JUICE — Florida Politics' Juicy Read — 2.4.2022 — House Progressive Won't Join 'Squad'—Wasserman Schultz Takes On NFL—ACU Endorses in FL—More...

JUICE — Florida Politics' Juicy Read — 2.4.2022 — House Progressive Won't Join 'Squad'—Wasserman Schultz Takes On NFL—ACU Endorses in FL—More...

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Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
February 4, 2022

Bipartisanship in Congress Does Exist

It might not appear so, but Congressional Democrats and Republicans do get along sometimes. Sometimes.

The one issue that Florida’s Congressional Delegation is on the same page with is the environment.

All of the members are against offshore oil drilling off of Florida and are also completely behind in making sure that Florida’s critical water ecosystems are cleaned up and preserved.

Everyone from Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart (R), Greg Steube, Brian Mast, Kathy Castor, Val Demings, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Stephanie Murphy, and Senators Marco Rubio and Rick Scott, all have a green thumb. READ MORE

Not all House Progressives Will Become ‘Squadsters’

Freshman Congresswoman Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick (D) was just sworn in and she’s already eagerly motoring around the Capitol, but has refused to commit to joining the Progressive ‘Squad’ led by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D).

The Floridian spoke to Rep. Cherfilus-McCormick or Rep. SCM, this week in Washington and she said that she has been welcomed with open arms by both Republicans and Democrats.

During our discussion, Rep. Byron Donalds (R) stopped by and introduced himself. But no less than a few minutes into the interaction, Rep. SCM showed that she will be able to hold her own against the most seasoned lawmakers.

Rep.SCM began to playfully tease Rep. Donalds about his party’s current status in the House. Rep. Donalds responded back, telling her that she needed to get ready for a GOP majority after this year’s election.

The two legislators hit it off. It was all because of us. Ha! READ MORE

U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy-Today we honor Harry T. Moore, a pioneering 1930s civil rights leader. Mr. Moore was a teacher & established one of the 1st NAACP branches in Florida. He spent his life fighting for equal pay for Black teachers, investigating lynchings, & standing up against voter suppression.

Representative Fentrice Driskell-Everyone at our HBCUs deserves the freedom to be healthy, prosperous, and safe as they pursue their education.

Representative Daryl Campbell=Yesterday, I stood amongst my family, friends, and colleagues to take The Oath of Office.

I couldn't be more grateful to start this journey on the 1st day of Black History Month.

I am humble to be a voice for change for the State of Florida as a Representative of District 94.

Florida Senate Victory-Florida State Senator Lauren Book, a sexual assault survivor, says survivors deserve "a little grace" & should not be forced to carry a pregnancy they did not consent to.

WE AGREE, @LeaderBookFL

Lauren Book-Beau Biden, an incredible champion for children & fighter against sexual abuse, would’ve been 53 today. What a loss for his family & our world. Sending love to @POTUS @FLOTUS & the entire Biden family

Rep. Anthony Sabatini-Rally today at the Florida Capitol in support of my bill—CONSTITUTIONAL CARRY! We will primary and eliminate every RINO who stands in the way #2A


Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart
Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart

"Cherfilus-McCormick Won't Commit to Joining House Progressive 'Squad'" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—After winning the Special Election in Florida’s 20th Congressional District to replace the late Rep. Alcee Hastings (R), newly-minted Rep. Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick (D) has hit the ground running in Washington and looks to work across the aisle with Republicans and won't doesn't appear as if she will join the House's Progressive "Squad."

"Wasserman Schultz Vows to Hold NFL Accountable Over Sexism and Race" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—WASHINGTON— A day after the NFL's Washington Football Team announced its new name, the Washington Commanders, six former Washington Redskins employees testified before the House Oversight & Reform Committee about the sexual harassment they endure while employed by the team.

"Diaz-Balart Says Florida's Entire Congressional Delegation Supports Everglades Restoration" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Washington—There's not much of anything Republicans and Democrats in Congress agree on, but  US Rep. Mario Diaz Balart (R-FL) says that there is bipartisan support for getting Everglades Restoration funding passed.

"Cory Mills Scores Massive American Conservative Union (ACU) Endorsement" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—The Conservative heavyweight American Conservative Union (ACU) has weighed in one of Florida's most hotly contested Republican primary races of the 2022 midterm election cycle and has endorsed Combat Veteran Cory Mills for the U.S. Congress.

"Rep. Brian Mast: U.S. Must 'Take out' Chinese Satellites That Attack U.S." by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—WASHINGTONRepublicans members of Congress, including Florida Reps. Brian Mast, Mario Diaz-Balart, and Michael Waltz have been railing against the soon-to-be-voted-on COMPETES Act, accusing House Democrats of writing a bill to protect the U.S. against China, but actually helps the Chinese.

"FL Legislative Black Caucus Pushes for Priority Legislation" by The Floridian's Jim McCool

Rep. MIchael Waltz
Rep. MIchael Waltz

"Waltz, Wexton: 'Rot Has Run Deep' in IOC" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

Judge Takes Aim at Landmark First Amendment Ruling" by Joe Saunders of News Service of Florida—In a case involving a former Orange Park councilman, a Florida appeals-court judge Wednesday blasted a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the First Amendment. Judge Brad Thomas of the 1st District Court of Appeal wrote an 11-page concurring opinion that took aim at the Supreme Court’s 1964 New York Times v. Sullivan ruling, which, in part, required that public officials prove “actual malice” to prevail in defamation lawsuits.

"New Poll Shows Biden, Democrats Struggling In Florida Ahead Of Midterms" by The Floridian's Mona Salama—Floridians broadly expressed a poor opinion of President Biden's job performance almost ten months before the 2022 midterm elections, with more than half of potential voters disapproving his handling of the economy and pandemic, a new poll revealed.

"(VIDEO) Rubio Credits Trump for Environmental Funding, Not Biden" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—In a press conference with other members of the Florida Republican Congressional delegation, US Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) flipped the script on Democrats giving Trump credit for environmental support over the current Biden Administration.

"Elections Law Fights Ramp Up Again" by Joe Saunders of News Service of Florida—TALLAHASSEE — Amid fierce opposition from Democrats, a Senate committee Tuesday backed an elections bill that includes adding more rules for voting by mail and creating a state office to investigate allegations of voting irregularities.

"Demings Responds to Rubio Congratulating her for Receiving 'Hyperpartisan' Endorsement" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R) has aimed criticism at Florida Rep. Val Demings (D)calling her a far-Left candidate who’s a “Pelosi Puppet.” In a recent assessment, the senior senator from Florida added that Demings would also be a “Schumer Puppet” should she be elected to the Senate. As endorsements pour in for each candidate, Rubio’s reelection team is now congratulating Demings for having received the endorsement from a Green New Deal PAC, calling it “hyperpartisan.”

"DeSantis's Environment Resiliency Plan Receives Bipartisan Praise" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Republican-led Florida Legislature Could Tackle Corporate Welfare" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—In the era of COVID, Americans from all walks of life have endured extraordinary economic woes because of the U.S. economy practically shutting down with the spread of the pandemic, and now the Florida legislature may play a role in ending 'Corporate welfare.'

"Levine Cava Touts Decrease in gun Violence" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava took to social media this week to discuss the accomplishments of the Miami-Dade County government, affirming that “our plan is working,” Levine Cava discussed how she has addressed gun violence.


"Central Florida Republicans Raise Big Cash to Replace Stephanie Murphy" by The Floridians—The Republican congressional primary race to replace retiring Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D) in Florida’s 7th Congressional District is heating up, this as the top three contenders in the crowded primary race —Navy Seal Brady Duke, Rep. Anthony Sabatini, Combat Veteran Cory Mills—have all reported raising over $700,000 for their respective campaigns.

"NRSC Launches New Podcast 'Red Zone' With Trump as Its Debut Guest" by The Floridian's Mona Salama

"New Poll: DeSantis Beats Biden in 2024, but not Trump" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Amid rumors of him running for president in 2024, Floridians do not seem to be fully behind Governor DeSantis (R-FL) leaving his post as governor. In fact, Floridians prefer President Trump to Gov.DeSantis in the latest 2024 presidential polls.

"Biden To Sign Executive Order On Crypto Regulations As Matter of 'National Security' by The Floridian's Mona Salama

"Mast Says Biden 'Sending a Middle Finger' to Florida Over Water Conservation" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Rep. Rashida Tlaib wants to end U.S. funding to apartheid Lebanon" by The Floridian's Michelle Rosenberg

Taddeo Dubbed 'the Most Compelling Candidate'" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—State Senator Annette Taddeo (D) has shared an article from the Economist calling her “the most compelling candidate” in the upcoming 2022 midterm election. The Florida Democrat is currently campaigning across the state of Florida on her RV tour to unseat Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R).

"Senate Tees Up Potential Election Changes" by Jim Saunders of News Service of Florida—each year, add steps for voting by mail and create a state office to probe alleged election irregularities.

"(VIDEO) DeSantis Calls Out Nazi 'Jackasses,' Says he Will not be Smeared by Democrats" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—As "Nazis" trended on Twitter, Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL), addressed last weekend's Orlando Nazi rally, calling those who partook in the gathering as "Jackasses."

"Rubio on Demings Silence: 'She Doesn't Want To Tell People The Truth'" by The Floridian's Mona Salama—Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) responded to Rep. Val Demings' silence on the question if she "think Floridians are better off than they were a year ago," saying his Democratic opponent is afraid to tell American "people the truth."

"(VIDEO) DeSantis Wants Hotels Punished for Housing Illegal Immigrants" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—WEST PALM BEACH—Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis addressed a report by The Floridian of 4 busloads of illegal immigrants having been unloaded in Maitland, Florida this weekend, saying that there are “a lot of assets that are involved in first identifying, you know what exactly is going on there, and then trying to figure out who’s involved.”

Kat Cammack
Kat Cammack

"Cammack: Food Supply is a 'National security threat'" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Charlie Crist Replaces Politicized Holocaust Message" by The Floridian's Michelle Rosenberg—The international community mourned the 6 million Jewish lives lost in the Holocaust last Thursday to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The commemoration serves as a day to “never forget” the consequences of tyranny and unchecked hate. Leaders across the globe made statements in solitarily with the Jewish community and pledged to keep those victims’ memories alive.

"DeSantis: The Media Thinks Voters are ‘Stupid’" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) is once again taking issue with the Mainstream Media, accusing it of thinking voters are “stupid.” Much like President Donald Trump (R), DeSantis has been vocal regarding what he believes is a double standard in the media.

"Rubio Campaign Sounds Off on Demings for Avoiding the Media" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—After making her official bid for the US Senate, US Rep. Val Demings (R-FL) has made a 180-degree change in her public appearance. This week, the Rubio campaign sounded off on Demings for avoiding the media in an awkward interaction with someone just before or after a campaign event.

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

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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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