JUICE — Florida Politics' Juicy Read — 9.1.2021 — Fried Takes Issue With DeSantis (Again)—Afghanistan Debacle— More...

JUICE — Florida Politics' Juicy Read — 9.1.2021 — Fried Takes Issue With DeSantis (Again)—Afghanistan Debacle— More...

Florida Politics' Daily Political Read

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
September 1, 2021


Fried Fired Up Over DeSantis' DEP Move

JUICE—Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried has sent a letter to Gov. Ron DeSantis telling him that he lacks the “legal authority to unilaterally” appoint the Secretary of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, per state statute.

Commissioner Fried stated that she has spoken to Interim Secretary Shawn Hamilton—who DeSantis has apparently announced he would appoint to the post—and found him to be a “good man and private servant.”

Fried said that her “quarrel” was not with Hamilton, rather with the governor overstepping his authority.

Fried wants the governor to convene the Cabinet for a vote on Hamilton, an event that would surely become a political spectacle considering how she has been dealing with every single issue.

There hasn’t been new out of the DeSantis’office after Hamilton’s official appointment, but several months back, DeSantis addressed Fried’s gripe.

“That’s our prerogative, and we’ll do it when we want to, and we’ll let folks know about it,” said DeSantis.


The Afghanistan Evacuation Debacle Continues...

Reports of house-to-house executions, mock funerals of Americans and allies taking place, and the Taliban celebrating victory, not to mention President Joe Biden offending Gold Star families, continue to mire his presidency.

The White House is in full defense mode.


Catch up on the latest on Afghanistan:

Biden Presidency Scores ‘F’ Grade and ‘Must Answer’ for Afghanistan

Pelosi Blocks Names of 13 Service Members Killed From Being Read

Greg Steube Rips Pelosi on Afghanistan

Trump: Biden ‘Owes An Apology’ To Americans And The World For Chaotic Afghanistan Withdrawal


Byron Donalds-The future is less safe and weaker for America because of the weakness and incompetence of Joseph R. Biden!

US Rep Kathy Castor-Covid cases continue to surge across #Florida and Tampa hospitals are facing staffing shortages due to this ongoing crisis.

Rep. Carlos G Smith-The #DeSantis administration illegally denied our public records request for local COVID data, so we SUED THEM.

Our demands:

— Release the public records

—Resume daily COVID dashboard reporting

Floridians deserve transparency & information.


Shevrin “Shev” Jones-These $ are not just for students who are in-person, but also for those low income students who are NOT in-person.

Until one experiences what its like to not have food in the house, they will continue to make disconnected comments that separates the haves from the have nots.

Matt Gaetz CPAC
Matt Gaetz CPAC
Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning political journalist. Diverse New Media, Corp. publishes Floridianpress.com, Hispolitica.com, shark-tank.com, and Texaspolitics.com 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. Learn more at www.brownpeople.org Email him at [email protected]

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