JUICE — Florida Politics' Juicy Read — 1.20.2022 — 'Seal the Damn Border!'—Scott Bashes Senate Democrats—More...

JUICE — Florida Politics' Juicy Read — 1.20.2022 — 'Seal the Damn Border!'—Scott Bashes Senate Democrats—More...

Florida Politics' Daily Political Read

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
January 20, 2022

‘Seal the Damn Border’

In an exclusive sitdown interview with The Floridian, Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar announced that she was reintroducing a new, revamped “seal the damn border” immigration reform bill in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Rep. Salazar says that her bill will be a “massive” one of its kind bill. READ MORE



The Senate Democratic attempt to eliminate the filibuster fell harder than when George Forman dropped ‘Smokin’ Joe Frazier during a boxing match in 1973.

This measure was dead on arrival. ‘Maverick’ Sens. Krysten Sinema and Joe Manchin had already announced that they would oppose Leader Chuck Schumer’s political play. Florida Sen. Rick Scott told The Floridian shortly after the vote that Leader Schumer was just concerned about his upcoming primary challenge from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. READ MORE

Marco Rubio-Biden said he expects Putin will “move in” and invade Ukraine, which is true But he then said our response “depends on what he does”which is just bizarre So if he only takes over parts of Ukraine our response will be less severe than if he takes it all?

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz-This is enormous news, and allows us to set a course for quicker completion of the world’s largest ecosystem restoration project. It will enable the construction of resilient and multi-benefit projects...and protect our communities and local economies for generations. #Everglades

Rep. Val Demings-No matter your ZIP Code, gender, race, background, or political party, I will never stop fighting for your right to vote.


Rep.Charlie Crist
Rep.Charlie Crist

Biden Uses Infrastructure Bill To Fulfill Ask from Hedge Fund Billionaire Donor’s Foundation” by The Washington Free Beacon’s Collin Anderson President Joe Biden used his $1 trillion infrastructure bill to boost an environmental foundation run by a hedge fund billionaire who contributed tens of thousands of dollars to the Democrat's campaign.

"Scott Says Democrats 'Desperate for Power' With Failed Attempt to end Filibuster" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Senate Democrat move to get rid of the filibuster was defeated Wednesday night, as Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin and Krysten Sinema joined all Senate Republicans, including Sens. Rick Scott and Marco Rubio, in voting against (48-52) Senate Majority Leader Schumer’s last-ditch effort to push through a couple of controversial election bills.

"Salazar Wants to 'Seal the Damn Border' With new Dignity Immigration Bill [VIDEO]" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Washington, D.C.—Freshman Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar (R) will be filing an updated version of her “Dignity” immigration bill she introduced in 2021.

"DeSantis’ Office Calls District 5 ‘Unlawful Gerrymander’" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—As Florida goes through the redistricting process ahead of the 2022 midterm election, Governor Ron DeSantis’ (R) office has taken issue with Florida’s 5th congressional district. Calling it an “unconstitutional gerrymander,” Florida Rep. Al Lawson (D) is the representative of that district.

"Rep. Eskamani Calls Florida's Anti-Abortion Bill a 'Political Agenda'" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Abortion has been one of the hottest topics in national politics since Texas passed their ban on abortion late last year. Now, State Rep. Anna Eskamani (D-49) is calling Florida's latest anti-abortion bill a, "political agenda."

Charlie Crist for Governor
Charlie Crist for Governor

"Crist Compares DeSantis to Castro and Maduro, but not Hitler" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Rep. Charlie Crist (D), who is running for governor in the 2022 Democratic gubernatorial primary election, recently compared Gov. Ron DeSantis to Communist Leader Fidel Castro and Venezuelan Dictator Nicolas Maduro but refrains from calling DeSantis Adolf Hitler.

"Wasserman-Schultz Compares Voter IDs Provisions to 'Cauldron of Suppression and Oppression' of Communism" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) compares voter integrity provisions such as voter identification are "the cauldron of suppression and oppression" to that of communist countries as reasons Congress needs to pass the federal election takeover legislation.

"Crist Dubs Himself as the 'Strongest Candidate' Against DeSantis" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Cammack, Rubio Introduce 2022 Keep Kids in Schools Act" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Sen. Jones Says DeSantis is 'Consistent on Environmental Issues'" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—When then-Rep. Ron DeSantis (R) was considered one of the most conservative members of the U.S. House of Representatives just 4 years ago, no one would have thought that he would become the first “Green Governor” in Florida’s history focused on environmental issues."

"Rubio: Democrats Want to ‘Micro-Manage America’" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Lawmakers Tie National Anthem to Sports Money" by The Floridian's Jim McCool

"DeSantis, Simpson Said to Support Constitutional Carry Legislation" by the Floridian's Javier Manjarres—A little over a month since Florida Governor Ron DeSantis allegedly said that he supported the HB 103 Constitutional Carry measure filed in the Florida House of Representatives, Senate President Wilton Simpson (R) is said to have pledged his “support” for the bill and would urge Republican Senators to present a senate version of the House gun bill.

"Watchdog Predicted Afghan Air Force Collapse Months Before U.S Withdrawal" by The Floridian's Mona Salama

"Florida Lawmakers Take Aim at Critical Race Theory" by Jim Turner of News Service of Florida

"Joe Biden Echoes Nikki Fried on Election Laws" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—With voter rights issues still being debated over a year after the controversial 2020 election, President Joe Biden (D) is now echoing Nikki Fried on comparing Republican election legislation to Jim Crow laws.

"Poll: GOP Overtakes Democrats In Party Preference By 14 Points" by The Floridian's Mona Salama

Florida Jewish Lawmakers Respond to Synagogue Attack" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—On Saturday, a synagogue in Colleyville, Texas faced a hostage situation after three hostages were held for almost 11 hours. The hostages were unharmed, and the perpetrator was killed after a rescue team breached the synagogue. However, there is no word as to whether the perpetrator was killed from a self-inflicted shot or if the perpetrator was shot by law enforcement. In response, prominent Jewish lawmakers in South Florida are responding to the synagogue attack.

"Rubio Vows to 'Restore the American Dream'" by. The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R) directed a message to supporters, vowing to “restore the American Dream.”

"DeSantis Offers Up Prospective Redistricting Congressional Map" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Gov. Ron DeSantis has weighed in the redistricting process on Sunday as his general counsel, Ryan Newman, submitted a plan that appears to mirror the most-recent House plan that Democrats have called a gerrymandered map.

"Gov. DeSantis Outpaces Democratic Field in Donations Ahead of 2022" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—With the 2022 midterm elections less than a year away, Florida's gubernatorial election is poised to be the most hotly contested election this midterm cycle. However, donor data is showing a reality starkly contrasted to the media's portrayal of a tight race. Currently,  Governor DeSantis (R-FL) is outpacing the Democrat gubernatorial field in donations by tens of millions of dollars.

"Nikki Fried Reasserts Comparing DeSantis to Hitler" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Less than two days after comparing Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) to Nazi Adolf Hitler, Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried (D) appears to reassert her controversial remarks from last Friday.

"Florida Democrats go Silent as 'Ghost Candidate' Controversy Unfolds" by The Floridiain's Javier Manjarres—Outspoken Florida Democrats protesting “Write-In” or so-called “Ghost Candidates” are suddenly silent about their own apparent ghosts of elections past.

"Iarossi Says DeSantis's 'Free State of Florida' Speech Rallied Floridians" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—The 2022 Florida legislative session is now underway, and while Governor Ron DeSantis’s “State of the State” or "Free State of Florida" address invigorated Republican legislators and voters, and Independent voters, Florida Democrats were quick to criticize the yearly address as a mere political play to appease his voting base of support.

"Florida Gov. DeSantis Compared to Hitler by Democrat Nikki Fried" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, who is running for governor in the Democratic gubernatorial primary race, recently compared Gov. Ron DeSantis to Nazi Adolf Hitler.

"Wasserman Schultz Says 'SCOTUS Ruling Sets Back our Fight'" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina


Mast Calls for Controversial Federal Takeover of State Water Rights" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"House Takes Up Ballot Initiative Restriction" by Jim Saunders of News Service of Florida—& Elections Committee is scheduled Tuesday to take up the proposal (HJR 1127), filed by Rep. Mike Beltran, R-Lithia.

"Murphy Secures More than $245M to Rebuild Bridges" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Before her time ends in office, having announced that she would not run for reelection, Florida Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D) has secured almost $245 million for the Sunshine State. The effort, a result of a bipartisan infrastructure law, will help repair and build bridges.


"Supreme Court Blocks OSHA Vaccine Mandate, Backs Health Worker Rule" by Jim Saunders of News Service of Florida

Former Rubio Legislative Aide Alina Garcia to Run for Florida Senate" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Florida Republicans Continue Registering More Voters Than Democrats" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—The Republican Party of Florida is taking another victory lap around the Florida Democratic Party, celebrating that they have a 45,153 registered voter advantage. This doesn't look good for Florida Democrats.

"Rubio: I Won’t let Biden Hijack Florida’s Elections" by Senator Marco Rubio—Florida Republicans continue to criticize President Joe Biden (D), taking issue with rising inflation among other concerns. Lawmakers like Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R) are further hinting that this could lead to the President being voted out of office. Citing reports from the most recent Quinnipiac poll, Rubio said that the findings show that “most Americans think Biden is a disaster.”

"Rubio: 'Americans Think Biden is a Disaster'" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Republicans continue to criticize President Joe Biden (D), taking issue with rising inflation among other concerns. Lawmakers like Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R) are further hinting that this could lead to the President being voted out of office. Citing reports from the most recent Quinnipiac poll, Rubio said that the findings show that “most Americans think Biden is a disaster.”

"Justices Order New Trials for Death Row Inmates" by News Service of Florida's JIm Saunders—TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday ordered new trials for two Death Row inmates, including for a man convicted in the murders of a Broward County couple after his mother provided key testimony.

"Associated Industries of Florida Unveils 2022 Legislative Priorities" by Jim McCool

"Moody Unveils Initiative Tackling Human Trafficking" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—This week, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody (R) announced a new human trafficking initiative. Most recently, the AG Moody addressed rising smash-and-grab robberies, but now the new initiative invites business owners to train staff, so they can report instances of human trafficking. Calling it an effort to have “partners in the community,” Moody was joined by several other political figures in unveiling the initiative.

"Casey DeSantis: ‘Freedom is Prevailing in Florida’" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida’s First Lady, Casey DeSantis, released a message to supporters, praising Florida and affirming that “freedom is prevailing in Florida.” Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) has been fighting several controversies while also facing three gubernatorial challengers. However, Casey DeSantis assured that the state is moving forward, arguing that “Florida is the freest state in the United States.”

"Annette Taddeo Reveals Plans for Florida's Pre-K Programs" by The Floridian's Jim McCool and Javier Manjarres—Tallahassee, FL - Gubernatorial candidate and State Senator Annette Taddeo (D-40) revealed her ambitious plans for pre-K programs in Florida ahead of the 2022 legislative session on Wednesday in a press conference to discuss her newly-file SB 1922.

"Consumer Inflation Jumps At Fastest Pace In Nearly 40 Years" by The Floridian's Mona Salama—Inflation jumped at its fastest 12-month pace in nearly 40 years in December, as the surging costs continues to eat into Americans' wages and indicating that inflationary price pressure is showing no sign of easing.

"Democrat Cruises to Win in Hastings District" by News Service of Florida's Jim Saunders—TALLAHASSEE — More than nine months after the death of U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, South Florida voters Tuesday elected Democrat Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick to succeed him.

"Rubio Campaign Calls Demings ‘Politically Convenient by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

Florida can use those 1 million expired COVID-19 tests, after all ” by Tampa Bay Times’ Kirby Wilson— “At the Florida Capitol on Tuesday, Florida Division of Emergency Management Director Kevin Guthrie ran into Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried. He had news for her. The federal government has agreed to give Florida another three-month extension to use the nearly 1 million rapid COVID-19 test kits that expired in a state warehouse at the end of December, Guthrie said. Fried,

"Waltz Accuses Olympics Committee of ‘Hypocrisy by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Rep. Michael Waltz (R) has penned an op-ed for Fox News, discussing the upcoming Beijing Olympics. The Florida Republican, taking issue with the International Olympic Committee, accused the committee of “hypocrisy,” arguing that “China will use Olympics to camouflage, distort and hide their oppressive authoritarian regime.

 “Florida Republicans craft restrictive abortion law Democrats have little power to stop” by POLITICO’s Arek Sarkissian— Republicans who control the Florida Legislature have spent months crafting the proposal after Texas lawmakers in May banned all abortions after six weeks of pregnancy and opened up abortion providers to lawsuits from private individuals.

"Democrat Fried Says "Free State of Florida" a DeSantis Dog Whistle" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Tallahassee—In response to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s State of the State address, Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried held a press conference to pan all of Gov. DeSantis talking points, especially his use of the terms “Freedom” and “the Free State of Florida,” which she refers to as a “dog whistle.”

DeSantis: Freedom is good, COVID mandates, lockdowns are bad” by The Associated Press’ Brendan Farrington

"Ron DeSantis Reinforces Florida's Ban On CRT" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Tallahassee, FL - Florida has easily been one of the most proactive in shooting down Critical Race theory education almost one year ago.  Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) kicked off his State of the State Address further reinforced the state's ban on CRT in the classrooms.

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Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning political journalist and Publisher of 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. Follow on Twitter: @JavManjarres Email him at Diversenewmedia@gmail.com

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