Asleep at the Wheel on Cuba
JUICE—President Joe Biden is said to be thinking about sending a signal into Cuba to give the oppressed Cuban people internet access, but nothing has transpired.
According to Senator Marco Rubio, he and former President Donald Trump had already had a plan in place to do just that, and if Trump were to have won a second term, the internet plan would already have been set in motion.
Here is what Senator Rubio told The Floridian this week in Washington: READ MORE
Mask Mandate Mania
Speaking of Washington, a standing order has been given to Capitol Police to have all staffers and visitors arrested on the spot if they are not wearing a mask on the House side. On the Senate side, no such order was given. This is a pathetic political play by Speaker Nancy Pelosi. READ MORE
Mask Mandate Mania Coming To Florida?
Not a chance in hell, but State Senator Shevrin Jones is still pushing Gov. Ron DeSantis to order all Floridians to wear a mask in response to the increase in COVID-19 infections. READ MORE
U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy-As #COVID cases surge in Florida, a state of emergency has been declared again in Orange County. The good news is that if you get vaccinated you can protect yourself, your loved ones, and our most vulnerable populations that can’t get vaccinated.
Rep. Val Demings-I just cosponsored new legislation to extend the federal eviction moratorium to the end of 2021. The moratorium was originally scheduled to end this Saturday. Please get vaccinated and together we will get through this.
Rep. Darren Soto-Proud to work across the aisle to allocate funding towards helping our Afghan allies who helped us during the war. As we continue efforts to bring our troops home, we must also remember to protect them. Now, the bill heads to @POTUS’ desk.
Congressman Carlos A. Gimenez-According to Pelosi’s whacky science, I can take my mask off only when I cross this arbitrary line. This is the craziness in Washington.
Rick Scott-These vaccine mandates are just the latest attempt by @POTUS& the Democrats to control Americans. I got the vaccine & encourage others to as well, but that’s each person’s decision. We all must stand up against this gross overreach:
Congresswoman Kat Cammack-In today’s edition of Pelosi’s abuse of power, Capitol Police have been directed to arrest staff and visitors to comply with her mask mandate for vaccinated individuals. For Members, they advise not arresting but “reporting Members to SAA for their failure to comply.”
‘Democrats ‘Just don’t like you’ by The Floridian’s Jim McCool—Washington D.C.- Between the Delta variant’s rise and talks of even more mask mandates from nationwide Democrats, political polarization doesn’t plan to stop anytime soon—Even President Biden (D) has taken shots at individual Americans who have not been vaccinated. However, not every Republican has been silent, like Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) who thinks Democrats are “just mad at the American people.”
“Rising Insurance Rates,” OPINION
“New Poll: 51% of Americans Disapprove of President Biden,” by The Floridian’s Jim McCool—While President Biden (D) may have characterized himself as a unifier literally moments after his inauguration, a new poll has shown that the new president has not yet lived up to that promise. The breaking poll reports that 51% of Americans so far, disapprove of Joe Biden’s job as president.
“Capitol Police To Arrest House Staff And Vistors Who Defy Pelosi Mask Mandate,” by The Floridian’s Mona Salama—US Capitol Police officers are ordered to arrest Congressional aides and visitors on the House side of the Capitol complex who refuse to comply with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) reimpose mask mandate, according to a police memo issued by the new Capitol Police Chief Thomas Manger and obtained by Rep. Kat Cammack (R-FL).
“Rubio Says Trump had Plan to Get Internet Into Cuba [Video],” by The Floridian’s Javier Manjarres—WASHINGTON— As the debate to assist the Cuban protests with internet access continues to persist, all eyes have been on the Biden administration apparent unwillingness to act against the Cuban regime, Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R) has told The Floridian that he and President Donald Trump had a plan in the works to send in a signal that would give the Cuban people internet access.
“Biden Administration Release ‘Root Causes’ Strategy On Migration After 5 Months Of Crisis,” by The Floridian’s Mona Salama—The Biden Administration unveiled its strategy to address the root causes of migration amid a surge of migrant crossings into the U.S.-Mexico border, hitting a 10-year high with over a million encounters in just five short months.
“Shevrin Jones Wants State-Wide Mask Mandate,” by The Floridian’s Jim McCool—Florida State Senator Shevrin Jones (D-35) made remarks on the state’s alarming rise in COVID-19 cases as Florida reports one in every five new cases in the United States. Senator Jones has made the bold call for a state-wide mask mandate.
“Waltz Introduces the PAINTER Act Because of Hunter Biden,” by The Floridian’s Daniel Molina
“DeSantis: ‘Fauci Needs to be Fired’ by The Floridian’s Daniel Molina
“Donalds Gets Into Heated Shouting Match Over the Mask Mandate,” by The Floridian’s Javier Manjarres
“Nancy Pelosi Snaps at Reporter: ‘Let’s not Waste your Time or Mine’ [Video],” by The Floridian’s Javier Manjarres—Washington—Moments after addressing the media at a ‘Climate Change Now’ press conference at the U.S. Capitol, Speaker Nancy Pelosi took issue with a reporter trying to ask her to respond to House Minority Leader Mark McCarthy and Republican leadership.
“Sabatini Blasts ‘Shameless’ Murphy and January 6th Committee,” by The Floridian’s Jim McCool—Now almost 7 months after the January 6th attacks, the partisan January 6th Congressional Select Committee has convened. While Democrats have called the hearing a necessity, the GOP has bashed the committee as political theatre, especially Rep. Anthony Sabatini (R-32) who has called the committee, and Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-FL) “shameless.”
“Donalds: ‘Chairman Joe Biden has Gone Full Communist’ by The Floridian’s DanielMolina—Days after the Department of Veterans Affairs announced it was requiring a vaccine requirement for medical facility employees, President Joe Biden (D) is expected to announce on Thursday that federal employees and contractors are mandated to either get the COVID-19 vaccine or to be regularly tested. In response, a number of lawmakers have commented on the news, and Florida Rep. Byron Donalds (R) has vehemently opposed the decision. Arguing that the President has “gone full communist,” Donalds criticized the President for his decision.
“Gaetz Praises AOC’s Psychedelics Research Amendment,” by The Floridian’s Daniel Molina—After a previous unsuccessful attempt, New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (D) is once again promoting the study of the therapeutic potential of psychedelics such as psilocybin, MDMA and ibogaine. In a recent vote, 7 Republicans have jumped on board, and Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz (R) shared on Twitter that “Alex deserves a TON of credit” for not only promoting the study but also rallying support for the initiative.
“Cruz: Biden is ‘Weak’ and ‘Mealy Mouthed’ on Cuba,” by The Floridian’s Jim McCool—Washington D.C.– Today, as the American Conservative Union “Cuba Libre” event showcased some high profile federally elected officials, President Biden’s (D) leadership against the Communist regime has been challenged after many Cuban-Americans, such as Mercedes Schlapp, who feels the president is not doing enough. Texas Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) added to the ‘Biden is weak’ narrative, calling the president “weak” and “mealy-mouthed” on Cuba.
“Biden Insults Unvaccinated Americans Says They Aren’t As ‘Smart’ As He Thought,” by The Floridian’s Mona Salama—President Biden insulted the intelligence of Americans who are not vaccinated, saying those who have yet to get inoculated are “not nearly as smart while sought to cast the blame solely on the unvaccinated for the rising levels of infection caused by the rampant Delta variant.
“Cammack Says Biden Lacks ‘Moral Compass’ to act on Cuba,” by The Floridian’s Javier Manjarres—The Cuba Libre rally put on by The American Conservative Union, saw several key members of Congress, including Sens. Ted Cruz and Rick Scott, and Reps. Pat Fallon (R), Carlos Gimenez (R), Mario Diaz-Balart (R), a very pregnant Elise Stefanik (R), Roger Williams (R), and Kat Cammack (R), who questioned Biden’s ability to lead and his “moral compass.”
“Republicans Slams Pelosi Over Assembling ‘Partisan’ Jan. 6 Panel Ahead Of First Hearing,” by The Floridian’s Mona Salama—House Republicans slammed Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for assembling a partisan committee after blocking two of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) five picks to serve on the committee in order to push her narrative of how the events transpired during the Capitol riots as means to cover up her role for the security lapses.
“Mercedes Schlapp Doesn’t Think Biden is Doing Enough for Cuba,” by The Floridian’s Javier Manjarres—While Matt Schlapp might be the chairman of CPAC, his wife, Mercedes Schlapp, also has a lot to say about politics, especially as a Cuban-American who is advocating for the Cuban protests and has insisted that Biden isn’t doing enough.
Biden Speaks to his Dead Mother During Press Event [Video],” by The Floridian’s Javier Manjarres—When Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-TX), a former White House physician, first called on President Joe Biden to take a cognitive test to see if he was mentally fit to be Commander-In-Chief, Democrats and Media outlets scoffed at him for doing some, but now after President Biden appears to call out to his dead mother as if she was alive in a recent speech, the case to question the president’s mental stability cannot be dismissed after Biden speaks to his dead mother during a press conference.
“Florida Republicans Move to Codify Oil Drilling Moratorium,” by The Floridian’s Daniel Molina—The Republican Florida Congressional Delegation began the week by introducing the American Shores Protection Act. Led by Florida Rep. Michael Waltz (R), the legislation would “codify the moratorium on oil and gas drilling off the coast of Florida that was put in place by a September 8, 2020 Executive Order by then-President Trump.” The moratorium would extend to the South Atlantic, the Eastern Gulf, and Straits of Florida planning areas, and Waltz argued that this environmental moratorium would allow the state to focus “on water quality and reducing red tide.”
“Biden Scolds NBC Reporter As ‘Pain In The Neck’ For Asking Off-Topic Question,” by The Floridian’s Mona Salama—President Biden snapped at an NBC reporter Monday, calling her “such a pain in the neck” for disobeying his request for not asking questions “about Iraq,” losing his temper once again with members of the White House press corps for pressing questions that he considers off-topic or unfair, despite receiving such friendly coverage compare to his predecessor, former President Trump from the media.
“Biden Administration Spent Over $2 Billion In Taxpayer Money To Suspend Border Wall Construction,” by The Floridian’s Mona Salama—President Biden is reportedly wasting at least $3 million per day of taxpayers funds in paying contractors to “guard steel, concrete, and other materials in the desert” in an effort to “not construct” former President Trump’s planned border wall along the southern US border, despite overseeing in the last six month since taking office one of the “worst border crisis in the last 20 years.”
“Trump Discourages Infrastructure Bill, Says ‘Radical Left’ is Playing GOP,” by The Floridian’s Jim McCool—While America may be more divided than ever, infrastructure has remained an issue that Republicans and Democrats alike have been wanting to get done for years. Now, there seems to be a real potential to get the deal done under President Biden (D), however former-President Trump (R) who failed to strike a bipartisan deal is now calling on the GOP to back out of it, claiming that “the Radical Left” is playing the GOP for “weak fools and losers!”
“Cuomo Off Biden’s DOJ Hook After Dropping Nursing Home COVID Probe,” by The Floridians’ Mona Salama
“COVID Testing Backlogged in Florida Counties,” by The Floridian’s Javier Manjarres
“Rubio Remains Optimistic for Cuba, Calls for End to Regime [Video],” by The Floridian’s Jim McCool
“Anti-Trump Rep. Kinzinger ‘Humbly’ Accepts Pelosi Invitation To Join Jan. 6 Select Committee,” by The Floridian’s Mona Salama
“Murphy: ‘Congress Needs to be Made Aware’ of Foreign Influence,” by The Floridian’s Daniel Molina—After the controversy surrounding the 2016 Presidential election, combatting the threat of foreign influence has been a top priority for lawmakers across the country. A new bipartisan effort aims to address the concern as both Florida Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D) and Florida Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar (R) are joining forces to lead the charge. In response to the legislation, Murphy asserted that “Congress needs to be made aware” of any foreign influence.
Launches Veiled Political Swipe at Rubio Over ‘Free and Fair Elections’” by The Floridian’s Javier Manjarres —Rep. Valdez “Val” Demings (D) is arguably one of the most outspoken critics of former President Donald Trump, and of the effort by congressional Republicans to challenge the 306 electors President Joe Biden received on election night 2020, may have taken a swing at Senator Marco Rubio over “free and fair elections.”
“Rubio Calls Biden’s Sanctions on Cuban Regime ‘Meaningless’ and Mojito-Driven,” by The Floridian’s Javier Manjarres —While both Republican and Democratic members of Congress acknowledged President Joe Biden’s recent sanctioning of elements within the Cuban regime for the abuses they committed during the recent Cuban protests on the island, some legislators with more in-depth knowledge of the regime’s decades-long human rights violations, and who have a bit more skin in the game than most, call Biden’s sanctions against Cuba as “meaningless.”
“Hardy Blames Republicans for COVID Inmate Deathsby The Floridian’s Javier Manjarres —Progressive State Rep. Omari Hardy (D), aka ” Troublemaker Extraordinaire” as he likes to refer to himself, is in full campaign mode in his endeavor to replace former Rep. Alcee Hastings (D) and is blaming Republicans statewide for the COVID deaths of inmates since the pandemic began.
“Vaccine Conspiracy Theorists are Getting Infected With COVID,” by The Floridian’s Javier Manjarres —Mask and vaccine conspiracy theorists, or “anti-Vaxxers,” who are out in full force pushing their narrative that “Big Brother” is somehow tracking Americans who take one of the COVID-19 and refuse to get vaccinated, are the individuals who are getting infected with the virus in the recent surge of the mutating virus.
“Puerto Ricans Counting on Senator Rubio to Lead on the Humanitarian Crisis Created by the PR’s Status Quo,” OPINION by Luis Figueroa —While it seems like the 2020 elections just ended, the midterm election campaigning will ramp up over the course of the summer and into the fall, particularly given that control of both chambers of Congress are up for grabs. One of the most competitive races in the country will be here in Florida, where Senator Marco Rubio is running for re-election to the Senate.
“Florida Makes Huge Progress on Curbing Human Trafficking,” by The Floridian’s Jim McCool— As human trafficking continues to plague Americans and the world, there is widespread bipartisan support to eradicate the problem in Florida, and now the Florida Sheriffs Association Task Force (FSA) has announced huge progress on combatting human trafficking.
“Taddeo Invited Biden to Miami to Address Cuban People,” by The Floridian’s Javier Manjarres —After a week of protests that have grown tenser in Cuba, President Joe Biden (D) released a statement in support of the Cuban people. In response, while Republicans have expressed their disappointment in the President, citing a lack of diplomacy, Democrats in office are championing the President. One lawmaker that is hopeful is Florida state Senator Annette Taddeo (D), who recently shared that she has invited President Biden to visit Miami in order to address the turmoil in Cuba.
“Biden Sanctions Cuban Officials Over Crackdowns On Protest,” by The Floridian’s JimMcCool —As human trafficking continues to plague Americans and the world, there is widespread bipartisan support to eradicate the problem in Florida, and now the Florida Sheriffs Association Task Force (FSA) has announced huge progress on combatting human trafficking.
“Ron DeSantis Responds to the Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Discrimination Against Israel,” by The Floridian’s Jim McCool—Months after the Israeli-Palestinian conflict hit its climax, the popular Ben & Jerry’s ice cream company has officially made the controversial discrimination against Israel by pulling their products from its’ Judea and Samaria region.
“Lincoln Project Wants Fox News Off The Air,” by The Floridian’s Jim McCool—Even as voluntary COVID-19 vaccine distribution has been well underway across the country, Fox News has run into trouble with some of its central figures, including Tucker Carlson, who is accused of discouraging facts about the vaccine. The accusations have prompted The Lincoln Project to launch a new ad calling for Fox News to be taken off the air.
“Wasserman Schultz Wants DeSantis to own new COVID Infection Surge,” by The Floridian’s Daniel Molina—With the rise in COVID-19 variants spreading across the United States, a state experiencing a surge in COVID cases in Florida. Florida and Texas were some of the first states to declare that they were completely opening a few months ago, and there were no plans to implement any more restrictions. However, Democrats are now aiming verbal jabs at Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) over the increase in COVID cases, and want to give him credit for the new COVID infection surge.