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Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
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January 7, 2022

*NoteThe Floridian Publisher Javier Manjarres was inside the House Chamber during the riot. He is pictured above huddled with other members of the media, congressional staffers. This image was taken just as the tear gas was deployed in the Rotunda. Manjarres, along with, Reps. Val Demings, Veronica Escobar, Sheila Jackson Lee, and at least 15 other Democrat lawmakers (all maskless except for Rep. Jackson Lee) were evacuated about 20 minutes later.

"There was no way I was going to put on that dopey gas mask and run the risk of messing up my perfectly combed hair. It was not going to happen," said Manjarres.

January 6, 2021

The anniversary of the January 6th riot came to pass, and as expected, both Republicans and Democrats had their talking points queued up for everyone to hear.

Democrats made it all about how former President Donald Trump planned the “insurrection” and how Republican legislators were complicit in the criminal actions of that day.

This was expected as the Capitol riot polls well for Democrats.

Democrats want to milk the riot as long as they can, and will drag out the Select Committee to better their chances of not getting completely destroyed in the 2022 midterm elections.

Republicans were out pushing the narrative that Democrats using the ongoing House investigation as a Hail Mary pass to preserve their majority in Congress.

But as more and more House Democrats continue to quit their jobs in Washington, it looks as if Republicans are in for a huge win this November.

Yes, President Trump canceled his Jan 6 press conference. And No, Gov. Ron DeSantis did not organize a press conference because Trump canceled his, as some media types have speculated.

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Nikki Fried COVID Test Stockpile Claim Proven Right

During the aforementioned press conference, The Floridian asked Gov. Ron DeSantis if he could confirm Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried’s claim that the state had let a stockpile of COVID tests expire in some warehouse.

Gov. DeSantis punted the question over to Kevin Guthrie, who heads the Department of Emergency Management.

Guthrie confirmed that some “800,000 and a 1,000,000 test kits, Abbott rapid test kits in our warehouse that did expire.”

Guthrie and DeSantis both said that the kits expired because the demand for testing was not there prior to Commissioner Fried’s claim in late December.

Here is our coverage of the anniversary of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot:

Byron Donalds Says he Will Hold Pelosi Accountable for Capitol Riot|

Charlie Crist Accuses DeSantis of 'Aiding and Abetting' Jan. 6th Rioters

Biden Blames Trump For Jan.6 Capitol Riot

DeSantis Compares Capitol Riot to 'Assassination Attempt of Republican members of Congress'

Rep. Val Demings-Honoring this evening all who protected democracy, and our Capitol on that tragic day 1 year ago. My prayers remain with the victims, my fellow members of Congress, staff and our Capitol police. God bless America.

Marco Rubio-The upscale liberals who control the media and Democrat party believe Jan 6th was another Pearl Harbor or 9/11. And the rest of America, including many Democrats, think they are nuts

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Gov Ron DeSantis
Gov Ron DeSantis

"Byron Donalds Says he Will Hold Pelosi Accountable for Capitol Riot" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—On the 1-year anniversary of the January 6th Capitol riot, Democratic legislators are using the ominous day to push their media narrative that former President Donald Trump and many of his supporters, actually tried to overthrow the federal government.

"Charlie Crist Accuses DeSantis of 'Aiding and Abetting' Jan. 6th Rioters" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—One year ago today the infamous January 6th riot on Capitol Hill took place in an effort to stop the certification of the 2020 presidential election. Now, Democrats are expected to start talking up the events again with gubernatorial candidate and US Rep. Charlie Crist (D-FL) accusing Governor DeSantis (R-FL) of "aiding and abetting," January 6th rioters.

"Biden Blames Trump For Jan.6 Capitol Riot" by The Floridian's Mona Salama—President Biden marked the one-year anniversary of the Jan 6 Capitol riot by repeatedly bashing former President Donald Trump while rallying Senate Democrats to force the passage of sweeping federal election reforms.

"DeSantis Compares Capitol Riot to 'Assassination Attempt of Republican members of Congress' by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—During a press conference in West Palm Beach, Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis was asked his thoughts about the 1-year anniversary of the January 6 Capitol riot, where the first term governor compared the riot to the “attempted assassination of Republican members of Congress” at congressional baseball game practice on June 14, 2017.

"Surgeon General Ladapo: People Want to Live" by The Floridian's Jim McCool

"DeSantis Slams ‘Blue State hypocrites’ by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ (R) campaign is taking aim at “blue state hypocrites” after his team welcomed Florida Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (D) to Miami Beach over New Year’s weekend. Gov. DeSantis, who’s received heavy criticism for his response to the COVID-19 pandemic, once again directed verbal jabs at the Democratic firebrand, referencing her criticism and the policies that have been enacted in New York.

"Mayor Levine-Cava Backs Taddeo for Governor" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—State Senator Annette Taddeo (D) said this week that she would be traveling across Florida’s 67 to engage voters and to affirm that she’s working for the entire state. When Taddeo stops by Miami-Dade County, she’ll have one new lawmaker in her corner. Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava announced her endorsement of Taddeo for Governor, calling her a “good friend & home-grown leader.”

"(VIDEO) Empty Grocery Store Shelves Debunk Biden's "Shelves are not Empty" Statement" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—In late December 2021, President Joe Biden announced that the ongoing supply chain interruptions that resulted from the current rate of inflation the U.S. was enduring, stating, “Packages are moving, gifts are being delivered, shelves are not empty.”

"Lt. Gov Nuñez Says Biden is 'Waiving the white flag' on COVID". by The Floridian's Jim McCool—President Biden (D) announcing a change in the federal Pandemic plan, or lack there of, has left Americans shocked after the president promised to end the public health crisis. Today, Lt. Governor Jeanette Nuñez (R-FL) sounded off on Biden for, "waving the white flag," on COVID-19

"Florida's Legislative Session to Open Without COVID-19 Restrictions" by Jim Saunders of News Service of Florida—TALLAHASSEE --- Legislative leaders are monitoring the spike in coronavirus cases across Florida but haven’t made plans to reimpose restrictions on public access that were used during the 2021 session. With the 2022 legislative session starting Jan. 11, people will be allowed to roam most of the Capitol complex and address lawmakers in person.

"GOP Lawmaker Calls Out Biden's Silence on Crime Wave" by The Floridian's Jim McCool

Potty Mouth Fried Calls DeSantis a Male Sex Organ" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Cruz: Republicans Have 'Multiple Grounds to Consider' Impeaching Biden After Winning Back House in 2022" by The Floridian's Mona Salama—Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) predicted "there's a chance" Republicans, once they retake back the House following the 2022 midterm elections, would likely move to impeach President Biden, arguing there are "multiple grounds to consider" for impeachment.

"Fried Defends 'Respectable' Convicted Felon Ben Frazier and his Criminal Past" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—As the news broke that Long-time Jacksonville-area actives Ben Frazier was arrested for trespassing shortly before Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis held another Monoclonal treatment press conference in Jacksonville, prominent Democratic leaders like Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried and State Rep. Angie Nixon, referred to Frazier as “respected” as they protested his arrest.

"Allen West Grills Abbott's Operation Lone Star" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—In the state of Texas, LTC. Allen West (R-TX) is seeking the Republican nomination for governor, and today he spoke on the crisis facing the Texas National Guard and Military Department. West grilled the ongoing Operation Lone Star in Texas.

'Rick Scott Predicts Red Wave in 2022 Midterms" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—With the 2022 midterm elections now only 10 months away, political camps are gearing up for plenty of high-stakes electioneering.   US Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) , who heads up the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), is predicting a red wave in the 2022 midterms.

"Trump Slams 'Low-Life Twitter' Following Marjorie Taylor Greene Ban" by The Floridian's Mona Salama—Former President Trump slammed "low-life Twitter" over its decision to permanently suspend the personal account of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) for violating the platform policy on COVID misinformation.

"Taddeo Campaign Will Visit all 67 Florida Counties" by The Floridian's Jim McCool

"Ladapo Blames ‘Testing Psychology’ for Testing Influx" by The Floridian's Jim McCool

"DeSantis Calls On Biden Administration To Release ’Federal Stranglehold’ On COVID Antibody Treatments" by The Floridian's Mona Salama

"Cammack Defends DeSantis, Reminds AOC to Reach out to her Breast Cancer Constituents" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

Cory Mills
Cory Mills

"Cory Mills: Make American Farming Great Again" OPINION by Cory MIlls—The current American economy, which is arguably the worst in recent memory, has been perpetrated by President Joe Biden and his Progressive Democratic cohorts in the U.S. Congress.

"Fried Accuses DeSantis of Acting ‘Negligent’ by The Floridian's Jim McCool—As Florida faces surging cases of COVID-19, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried (D) is calling for Governor Ron DeSantis (R) to make use of unused COVID-19 tests that she claims will soon expire. While she did not provide information on what tests she’s speaking of or where the information derives from, Commissioner Fried said that if Governor DeSantis does not act soon, it would be “negligent at best.”

"Scott: AOC is a ‘Complete Hypocrite’ by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) has faced criticism from Democrats who accuse the Governor of disappearing while Floridians face a surge in COVID-19 cases. However, the Governor has responded to critics, arguing that he has been by the side of his wife who is facing breast cancer. One vocal critic has been New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (D)...

"Casey DeSantis: Governor DeSantis Protected 'Liberty and Freedom' by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—To close out the year, Casey DeSantis, the First Lady of Florida, shared a year in review message for supporters. Supporting her husband, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R), Casey championed the efforts of his administration while sharing that there’s more work to complete in 2022.

"Democrats Criticize DeSantis for Balancing Work and Family" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—After Fox News reported that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis took a few days off of his busy schedule to accompany his wife, First Lady Casey DeSantis, to one of her cancer treatments, The Floridian has learned that this was not the first time the governor has taken personal time to be with his wife and family as she battles breast cancer.

"Ron DeSantis Calls Biden Administration a 'Regime' on Education" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—This year saw a mass politicization of the education system, with local school systems stirring up more controversy than the state or federal government. Now, Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) is calling the Biden Administration a 'regime' on education.

"State Urges Appeals Court to Act on Health Worker Shots" by News Service of Florida's Jim Saunders—TALLAHASSEE --- Saying it is among states that are “unshielded,” Florida is pressing a full federal appeals court to at least temporarily block a Biden administration rule that would require health-care workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

"AOC Spotted in Miami Beach, Ringing in New Year 'Enjoying a Taste of Freedom' by The Floridian's Mona Salama

"Demings Finds new Voice to Push the Biden Agenda" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Death Row Inmate Proposal Sparks Opposition" by The News Service of Florida—is considering a proposal that would allow Death Row inmates to represent themselves in certain court proceedings, an idea that has drawn opposition from defense attorneys, prosecutors and mental-health advocacy groups.

"New Florida Residents Credit Ron DeSantis for State's Success" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—As Americans from across the nation pack their bags for Florida in droves, new Florida residents are crediting Governor Ron DeSantis' (R-FL) policies for successfully fighting crime.

"Rick Scott Backs Navy in Vaccine Mandate Lawsuit" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Amid new and unpopular vaccine mandates, the Biden Administration has cracked down on military members avoiding COVID-19 vaccination. Now, US Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) is taking religious vaccination exemptions for service members to the courts.

Joe Biden
Joe Biden

"Biden's Job Approval Rating Continues to Plummet" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Military Proposed as Alternative to Jail Time" by The News Service of Florida

"Wasserman-Schultz Joins Progressives Attacking Manchin For Social Spending Bill Rejection" by The Floridian's Mona Salama—Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) joined fellow Progressive Democrats in lashing out at Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) after he announced that he will not support President Biden's social welfare spending bill, essentially tanking the passage of the massive $1.75 trillion package.

"DeSantis Accused of Promoting 'State-Sponsored' Attacks Against Women in Politics" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Former Congresswoman Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D) has recently taken to Twitter to express her concerns over what she calls the targeted "political harassment & intimidation" against women by "right wing actors." In a series of three statements (Tweets), Rep. Mucarsel-Powell doesn't divulge any specific instances of intimidation and harassment against her, just that the culprits are "right wing" with ties to "extreme white wing platforms," and are being supported by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.

The JUICE is juiced by Javier Manjarres, Daniel Molina, and Jim McCool

The JUICE is juiced by Javier Manjarres, Daniel Molina, and Jim McCool

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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