JUICE—Florida Politics' Juicy Read — 4.12.2022 —Gov Ron DeSantis, Florida's First Father

JUICE—Florida Politics' Juicy Read — 4.12.2022 —Gov Ron DeSantis, Florida's First Father

Florida Politics' Daily Political Read

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
April 12, 2022


Burning it all Down

Florida Rep. Stephanie Murphy, a Democrat, is leaving Congress, but not before she burns it all down.
The “moderate” congresswoman from the Orlando area continues to dress down Democratic leadership in the House of Representatives and Progressives for putting forth an unpopular legislative agenda that has all but compromised the Democratic Party brand.
Murphy has accused Leadership and Progressives of pushing her out of Congress.
In other words, Murphy contends that Speaker Pelosi and others in leadership forced her hand.
Murphy expressed her feelings during a recent interview with the Progressive-leaning Showtime program, “The Circus” this past weekend. READ MORE


Florida’s First Father DeSantis Steps Up for Kids

Gov. Ron DeSantis takes fatherhood seriously.
The father of three young children just signed HB 7064 into law this week in order to help preserve the “fatherhood and the nuclear family” dynamic in Florida. READ MORE

Rep. Val Demings-The reason many hate crimes go unreported is fear. As a former police officer your safety will always be my top priority. I want members of our AAPI community to feel heard, visible and comfortable reporting injustices.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz-On this day in 1945, American soldiers liberated Buchenwald. As we remember the atrocities of the Holocaust, it is our responsibility to speak out against antisemitism and hate of all kinds.
Congressman Greg Steube-Today @RepDarrenSoto
and I introduced the TEMP Act to protect farmers impacted by crop-damaging freezes. The Heartland of Florida provides the country with countless products - we must do everything we can to support our agriculture industry.
US Rep Kathy Castor-To lower energy costs, we need to fast track clean energy. Watch my interview @Newsy
re how Big Oil CEOs are making record profits while failing to help consumers. To deliver true energy independence, we must unleash clean energy + create new jobs *and* lower energy bills.
Commissioner Nikki Fried-The full Cabinet should’ve upheld a judge’s fact-based decision against the Dolphin Expressway extension—but I stood alone. Now, we’ve filed an amicus brief supporting @tropicalaudubon
as we continue fighting to protect Florida’s future & natural resources from being paved over.
Jeff Brandes-As of 1pm, within one business day of the sending out our letter, we have received more than enough responses from legislators calling for a special session on property insurance. We will be submitting our final count to the FL DOS at 5pm today.
Representative Fentrice Driskell-I will be the first Black woman to lead the Florida House Democratic Caucus starting in 2024, but first I need your help to get re-elected.
Senator Gary Farmer-Today I joined the call for a special session to address Florida's property insurance crisis. This should not be used as an excuse to simply setup more avenues for major insurance companies to continue to line their pockets. We must put homeowners first, not corporations!


Charlie Crist for Governor
Charlie Crist for Governor
"Crist Denounces DeSantis for Millions in tax Rebates" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Rep. Charlie Crist (D) joined a number of House Democrats in denouncing $624 million in corporate tax refunds that he believes should be directed to address rising housing costs in Florida. In a Zoom news conference, Crist joined Florida Reps. Carlos Guillermo Smith, Anna V. Eskamani, and Angie Nixon in calling for an end to the tax rebates.
"Thompson Gonzalez Challenging LaMarca Opposes Pro-Business Legislation" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Fort Lauderdale – Florida State Rep. Chip LaMarca (R) appears set for another showdown against Linda Thompson Gonzalez (D) in defense of his District 93 state legislative seat.
"DeSantis Signs Fatherhood Bill" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) signed HB 7065 on Monday, a measure that includes approximately $70 million in funding to promote involved fatherhood in the Sunshine State. The funding is allotted to the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) and the Department of Children and Families (DCF).
"Murphy Says Republicans 'Dismantling Democracy'" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—After dressing down her Democratic Party for abandoning “moderate” lawmakers like herself, subsequently pushing her out of office, Rep. Stephanie Murphy recently appears on Showtime’s “The Circus” to opine on the state of the House of Representatives, while accusing House Republicans of “dismantling Democracy” and House Progressives of trying to “dismantle Capitalism.”
"Nightmare Poll Numbers Plague President Biden" by The Floridian's Jim McCool–Polls have never been the friend of a president going into the midterm election cycle, and the latest CBS poll finds  President Biden (D) enduring one of his worst approval ratings ever for any sitting president.
"FL Democrats Call Rubio's Remarks on Venezuela 'Disgraceful' by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Recently, US Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) gave his response to a group of Venezuelans who criticized him. Now, Florida Democrats are taking issue with his remarks, calling the Senator, "disgraceful."
"Scott Cosponsors Bill Limiting Biden's Authority on National Emergencies" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) recently co-sponsored the Real Emergencies Act, a measure that was introduced by Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV). This bill is in response to lawmakers on the left calling on President Joe Biden (D) to use a declaration of a national emergency for political purposes.
"Scott Cosponsors Bill Limiting Biden's Authority on National Emergencies" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) recently co-sponsored the Real Emergencies Act, a measure that was introduced by Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV). This bill is in response to lawmakers on the left calling on President Joe Biden (D) to use a declaration of a national emergency for political purposes.
"Florida's Alimony Reform Bill Backed by Big Conservative Groups" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Family First Senate Alimony Reform Bill 1796 is garnering unprecedented support from Conservative and Christian-based organizations across the country.
"Rubio Introduces Uyghur Policy Act" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R), a vocal critic of the Chinese Communist Party, has introduced the Uyghur Policy Act. The legislation would “increase U.S. support for the Uyghur diaspora in the United States and other countries” while also advocating “for improving the conditions of Uyghurs suffering human rights abuses at the hands of the Chinese Communist Party.”
"Waltz: ‘Send Ukraine the Damn ‘MiGs’ by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Over the weekend, Florida Rep. Michael Waltz (R) reaffirmed his stance that the United States should do more to help Ukraine fend against the ongoing invasion from Russia. After an exchange with Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley during a hearing, Waltz penned an op-ed for FOX News discussing the ensuing war calling for the Biden Administration to “send Ukraine the damn MiGs.”
"Stopping Government Outreach, Protecting Your Medical Freedom" by Reps. Kat Cammack and Gus Biliriakis—For the last two years, the U.S. has grappled with the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated lockdowns, shutdowns, mandates, and public health orders. In Florida, we’re fortunate to have Governor DeSantis leading the way to keep Florida free and open, fighting back against the orders to which blue cities and states have become accustomed.
Cory Mills
Cory Mills
"Mills Vows to Donate Entire Congressional Salary to Charity" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Even as the congressional district lines across the state have yet to be finalized as a result of the dragged-out redistricting process, Republicans vying to replace retiring Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D) in Florida’s 7th District continue to campaign in the district that may drastically change in the coming weeks.
"FL Parental Rights Bill Inspires Similar Legislation in Other States" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—The Parental Rights in Education bill easily became the most controversial pieces of legislation in recent Florida history. Now, it appears that the legislation has inspired lawmakers in other states to take action.
"Cherfilus-McCormick Tests Positive for COVID-19" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres
"New Data Shows Split on Critical Race Theory" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich
"Rubio Warns About Biden's New Immigration Policy" By The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) announced that he has spoken to “Several Central American Leaders” about Biden ending Title 42. According to the information that Rubio received, President Biden is going to allow any undocumented immigrant to stay if they claim asylum. Title 42 was a policy enacted by President Trump during March of 2020, the start of the pandemic. This policy allows the government to “prohibit, in whole or in part, the introductions of persons and property” during the time of a massive pandemic that we faced just under 2 years ago.
Sen. Shevrin Jones
Sen. Shevrin Jones
"State Senator Jones Agrees with DeSantis on New Testing Procedures" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—State Senator Shevrin Jones (D-FL) approved of Governor Ron DeSantis’ (R-FL) decision to eliminate FSA (Florida Standards Assessment) in the Sunshine State.
'Perdue Tapped to Lead Department of Transportation" by News Service of Florida—Jared Perdue, who has led the Department of Transportation’s District Five in Central Florida, was named Thursday by Gov. Ron DeSantis to serve as state transportation secretary.
"Rubio, Scott Call for Environmental Funding in Florida' by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Rick Scott (R-FL) have cosigned a letter to the Army Corps insisting upon proper funding towards various Florida projects such as the Central Everglades Planning Project and the Everglades Agricultural Area Reservoir project before the Army Corp of Engineers finalizes their work plan.
"Shevrin Jones Calls DeSantis's Special Session a 'Waste' of Taxpayer Dollars" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—State Senator Shevrin Jones (D-35) is firing back at Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) on redistricting and calling this special session a "waste" of "taxpayer dollars."
"Lauren Book Defends 'Visit Florida'" by The Floridian's Jim McCool
"Crist: DeSantis 'Ignoring' Rising Property Insurance" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Rep. Charlie Crist (D) has amassed support in recent weeks, gaining a boost from a number of officials and union workers. This week, the former Governor of Florida had choice words for Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R), criticizing him for “ignoring” property insurance concerns.
"Wasserman Schultz Questions Sen. Hawley's Manhood" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz is fuming mad over a recent comment that Republican senator Josh Hawley made in regard to Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown-Jackson.
"Deutch ‘Horrified’ With Russia’s Continued war Efforts" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—As the war between Russia and Ukraine continues, U.S. lawmakers are sharing their support for Ukraine. This week, Florida Rep. Ted Deutch (D) expressed his disappointment in Russia’s continued war efforts, arguing that he’s “horrified” at what Russia has done to Ukrainian civilians.
"Biden's Border Crisis Continues to Compromise U.S. National Security" by Rep. Gus Bilirakis—During his State of the Union Address, President Biden said, “We need to secure the border and fix the immigration system. It is not only the right thing to do, it’s the economically smart thing to do.” However, President Biden’s actions have not matched his words on this important subject.
"Donald Trump Endorses Kat Cammack for Re-election" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Congresswoman Kat Cammack (R-FL) is currently seeking re-election in Florida, and has earned the endorsement of former President Donald Trump (R).
"Moody Sues Hospitals, School Board Over Opioid Cases" by The News Service of Florida—TALLAHASSEE — Attorney General Ashley Moody’s office filed a lawsuit Wednesday against five public hospital systems and the Miami-Dade County School Board, arguing they are jeopardizing settlements with pharmaceutical-industry companies over the opioid epidemic.
"LaMarca Defends DeSantis Over 'Culture War' Narrative" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Fort Lauderdale—The Broward Workshop held a “Board of Directors” meeting on Wednesday and invited State Senators Shevrin Jones (D) and Lauren Book (D), and State Rep. Chip LaMarca (R) to give the group a summary of the newly-concluded 2022 Florida legislative session.
"Carolina Amesty Raises $250K in HD 45 Campaign" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Businesswoman and educator Carolina Amesty has announced that she has raised $250,000 for her campaign for House District 45 campaign, with $200,000 of that total coming in the form of a personal loan.
brian Mast
Rep. Brian Mast
"BRIAN MAST: Suing the the CDC Over Unconstitutional Travel Mask Mandates" by Rep. Brian Mast—Two years ago, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that it would be “two weeks to slow the spread.” Their message to the American people was that, if we made the collective sacrifice and shut down society for fourteen days, we would be able to return to normalcy.
"Daniel Webster Saves Floridians $4 Million in Taxpayer Dollars" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Incumbent Congressman Daniel Webster (R-FL), who has been in his current office since 2010, has announced that in the past 12 years, he has saved over $4 million in tax payer dollars to run his Congressional office.
"Senate Candidate Alina Garcia Pivots, Will now run in Florida House District 115" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Former Marco Rubio staffer and state senate candidate Alina Garcia will not be running in State Senate District 38, and will be filing paperwork to run in House District 115, the seat Rep. Vance Alupis, Jr. (R) is vacating.

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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