JUICE — Florida Politics' Juicy Read — 1.28.2022 — Anna Eskamani for Congress?—Rep. Learned's Blast-Off—The Abortion Fight—More...

JUICE — Florida Politics' Juicy Read — 1.28.2022 — Anna Eskamani for Congress?—Rep. Learned's Blast-Off—The Abortion Fight—More...

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Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
January 28, 2022

Anna Goes to Washington...Maybe

The always perky and progressive Rep. Anna Eskamani says that she is not running the U.S. Congress in Orlando, but did she just hedge by saying that she didn’t know if she would or not?

If the current proposed congressional maps stick, Rep. Eskamani should run for Congress.

Why not?

Well, the new CD 7 would become a very blue district, that in my opinion, is perfect for arguably the most progressive Democrat in Central Florida.

Rep. Eskamani would become Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “Mini-me” or “The Sunshine AOC,” and would surely join the House “Squad.” READ MORE


Abortion Anna

Eskamani supports all abortions, so there it is no surprise to anyone that she is at the forefront of the 15-week abortion ban bill argument. Eskamani told The Floridian that Republicans were being cute with their modified Texas-style Abortion bill. READ MORE

Debbie Wasserman Schultz-Anti-Semitic incidents are on the rise, from Colleyville to Surfside, so we must demand a true account of history & stop the spread of lies. On #InternationalHolocaustRememberanceDay we can reclaim a measure of justice for 6 million Jews murdered by a Nazi regime. #weremember

Rep. Val Demings-I’m leading the fight to invest in the ability of local police departments to solve murders and other violent crimes, and to serve and protect victims. Small cash-strapped departments need detectives and victims’ advocates. We should help hire them.

Rep. Carlos G Smith-Our HCA committee just passed an extreme 15 WEEK ABORTION BAN that takes away your FREEDOM. I voted NO on #HB5 for those who put themselves at risk every single day to ensure access to abortion.I voted NO for all of the people in MY LIFE WHO I LOVE who have gotten abortions.

Rep. Angie Nixon-We whooped some Republicans tails last night. I played one inning (made a few errors), then made way for our ringer which turned the entire game around. Let’s hope they still Rep.-Elect Campbell get sworn in next week.

Congressman Byron Donalds-This International Holocaust Remembrance Day, we pause to honor & remember the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust. We must stand together in the fight against anti-Semitism to ensure the horrors of the Holocaust are never to be repeated.


What is the first thing you think of when you see this image Rep. Andrew Learned posted? For the love of Sweet Baby Jesus is this funny!

Andrew Learned
Andrew Learned



"Eskamani Vows to 'Protect Reproductive Freedom'" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Rep. Anna V. Eskamani (D) is speaking out against a recent anti-abortion bill that has gained GOP support in the Florida legislature. Discussing the efforts of the Republican-led legislature to fashion legislative measures similar to the one presented in Texas,

"Florida Surgeon General Asked if He Grew Up 'Entitled' (video)" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Rubio: 2022 Election is ‘Between Crazy and Normal’" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R) has issued a scathing distinction between himself and his 2022 midterm election opponent, Florida Rep. Val Demings (D). Often calling Demings a “Pelosi puppet,” the Florida Republican is now arguing that the upcoming election in November will be “the choice between crazy and normal.”

"Florida Rep. Eskamani Appears to be Considering Run for Congress" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Rep. Anna Eskamani (D), the popular Progressive Democratic legislator from Orlando told The Floridian on Thursday that she did not know if she would run for Congress in the soon-to-be-open District 7.

"Florida Rep. Andrade Threatened by State House NPA Candidate" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Abortion Limit Could Take Next Step" by News Service of Florida—A House panel is scheduled Thursday to consider a controversial proposal that would prohibit doctors from performing abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy.

The proposal (HB 5), sponsored by Rep. Erin Grall, R-Vero Beach, and Rep. Jenna Persons-Mulicka, R-Fort Myers, will go before the House Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee after passing the Judiciary Committee last week

"Illegal Immigrant 'Mystery Flights' Compared to Secret Cold War Migrant Airlift" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—TALLAHASSEE — The Committee on Judiciary in the Florida Senate voted along party lines to pass a controversial immigration measure that would prevent the state from doing business with companies like Greyhound or American Airlines, who transport illegal immigrants into Florida using "mystery flights."

"Rubio Addresses Growing Crime Rate" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—In the same week he received endorsements from 55 Florida Sheriffs, Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R) is addressing a growing crime rate in the United States. The Florida lawmaker is also directing criticism at Florida Rep. Val Demings (D), inferring that her efforts in office have contributed to the rise.

"Physicians and Patients Respond to Monoclonal Decision" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—After the announcement from the federal government that it would no longer be offering the monoclonal antibody treatment, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) responded by accusing the President of taking “political revenge at the expense of Floridians.” Gov. DeSantis held a roundtable discussion with both physicians and patients regarding the Monoclonal treatment decision, and the sentiments shared were that the decision is “not disheartening, it’s disgusting.”

Ron DeSantis
Ron DeSantis

"DeSantis Accuses Biden of ‘Political Revenge’" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) is again criticizing the Biden Administration, arguing that the President is enacting “political revenge at the expense of Floridians.” Gov. DeSantis and President Joe Biden have exchanged verbal jabs since the President assumed office, and the Governor has vowed to stand in the way of the President as a dissenting voice.

"BYRON DONALDS: Reviving DOL Fiduciary Rule Harms LMI Communities" by Rep. Byron Donalds

"Florida Senator Says Critical Race Theory Originates from Marxism" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Annette Taddeo Battles DeSantis' Redistricting in Florida" by The Floridian's Jim McCool

"Supreme Court Justice Breyer To Retire" by The Floridian's Mona Salama

"Mystery: The Florida Senate Seal and it's big Flaw" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"DeSantis Declares a ‘Red Wave in 2022’" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) is declaring that a “red wave” will overtake the 2022 midterm election, and his own gubernatorial position is at stake. Political pundits have long pondered whether the upcoming election cycle will see Republicans elected because of President Joe Biden’s (D) low approval rating, and the idea is now providing momentum for the GOP.

"Rubio Called ‘the Very Best for Florida’" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—As reported earlier this week, a slew of Florida Sheriffs endorsed Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R), calling him “simply the very best for Florida.”

"Deutch Celebrates new Bright Line Station" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Rep. Ted Deutch (D) took to social media “to celebrate the opening of a new Bright Line station that will help keep residents connected throughout our state.” The Florida Democrat joked that “during this recess,” he hasn’t taken time off. Instead, he’s “been working… on the railroad!” in order to provide better transportation for Floridians.

"DeSantis: 'We are the Rock of Freedom in the United States'" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis appeared on the Fox News Channel’s “The Ingraham Angle” Tuesday night where he was asked if he and former President Donald Trump were still on good terms. After stating that Florida was a “free state” and “ the rock of freedom in the United States, Gov. DeSantis said that the “corporate media” has made a concerted effort to “manufacture something where it doesn’t exist.”

Speaker Nancy Pelosi
Speaker Nancy Pelosi

"Pelosi Announces She Will Run For Reelection in 2022" by The Floridian's Mona Salama

"Florida Democratic Senator Calls DeSantis's Redistricting Proposal a 'Blackout' map" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"National Anthem Requirement Gets House Support" by Jim Saunders of News Service of Florida

"178K December Border Apprehensions Brings 2021 Total To Record 2 Million Migrant Encounters" by The Floridian's Mona Salama

"Mills Scores the Endorsement From Another Trump Congressional Endorsee" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—With the Florida Legislature expected to finalize redistricting maps in the coming weeks, one of the most closely watched congressional races in the country is the contest to replace retiring Rep Stephanie Murphy (D).

"Murphy, McCaul Introduce Prosper Africa Act" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—A bipartisan effort spearheaded by Florida Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D) and Texas Rep. Michael McCaul (R) introduced a bill this week to improve trade between the United States and Africa. The Prosper Africa Act would “promote two-way trade and investment between the United States and Africa.” Moreover, it “codifies an existing interagency initiative developed to increase trade and investment, connecting U.S. and African companies with new buyers, suppliers, and investment opportunities.”

"Rubio Endorses Alina Garcia for State Senate" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R) has endorsed Alina Garcia (R) in her bid for Florida state Senate. Earlier this month, the Floridian spoke to Garcia regarding her political aspirations.

"DeSantis Slams Biden for ‘Baselessly Attacking’ Florida" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) is once again chastising the Biden Administration, arguing that it “is once again baselessly attacking the Sunshine State.”

"Biden Caught On Hot Mic Calling Fox News Reporter 'Stupid SOB' by The Floridian's Mona Salama—

"Pentagon Places 8,500 Troops In U.S. On 'Heightened Alert' To Deploy Over Russia-Ukraine Tensions" by The Floridian's Mona Salama

"Economic Boom in Key West Despite Lack of Cruise Ship Traffic" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—While Floridians may be focused on issues such as CRT or COVID-19 mandates, ship ports have consumed South Florida politics for over one year now. Now, the Key West Committee for Safer, Cleaner Ships is reporting "all-time highs" in economic success with fewer cruise ship traffic.

Rep. Kat Cammack during an interview with The Floridian
Kat Cammack Police

Cammack Warns of Economic ‘Crash’ Under Biden" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Rep. Kat Cammack (R) has been a staunch critic of the Biden Administration. In a recent interview with The Floridian, the Florida Republican warned that the country is headed into an economic “crash” under President Joe Biden (D). The President recently celebrated his first year in office, which drew applause from Democrats but scorn from Republicans.

"Rep. Salazar Praises DeSantis’ ‘Arroz con Pollo’ Leadership" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Governor Ron DeSantis (R) has designated the Sunshine State as the “Free State of Florida.” He has made a distinction between himself and President Joe Biden (D), arguing that Florida is leading by example in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Though he has received criticism from just about every Democrat in the state, Republicans have shared their support of Governor DeSantis's overall economic policies and leadership.

"FL Democrats Announce Funding to Combat HIV" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—The announcement from Florida Reps. Stephanie Murphy (D)Val Demings (D), and Darren Soto (D) is for a $3.5 million federal grant that will “help ensure that residents living with HIV/AIDS can access medical care and critical support services.” The announcement also comes at a time when the FDA has approved the first injection regimen for HIV prevention.

"Waltz: U.S. Faces National Security ‘Crisis’ Under Biden" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Miami Beach hit With Antisemitic 'COVID Agenda is Jewish' Propaganda" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—The antisemitic and racist GOYIM TV appears to have decimated antisemitic propaganda on Miami Beach this weekend, claiming that the COVID pandemic is somehow a Jewish agenda.

"House 'Squad' Ignores Rep. Salazar Makes Plea for Help in Cuba (VIDEO)" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—While many in politics have seemingly forgotten about the crisis in Cuba and the subsequent protest on the island and in South Florida that occurred last this Summer, US Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar (R-FL) has not given up on providing aid to the Cuban people. This week, Salazar sat down with The Floridian where she detailed her bipartisan efforts to provide aid to the Cuban people.

"Feds Launch Appeal of Ruling on Sports Betting" by Dara Kam of News Service of Florida—TALLAHASSEE --- With the future of mobile sports betting in Florida at stake, the federal government this week took the first step in appealing a judge’s decision that scrapped a deal that gave the Seminole Tribe control over sports wagering in the state.

"DeSantis Announces Florida Officially Outperforming Nation in Job Growth" by Jim Saunders of News Service of Florida

"Murphy Touts $1 Billion for Everglades Restoration" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"DeSantis Says Redistricting ‘Will Work Itself Out’ by News Service of Florida—that his administration proposed.

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."

"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.


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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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