JUICE—Florida Politics' Juicy Read — 3.17.2022 — FL Sens. Rubio and Scott at odds Over Ukraine No-Fly Zone

JUICE—Florida Politics' Juicy Read — 3.17.2022 — FL Sens. Rubio and Scott at odds Over Ukraine No-Fly Zone

Florida Politics' Daily Political Read

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
March 17, 2022


Rubio and Scott at Odds Over Ukraine

Both Florida Senators are in favor of helping Ukraine stave off the Russian invasion, but Sen. Rick Scott wants the U.S. to impose a no-fly zone over the country, Sen. Marco Rubio does not.

A no-fly zone will put American and NATO fighter jets in the position squaring off with Russian MIGs. In essence, this would start World War III. READ MORE

Taking Another Victory Lap

Gov. Ron DeSantis continues to rack up the air miles over Florida, as the popular governor keeps taking victory laps around Democrats.

DeSantis was in Hialeah, Florida this week pushing his latest education funding for Florida school. Jumping on the jet is nothing new for DeSantis.

I wouldn't be surprised if he one day flew the plane himself. READ MORE

Marco Rubio-If/when Putin concludes he can’t remove Zelenskyi he will seek clear battlefield dominance through barbaric escalation & then try to force Ukraine to:

=surrender land (yellow)

=adopt neutrality in constitution


=install Russian puppet in a high government post

Rep. Ted Deutch-Today, President Zelensky told a joint session of the United States Congress, “We are fighting for the values of Europe and the world.” Then Russia destroyed a theater sheltering civilians and proved Zelensky right once again. We must do more. We must

Kat Cammack- It's official! We are excited to launch @AmGritPAC to take our country back. We are looking to give a voice to hard-working, blue-collar conservatives across the country who are ready to go to work for the American people.

Rep. Val Demings-One year ago a mass shooter motivated by anti-Asian bigotry killed eight innocent people in Atlanta. Today I ask that you remember the victims of this crime, pray for their families, and work to fight bigotry and gun violence in your community.

US Rep. Al Lawson Jr-I had the honor to listen to President Zelenskyy discuss the courage of his country. As Americans, we know the importance of maintaining a Democracy. That’s why I supported the emergency federal funding to aid Ukraine’s security & humanitarian efforts

Congressman Greg Steube-Zelensky himself has said that Biden’s decision to lift sanctions on Nord Stream II opened up the funding for Putin’s invasion. We need a leader in the White House to lead under American authority and American greatness to make tough decisions. That’s not happening right now.


Lauren Book
Lauren Book

"Scott Demands Biden Step Up Leadership With Ukraine" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—WASHINGTON D.C.- Senator Rick Scott (FL-R) pressed The White House to take immediate action after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addressed Congress to request more help from President Joe Biden (D) and the U.S. government.

"Biden Negotiating With Iran, Will Lift Terrorist Label From Iranian Terror Group" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—In a move that could be seen as an act of desperation, the Biden administration is moving towards removing Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) from the State Sponsor of Terrorism list in hopes that it could de-escalate the Islamic State’s aggression in the Middle East.

"Senator Book Calls 2022 Session 'Worst in history'" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—The Florida House and Senate officially have wrapped up this year's legislative session, and now State Senator Lauren Book (D-32) is reflecting on this year's session and is already planning for the upcoming election cycle.

"DeSantis Announces $289M in Funding for Florida Schools" by. The Floridian's —Dubbed the "Education State," Florida has made critical alterations to the statewide education system, most recently slashing statewide testing and tackling Critical Race Theory Now, Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) has announced $289 million in additional funding to enhance civics, certificate programs, and STEM education.

"Rubio Campaign Presses Demings on her Support for Iran Nuclear Deal" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Senator Marco Rubio’s (R) reelection campaign is pressing Florida Rep. Val Demings (D) to comment on reports that the Biden Administration is renegotiating an Iran Nuclear Deal. After accusing the Florida Democrat of being “wishy washy” on foreign policy concerns, the team is now affirming that her silence is indicative of renewed support.

"Putin Sanctions Biden, Trump Takes Aim" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—In what appears to be an effort of “reciprocity,” Russian leader Vladimir Putin and the Russian government have officially sanctioned President Joe Biden (D) and other high-ranking U.S. officials. Perhaps this is in direct response to the United States sanctioning Putin and Russia’s Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov in late February.

"Wasserman Schultz, DeSantis Champion Everglades Restoration" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Florida's first "Green Governor," Ron DeSantis (R), who has been working alongside farmers and environmental organizations to keep Florida's waterways clean and to continue restoring the much-needed Everglades ecosystem, can now thank Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D) and the bipartisan effort to secure taxpayer funds to help keep Florida's water clean.

"DeSantis Says Environmental Water Bill 'Much Different'" by News Service of Florida

"DeSantis Eliminates FSA Testing in Florida Public Schools" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—The DeSantis Administration has long prided itself with making Florida, "the Education State." Now, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) has another feather in his cap after officially eliminating FSA testing in Florida public schools.

"Ross Announces Congressional run 'to Restore Hope'" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"DeSantis: 'We are Paying the Price' of a Biden Admin". by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Criticism continues to mount against the Biden Administration amidst reports that the president is considering lifting economic sanctions against Venezuela. The result would be to obtain oil from Venezuela as an alternative to Russia, but the idea has been denounced by a bipartisan group of lawmakers. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R), a vocal critic of the president, contends that skyrocketing gas prices indicate that "we are paying the price" of the Biden Administration.

"New Poll: 64% of Americans Support 'Don't Say Gay' Bill" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—While many Americans have associated the Parental Rights in Education bill with controversy, data may reflect a different reality. A new poll shows that 60% of Americans back the "Don't Say Gay," bill, especially the language regarding sexual orientation and gender identity being limited in K-3 classrooms.

"Corcoran Measured by 'Impact' in Florida's Education" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—With Florida Rep. Richard Corcoran (R) stepping down as Florida’s Education Commissioner and Florida state Senator Manny Diaz (R) potentially stepping up to the position, some are lauding Corcoran’s efforts while in office. Corcoran has been a staunch supporter of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ (R) positions, including controversial stances such as children not wearing masks in the classroom.

"Lawmakers Pass $112.1 Billion Budget to End Session" by News Service of Florida

"FL Democrats Slip in Polls, Party Leaders Scramble" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich

"Rubio: Demings Has Failed 'to Secure our Border' by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Demings Blames U.S. oil Companies for Rising Gas Prices" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Nationwide, Americans are feeling a bit skinnier wallet in their pockets as gas prices continue to soar. The Russian invasion of Ukraine has caused fuel prices to skyrocket to historic levels.

"DeSantis to Sign FL GOP Abortion Bill" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—On March 3rd, Florida state legislators sent a controversial Republican-backed 15-week abortion bill to Gov. Ron DeSantis’ (R-FL) desk. Recently, Gov. DeSantis announced that he would sign it. In July, the measure will become the law of the land in Florida.

"Fried Reminds Voters of Charlie Crist's Support for Offshore Oil Drilling" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—US Rep. Charlie Crist (D-FL) appeared to be the front runner in the 2022 Democrat gubernatorial race early on, but Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried (D-FL) could pull ahead after reminding voting Democrats of Rep. Crist's record on supporting offshore drilling.

"Moskowitz Backed by Florida Progressive and Liberal Democratic Lawmakers" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—When Rep. Ted Deutch (D) announced his retirement, all eyes turned to see when former State Rep. Jared Moskowitz would announce his candidacy to become the next Florida member of the U.S. Congress.

"FL House Denies Decriminalizing Fentanyl Test Strips, Deutch Weighs in" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Fentanyl and other hard drugs have claimed the lives of many Floridians. Regardless, the Republican-led Florida House of Representatives struck down a bipartisan push to decriminalize fentanyl test strips, a move that US Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL) characterized as, "shortsighted," and "wrong."

"DeSantis: Biden is 'Kneecapping the American Energy Industry'" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—MIAMI— Gov. Ron DeSantis did not hold back against President Biden while meeting with Venezuelan Americans in South Florida on Friday, claiming that his administration is “Kneecapping the American energy industry” and added that Biden is “not capable of leading.” These bold remarks were levied during the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine which has forced countries around the globe, including the United States, to impose sanctions on Russia and their oil exports.

"Cammack: 'We Can't Rely on Venezuela' for oil" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Uhlfelder Calls AG Moody DeSantis' 'Personal attorney'" by The Floridian's Jim McCool

marco rubio
Marco Rubio

"Rubio: Demings is "Wishy Washy" on Venezuela" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—After criticizing Florida Rep. Val Demings (D) for not commenting on the Biden Administration meeting with officials from the Maduro regime, Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R) is once again calling for her to comment on the subject. Calling her responses "wishy washy," Rubio warned about the United States easing Venezuelan economic sanctions to accept the country as an oil supplier.

"Corcoran to Leave Education Commissioner Post, Manny Diaz Frontrunner to Replace Him" by News Service of Florida and Javier Manjarres—TALLAHASSEE --- State Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran, who has been an ally of Gov. Ron DeSantis on controversial issues such as student mask requirements and critical race theory, will step down from the post at the end of April, he announced Thursday.

"Donalds Tangles With Progressive Democrat Gallego Over Energy Crisis" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Freshman Congressman Byron Donalds got into a Twitter scuffle with Progressive Democrat Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) after the veteran lawmaker suggested that offshore oil drilling in Florida should be allowed. Rep. Gallego's remark was in response to Rep. Donalds' tweet where he slammed the Biden administration for holding oil talks with the murderous Maduro regime in Venezuela because of the current energy crisis.

Sen. Annette Taddeo
Sen. Annette Taddeo

"Sen. Taddeo Compares 'Stop Woke Act' to the Holocaust" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Tallahassee, FL - Today on the Senate floor, the "Stop Woke Act," made its final stop in the Florida Senate where colorful debate sparked. However, nobody bashed the legislation as deeply as State Senator Annette Taddeo (D-40), where she said this bill is, "not what our state needs," and compared the bill to the Holocaust.

"Gen. Michael Flynn Endorses Laura Loomer for Congress" by The Floridian's Jim McCool

"Russian invasion of Ukraine causing unprecedented global energy crisis" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—The unprovoked Russian invasion of the sovereign nation of Ukraine has been met with unprecedented global condemnation, but as the conflict continues, so does the negative impact on global energy markets and U.S. consumer pocket books.

"Controversial Immigration Bill Heads to DeSantis" by News Service of Florida—TALLAHASSEE --- Delivering on one of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ top legislative priorities, the Florida House on Wednesday passed an immigration bill targeting transportation companies that bring undocumented immigrants into the state and expanding a 2019 law that sought to ban so-called “sanctuary cities.”

"Biden opposes fighter planes transfer to help Ukraine" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Rubio's 'South Florida Clean Coastal Water Act' Passes in the Senate" by The Floridian's Jim McCool

"DeSantis Slams Reporter for 'Pushing false narratives' on Parental Rights Bill" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—This week, Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) accused critics of the Parental Rights in Education bill of, "pushing false narratives" with their nickname for the legislation, "Don't Say Gay" bill.


The JUICE is squeezed by The Floridian's 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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