JUICE—Florida Politics' Juicy Read — 5.13.2022 —FL Lawmaker Caught With Pants Down (Literally)— The Legend, Charlie Crist

JUICE—Florida Politics' Juicy Read — 5.13.2022 —FL Lawmaker Caught With Pants Down (Literally)— The Legend, Charlie Crist

Florida Politics' Daily Political Read

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
May 13, 2022


Getting Caught With Your Sausage in Hand

In case you were hiding under a rock this week, FL lawmaker Rep. Ramon Alexander stepped down from the Florida Legislature for stepping out on his wife with another dude.

Rep. Alexander’s sexcapade was the latest kick to the groin to the Florida Democratic Party.

Images of Andrew Gillum (Eww) come to mind here. READ MORE

The Man, The Myth, The Legend, Charlie Christ

There was a rare Charlie Crist sighting on Capitol Hill this week.

“My man!” stated Rep. Crist as he ran into The Floridian Publisher Javier Manjarres outside the House Chamber on Thursday.

According to Manjarres, Crist was all too happy to see him and spent some time catching up with him and talking politics moments after casting his non-proxy vote.

Crist addressed Fried’s abortion attacks against him. READ MORE

Crist gives another nuanced answer when asked about “legal immigration” READ MORE

Debbie Wasserman Schultz-Who is confused and incoherent here? @SenRickScott wants to raise taxes on firefighters, teachers, and seniors, while @JoeBiden takes on Big Pharma and Big Oil. Voters need to remember that stark reality this fall.

Rep. Matt Gaetz-I can’t tell who’s more obsessed with evoking white supremacy: Woke Generals or Democrats in Congress? Either way, Dem Chair of Armed Services @RepAdamSmith is wrong.

Embracing wokeness will cause people who might otherwise sign up to serve in our military to not do so.

Rep. Frederica Wilson-Frontline TSA workers who help keep our skies safe from possible attacks and through the #COVID19 pandemic deserve workplace protections and fair wages. I'm proud to support @BennieGThompson 's #RightsForTheTSAWorkforce Act and address the challenges facing the agency and workers.



Ramon Alexander
Ramon Alexander

"Charlie Crist Responds to Fried, Reaffirms his Strong Pro-Choice Stance" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Washington D.C. — Florida's Democratic gubernatorial primary is being intensified with many contenders anxious to dethrone Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL). Progressive candidate Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried (D-FL) has bashed perceived frontrunner and career politician, Rep. Charlie Crist (D-FL), going as far as to call him"pro-life."

"Charlie Crist's Hardline Position on Immigration Softens" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Washington— As the immigration crisis along the U.S. southern border continues, both Republican and Democratic lawmakers agree that the border needs to be secured, including Florida Rep. Charlie Crist (D).

"Florida Rep. Ramon Alexander Outed, Quits After his Sexcapade is Uncovered" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Channeling former Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum, incoming Florida House Minority Leader Ramon Alexander has called it quits after sexual misconduct and harassment allegations were levied on him earlier this week by a former male athletics employee at Florida A&M University.

"EXCLUSIVE: Rick Scott Addresses 'Laughable' Democratic Claim he Supports Raising Taxes" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—In part of an exclusive interview with The Floridian, Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) went on record to expand upon his views on President Joe Biden (D), taxes, and accusations in which is he being tagged with raising taxes on minorities and lower-income Americans. Sen. Scott’s response was both clear and directed.

"EXCLUSIVE: Rick Scott Calls Democratic Support for Infanticide 'Radical'" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich

"Cruz: Biden is 'a Laughing Stock at Home and Abroad'" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

Scott Appointed Judge Blocks DeSantis’ map" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—It appears there’s trouble in paradise for the DeSantis administration as a Florida state trial judge has blocked the DeSantis map in North Florida for 2022. Judge Layne Smith has ordered a restored FL-05 be used for this year.

"Elvira Salazar’s Mental Health bill Unanimously Passes" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar’s (R) mental health and substance abuse bill has passed the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee. H.R. 7234 has passed the subcommittee with unanimous consent as part of the Restoring Hope for Mental Health and Well-Being Act.

"Team Rubio: Demings Supports 'Abortion up Until Birth' by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Rep. Val Demings (D) has asserted that abortion rights will be at the forefront of her senatorial campaign. In response, the Rubio campaign is now criticizing the former Orlando police chief, arguing that is in favor “of abortion up until the moment of birth.”

"Jackie Toledo Appears to Blur Florida's Campaign Fundraising Line" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—State Rep. Jackie Toldeo (R-FL)is running for the U.S. Congress in Florida's 15th District and was able to raise almost $100,000 during the recently concluded legislative session.

"FL Democrats Launch Historic 'Blue Shift Florida'" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Florida Democrats made history this week with the announcement of their latest project, "Blue Shift Florida." The plan could play a critical role in impacting state politics in Florida for years to come.

"Can GOP Congressional Candidates be America First and Still Back Rand Paul for President?"The already-contentious Republican congressional primary race in Florida’s newly-drawn 7th District is about to blow up as both Combat veteran Cory Mills and Florida State Rep. Anthony Sabatini have begun to exchange political jabs as they vie for the support of the Trump base of the Republican Party.=

"Mast Exposes Double Standard of the 'Disinformation Board'-by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—In doing a thorough background check of the new White House press secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre, Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL) found an interesting tweet from April of 2020 in which Jean-Pierre states, “Reminder: Brian Kemp stole the gubernatorial election from Georgians and Stacey Abrams.”

"House Republicans Applaud Scott's Claim Biden is "Incoherent" and "Unwell" With big 'Amen!'" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—WASHINTON—House Republican lawmakers in Washington said a resounding “Amen!” in response to Senator Rick Scott calling on President Joe Biden to resign and calling him “unwell” and “unfit for office.”

"Rick Scott Calls Biden 'Incoherent, Incapacitated, and Confused'" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Washington—Capitol Hill is abuzz today after US Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) dressed down President Joe Biden by questioning his mental capacity and calling for him to resign.

"City of Sweetwater Demands Restitution from Sophia Lacayo" by The Floridian's Jim McCool

Senator Marco Rubio
Senator Marco Rubio

"Rubio Responds to Leftist Abortion Demonstrations" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Since the Roe V. Wade SCOTUS leak, emotions, invasion of privacy, and pure, enraged vitriol have been at an all-time high. Just recently, there have been demonstrations at the homes of Supreme Court Justices such as Justice Alito and Justice Kavanaugh. There have been protests at churches, arson at pro-life centers

"Trump Surges Past Biden Among Puerto Ricans" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich

"Young Conservative Author Censored by Big Tech" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Since Elon Musk bought Twitter, many conservative voices that were once silenced on the social media platform have now been uncensored. However, this has not stopped Big Tech's censorship at large.  Alexia Bianchi, a conservative USF senior and author...

"Rubio Team Slams Demings’ new Ethics Complaint" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Rep. Val Demings’ (D) senatorial campaign continues to face controversy in the form of ethics violation complaints. Florida Senator Marco Rubio’s (R) reelection team is now criticizing the Florida Democrat over a fourth ethics violation complaint that has been directed to her.

"Elvira Salazar Questions Rise of Check Washing Crimes" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar (R) has sent a letter to USPS regarding increased check washing crimes. Directed to the United States Postal Service’s (USPS) Chief Postal Inspector, Gary Barksdale, Rep. Elvira Salazar demands answers over increased check washing cases in South Florida.

Michael Waltz
Michael Waltz

"Waltz Questions SEC Over Forbes Acquisition" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—In late April, Florida Rep. Michael Waltz (R) directed a letter to Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen. In the letter, Waltz questions whether the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) has reviewed the acquisition of Forbes Global Media Holdings...

"Webster Campaign Accused Of Dirty Tricks To Knock Out America First Candidate Laura Loomer" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—There appears to be mounting evidence that several congressional campaigns in the Republican Primary race for Florida’s 11th District are teaming up to derail Conservative journalist and firebrand Republican congressional candidate, Laura Loomer...

"Progressives Still Believe "Abortion is Healthcare" After Leaked Supreme Court Opinion" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—In response to the leaked Roe V. Wade decision, Florida Democrats held a rally over Mother’s Day weekend in support of safeguarding abortion at the federal courthouse in Fort Lauderdale.

"DeSantis Signs Visit Florida Extension" by News Service of Florida—Florida’s tourism-marketing agency can continue to plan advertising campaigns for the next five years, under a bill signed into law Friday by Gov. Ron DeSantis. The measure (SB 434), which was one of 11 bills signed, extends the authorization of Visit Florida from Oct. 1, 2023, to Oct. 1, 2028.

"Matt Gaetz: Election Fraud Evidence 'cannot be ignored'" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Dinesh D’Souza released another political film this weekend too, no surprise, divided reviews. In 2016, he showcased “Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party” and in 2018, he released “Death of a Nation” which attempted to demonstrate the parallels between the Trump and Lincoln presidencies.

"Republicans Poll Higher After SCOTUS Opinion Leak" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—The latest SCOTUS leak has stirred up plenty of controversy, but contrary to rhetoric in the mainstream media, Republicans are now polling at a record high since the Supreme Court's draft opinion on overturning the landmark case, Roe v. Wade was first leaked.

"Dennis Ross Vows to Tackle Border Crisis in Congress" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Recently former Congressman Dennis Ross (R-FL) announced that he is throwing his hat in the ring once again and running for Congress in Florida's new 15th congressional district. Now, Ross is laser-focused on tackling the Border Crisis if elected.

"Webster Cosigns Letter Demanding Answers about the 'Disinformation Board'" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—On Friday, Rep. Daniel Webster (R-FL) representing Florida’s 11th District, cosigned a letter asking questions and inquiring about the Department of Homeland Security’s “Disinformation Governance Board” created by the Biden administration.


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

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning political journalist. Diverse New Media, Corp. publishes 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. Learn more at www.brownpeople.org Email him at [email protected]

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