, the application are due soon.


Former Rep. Roberto 'Beto' O'Rourke thinks that Trump's proposed 5% tariff on Mexican imports is the "dumbest idea" that the president has thought of.


Downing The Donald is the name of the game, and why shouldn't it be, these candidates need a punching bag. Julian Castro believes that "On substance alone...[Trump] ought to be impeached."

Trump 'Yes,' Obama 'NO' when it comes to combatting the growing opioid epidemic by HISPOLITICA : Trump is doing more to combat the crisis than Obama had done in two terms as president. Now the crisis is taking a toll on the medical community.

Trump administration is just horrible and is brutalizing illegal immigrants, right? Oh boy >>> Ilhan Omar says ICE is “brutal” and “militarized” by HISPOLITICA: Citing the liberal Young Turks website, Omar says that ICE is bad to immigrants and complicit in the suicides that have occurred along the border. READ MORE

Quoting Republican President Ronald Reagan, Speaker Nancy Pelosiaddressed reporters on Capitol Hill over the "great day" House Democrats had when they passed DREAMer Act on a bipartisan level. Every single House Democrat voted in favor of the bill.

2020 Democrats campaign to be “gay’ choice by HISPOLITICA’s Javier Manjarres : With PRIDE month upon us, it seems as if every 2020 Democratic presidential candidate is trying to “out gay” one another, using the LGBT community to stake their equality claims…

Sec. Castro unveils “People First Policing plan” by HISPOLITICA’s Daniel Molina: Presidential candidate Julian Castro (D) has unveiled what he is calling a “People First Policing plan” that he argues will heal the divide between the police and communities.

The plan “would establish national standards and guidelines for police conduct, increase transparency and accountability for police departments


The U.S. Senate passed Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema’s bipartisan Protecting Affordable Mortgages for Veterans Act that safeguards veterans from predatory loan practices and helps them more easily access their earned homeowner benefits. The legislation, cosponsored by Republican Senator Thom Tillis, now heads to the U.S. House.

House Democrats like Rep. Joaquin Castro believe that Trump's "border strategy has failed," but has it really?


Trump, Rubio remember D-Daythe day that was the beginning of the end for Nazi Germany.


Mike Hill responds to calls for apology after he chuckled over an anti-gay remark during a townhall meeting in his district.


School districts could be called out on safety - After over a year of back and forth over school safety, why is this issue still and issue?


FL Lawmakers Pass Bills Tackling Coastal Concerns

The sunshine state and Florida rep. Michael Waltz (R) scored big this week as the House of Representatives passed four water quality bills that were sponsored by the freshman rep. to definitively assess and manage stressors on coastal communities currently dealing with ocean acidification. READ MORE

"DeSantis signs bill eliminating law that shielded Rick Scott's investments," by Miami Herald's Mary Ellen Klas: "The law that allowed millionaire former Gov. Rick Scott to create a blind trust to shield his investments from public disclosure was quietly wiped from the books Tuesday by his successor, Gov. Ron DeSantis." READ MORE


No news today. Biden is still up, but slipping a bit, as both CNN and Economist polls show Uncle Joe dropping.


A big and beautiful day today!

-President Donald Trump

Chuck Schumer @SenSchumer

How is it possible 3 people died in @DHSgov custody in just 3 days?

That’s on top of the 6 children who have died since December. No child had died for 10 years before.

That is unacceptable. It cannot continue. And it must be investigated immediately.

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."


Matt Gaetz @mattgaetz

The Blue Dog Dems are showing more fiscal responsibility than many “leadership” Republicans did last Congress.

Kudos to Rep. Stephanie Murphy@RepStephMurphy for her great work!



Debbie Wasserman Schultz @DWStweets

Yesterday the U.S. House passed #HR6, the #DreamAndPromiseAct, providing a pathway to lawful permanent residence for #Dreamers and TPS and DED holders. This is a critical step towards affording immigrants dignity and opportunity under the law.

Husband, Girlfriend Allegedly Hired Someone to Kill His Wife Inside Florida Home, Police Say

A married Jacksonville man and his mistress have been charged with second-degree murder in the alleged killing of the man’s wife, police stated.

Jerry Burns, 50, and his girlfriend, Amanda Love, 31, were arrested on Monday after Jacksonville Sheriff’s deputies conducted a nearly monthlong investigation following the discovery of Burns’ deceased wife in his home last month, according to a statement released by the sheriff’s office.

According to a statement on the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Twitter account, Burns allegedly offered his girlfriend “$5,000 to transport individuals to the victim’s residence and commit the murder,” which he allegedly intended to stage like a burglary. Burns also allegedly offered to pay Love from the victim’s life insurance policy, the statement says.

Shortly before 1:30 p.m. on May 9, police were called to the victim’s residence where they found Velvet Burns, 44, with injuries related to a stabbing, the report stated.

At the time, her husband was allegedly working about three hours away in Tallahassee. But investigators allege Love was near the crime scene on the morning of the murder, officials state.

Investigators say the crime is an active murder investigation and expect to make additional arrests.

“We do believe that other individuals are involved and further arrests are imminent,” officials stated.

Meanwhile, Velvet’s best friend Crystal Strickland is shocked at the arrest of her friend’s husband, according to a report from local TV station 4JAX.

“I find it so hard to believe, because he got to the scene of the crime, and he just fell to his knees and kept pounding the ground,” Strickland recalled to the station. “He kept telling me that she was his life – and that’s why I find this to be so devastating.”

Strickland also said she was worried about the fate of the couple’s kids. “It’s really hard for all of us, and we’re really worried about their kids. I just can’t imagine how her kids are feeling right now and our prayers go out to them,” she said to 4JAX.

It is unclear whether Burns or Love have hired an attorney. -People

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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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