JUICE—Florida Politics' Juicy Read — 3.22.2022 —Gov. Ron DeSantis to call for Special Session

JUICE—Florida Politics' Juicy Read — 3.22.2022 —Gov. Ron DeSantis to call for Special Session

Florida Politics' Daily Political Read

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
March 22, 2022


Republican Hiccup in Florida?

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is "the heavy" in Florida and is beloved by Floridians for his in-your-face governing against unconstitutional mandates and against those individuals (Biden and Fauci) who are trying to hamstring freedoms and liberties.

As he said, "Florida is the freest state in America."

But while Republican voters appear to be completely supportive of Gov. DeSantis, there is a very real fissure between the governor and leaders in the Florida Legislature.

Florida Speaker Chris Sprowls and Senate President Wilton Simpson have yet to send DeSantis their congressional redistricting maps for signing because they know he will veto them.

Speaker Sprowls and President Simpson are said to be negotiating with the Executive Office and looking to offer up a map that comes close to the map the governor submitted.

Like President Donald Trump, who is arguable the Republican kingmaker in the Republican universe, DeSantis is the heavyweight champ in Florida.

Maduro Could Have Upper Hand

President Donald Trump levied unprecedented and effective sanctions against Venezuela's dictator Nicolas Maduro, but over the years, those sanctions have been used to hurt the Venezuelan people. Maduro has blamed his humanitarian crisis on the sanctions placed against oil exports and has turned Venezuelans against those very sanctions. READ MORE


Rick Scott-The House's COMPETES Act spends $250 BILLION on Green New Deal policies & reckless handouts to universities partnering with Communist China & tech companies making record profits.

This bill doesn't hold Communist China accountable or protect Americans & I won't support it.

U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy-Proud to announce that Medal of Honor recipient and Oviedo native Alwyn Cashe made the short list to have an Army base renamed in his honor. Listen to the story of this heroic fallen soldier

Ron DeSantis-Governor DeSantis provides $800 million to raise teacher pay across the state.

Rep. Carlos G Smith-The Florida legislature should STOP attacking LGBTQ youth and START capping increases to your property insurance premiums. RT if you agree!


President Joe Biden
President Joe Biden

"Venezuelans Disapprove of U.S. Oil Sanctions in New POLL" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—A new poll of Venezuelans conducted by strategic, political risk, and environmental Intelligence consulting company ORC Consultores between March 9 and 15, shows that 52% of Venezuelans polled disapproved of the U.S.-imposed oil sanctions against their country.

"Financial Literacy Bill Sent to DeSantis" by News Service of Florida

"Mast Says U.S. Pilots Should not Participate in 'no-fly-zone'" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL) was interviewed by West Palm Beach local WPTV to discuss American strategy, red lines, and Vladimir Putin in relation to the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine, where he declared that there “should be a no-fly zone” but reiterated that U.S. soldiers should not be involved in patrolling Ukrainian skies.

"Rubio Leads Amicus Brief for COVID Religious Exemption" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R) leads a group of lawmakers including Senator Rick Scott (R) in filing an amicus brief that supports workers who have been denied religious exemption from COVID vaccine mandates in New York. The petition filed by the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty and the Thomas More Society argues for First Amendment rights “over New York’s failure to permit religious exemptions to its COVID-19 vaccine mandate for state and private healthcare employees."

"Nikki Fried Smears DeSantis in Pre-Written Speech" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—This week, Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried (D-FL) appeared at what seems to be a faith-based event where she smeared Governor DeSantis (R-FL) in a pre-written speech.

"DeSantis Puts Up $800 Million for Teacher Salaries" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Governor DeSantis (R-FL) continued his push for changes to Florida's state education policies. After eliminating the FSA testing, and expanding education program funding, DeSantis's newest initiative is allocating $800 million for teacher salaries.

"Soto Supports Biden Claim, Accuses U.S. Oil of Price Gouging" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Rep. Darren Soto (D-FL) has joined a multitude of Democrats, including Val Demings (D-FL) and President Joe Biden (D), in declaring that American oil companies are to blame for rising gas prices in the U.S.

"Florida Rep. Cammack Calls New Iran Nuclear Deal "A Disaster" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Congresswoman Kat Cammack (R-FL) went on FoxNews today to discuss the rekindling of the Iran nuclear deal that was put in place by the Obama administration but was struck down by former President Donald Trump.

"Democrats Backtrack on Extremist Defunding Police Movement" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—The “Defund the Police” movement that was fueled by the police-involved death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, appears to have come to a screeching halt after President Joe Biden and other prominent Democrats have backtracked on their support for defunding police.

"Waltz Questions NBA's 'Decision-Making' With China" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—In taking a stand against the Communist Chinese Party, Florida Rep. Michael Waltz (R) is leading a group of Congressional Republican colleagues in making a call for the National Basketball Association (NBA) and Commissioner Adam Silver to stand against the CCP and its human rights abuses.

"DeSantis Announces $1 Million for Charlotte and Lee County After Tornado" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—After a tornado tore through Southwest Florida, Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) has announced over $1 million in funds for residents of Charlotte and Lee County Florida.

"Moderate Democrat Murphy Slams Pelosi, House Leadership" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich

"Appeals Court Questions State Over Protest Law" by News Service of Florida—TALLAHASSEE --- An attorney for Gov. Ron DeSantis drew skepticism Thursday from a federal appeals court during arguments in a challenge to a controversial law that enhanced penalties and created new crimes in protests that turn violent.

"Politifact Finds Demings' Rubio Claim 'False'" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"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.

Lauren Book
Lauren Book

"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.


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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