JUICE—Florida Politics' Juicy Read — 5.31.2022 —Rick Scott Fights Border Crisis—Gun Ban Coming to Florida?

JUICE—Florida Politics' Juicy Read — 5.31.2022 —Rick Scott Fights Border Crisis—Gun Ban Coming to Florida?

Florida's Daily Political Read

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
May 31, 2022


Banning Firearms in America

The unfortunate school shooting in Texas has once again galvanized Democratic legislators and anti-gun activists around the country to call for stricter gun laws, specifically the banning of rifles like the AR-15 and “high capacity” magazines.

Florida lawmakers like Reps. Ted Deutch and Debbie Wasserman Schultz, to name a couple, are pushing for aggressive gun legislation since the shooting that left 19 innocent children and teachers dead last week.

Now President Biden is suggesting that even 9mm handguns could be on the chopping block.

While the legal age to buy an AR-15 style rifle has been questioned by Republicans, namely former President Donald Trump, chances that a ban on 9mm handguns will take place are slim to none.

It’s just not going to happen. READ MORE

Illegal Amigos Still Not Welcome

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has made it very clear that illegal immigrants crossing over along the U.S. southern border were not welcome in the U.S., and as the crisis continues to grow as Title 42 is set to expire, Sen. Rick Scott has filed legislation to help states along with the border build or continue to build President Trump’s border security wall. READ MORE

By the way, we are Back...

We are back from a long-overdue vacation, and let me just tell you that while the Spanish and Portuguese rivieras are quite impressive, nothing compares to what we take for granted here in the Sunshine State.

Believe it or not, these monkeys live in Gibraltar. And NO, they didn't follow us from Florida.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz-I am so proud of the commitment @POTUS made to restore the Everglades, and for working with me and #FLA advocates to prioritize and expedite a linchpin of our overall efforts: the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) Reservoir.

Rep. Carlos A. GimenezThis #MemorialDay, let us come together to honor those who died serving our country. We must never forget that our liberty and freedom come at a price.

Take a moment today to pay your respects. Freedom is not free

Greg Steube-We live in the land of the free, because of the brave.

This Memorial Day, we honor those who fought in defense of our nation and did not return home. We also remember the families and friends of our nation’s heroes who are grieving today. May God continue to bless our Nation.

Rep. Ted Deutch-Americans deserve real solutions to help stop the gun violence epidemic. And we cannot just move on from The Uvalde tragedy. Congress must act to save lives.

Shevrin “Shev” Jones-I saw @JaredEMoskowitz work across the aisle to bring a change to the gun laws in Florida after Parkland. Today, we stood side by side again with Broward leaders to let it be known that it CAN happen!

I am proud of my brother, and I KNOW he will do it again in Congress.

Lauren Book-In 2019, guns killed more children and teens than cancer, pneumonia, influenza, asthma, HIV/AIDs, and opioids COMBINED.

Ron DeSantis-In Florida, we support parents’ right to choose their child’s educational path, and we will continue to ensure that our state's school choice options will be preserved.Thank you to the Florida Parent Educators Association for leading the nation in homeschool education


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Joe Biden

"Biden Suggests Banning Popular 9mm Handguns" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Waltz: Biden Not Sending Long Range Missiles to Ukraine is a 'BAD Decision'" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—As advertised on the header of his Twitter account, Rep. Michael Waltz (R-FL) became the first Green Beret elected to Congress when he won the Florida's District 6 seat in 2018. Since 2019, he’s been one of the more prominent Floridian Republican voices in the House, such as making appearances on Fox News regularly, such as on Monday.

"Rick Scott Legislation to Help Build Southern Border Wall" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—While the border crisis has persisted, many Florida politicians have stepped up to the task of reinforcing the southern border.  US Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) has now introduced legislation to help border states build a wall on the southern border.

"Flynn and Roger Stone Stump for Loomer in The Villages Against Rep. Webster" By The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Conservative journalist and political firebrand Laura Loomer is making waves, and this time, following redistricting, Loomer is now running in a Republican majority congressional district and could very well be in position to win a seat

"Biden Administration Renews License for U.S. Oil Companies in Venezuela with Same Restrictions" By The Floridian's Jim McCool and Javier Manjarres—The Biden administration has extended the special license that allows Chevron Corp. and four oil service companies— Halliburton, Schlumberger Limited, Baker Hughes, and Weatherford International— to remain in Venezuela until December 1, 2022 stated the Treasury Department on Friday.

"Alina Garcia Endorsed by Speaker-Designate Paul Renner" by The Floridian's Jim McCool

"The Property Insurance Tale of Two Governors: Ron DeSantis and Charlie Crist" By The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—With the passing of legislation filed to help fix or stabilize the soaring homeowner’s property insurance market in Florida, the package of bills made it to Gov. Ron DeSantis’s desk for signing.

"Rubio Comments on Summit of Americas 'Challenge'" By The Floridian's Daniel Molina—The upcoming Summit of the Americas has been embroiled in controversy as some world leaders are threatening with not attending if countries like Venezuela and Cuba are not invited. During a Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere hearing, which discussed the upcoming Ninth Summit of the Americas, Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R) issued the opening remarks, calling Venezuela, Cuba, and Nicaragua part of a "challenge" that the United States must face.

"Demings Calls for Gun Control Measures" By The Floridian's Daniel Molina—This week, Florida Rep. Val Demings (D) made a campaign stop in Little Haiti, but beforee taking the stage to speak to supporters, the senatorial hopeful received news of the tragic shooting that took place in a Uvalde elementary school in Texas. In response to the shooting, Demings called for more gun control while also criticizing Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R) as a "do-nothing senator."

"Highlands County School District Robs Student of Graduation Ceremony" By The Floridian's Jim McCool—Highlands County School District, more specifically, Lake Placid High School, intends to bar one of their students from attending graduation along with his classmates.

"Erick Aguilar Endorsed by Veterans for America First" by The Floridian's Jim McCool

"Florida Sugar Cane Farmers Attack Brian Mast" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Members of Florida’s independent, family-owned sugarcane and vegetable farmers are speaking out following political attacks made by environmental activist groups and politicians like Congressman Brian Mast (R-FL).

"Biden Continues to Purse Failed Defund Police and Gun Control Policies" by Rep. Gus Bilirakis—The Democrat social justice experiment of defunding police and letting criminals go unpunished has been a deadly failure for Americans.

"Republicans Slam Biden and 'Brutal Cuban Dictatorship'" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—A number of Republicans have joined forces to release a statement, condemning the Biden administration over its decision to ease sanctions against Cuba. Florida Senators Marco Rubio (R), Rick Scott (R) and Florida Reps. Carlos A. Gimenez (R), Mario Diaz-Balart (R) and Maria Elvira Salazar (R)..."

"Scott: Squad's Anti-Israel Resolution is "Horrific" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich —Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) recently introduced a resolution condemning the creation of Israel and calling for the recognition of “Nakba” which is a term commonly used by Palestinians in reference to the establishment of the Jewish state as a “catastrophe.”

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"Buchanan, Rubio Bill Bolsters Baby Formula Production" by The Floridian's —The baby formula crisis has stricken families across the United States, and lawmakers across the country have commented on the growing concern. This week, the Biden administration was questioned regarding steps its trying to take in order to respond to the issue.

"Scott, Rubio Respond to Title 42 Hypocrisy" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—The Republican Senators Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) have both exposed what they believe are the hypocrisies of the current border crisis and the possible end to Title 42. Rick Scott showcased the narrative that Secretary of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas has been trying to push in comparison to the numbers that the Department of Homeland Security announced recently.

"DeSantis Says Democrats 'Have a Soft Spot for Dictatorships Like in Cuba' [Video]" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Scott: Biden Easing Cuban Sanctions 'Sickening'" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—This week, the Biden administration announced that it would be easing sanctions against Cuba. Reversing Trump-era sanctions, the Biden administration is moving forward in establishing an Obama-era relationship with Cuba, which has angered Republican lawmakers. In response, Florida Senator Rick Scott (R) issued a statement against the administration's decision. Calling the move "sickening," Scott vowed to "hold relevant nominees until it's reversed."

"DeSantis Endorses Bryan Avila for State Senate" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—If there was any chance that Rep. Bryan Avila was going to face a Republican primary challenge in his State Senate District 39 race, Gov. Ron DeSantis just stuck a fork into any potential primary challenge by endorsing Rep. Avila for the seat.

"Val Demings Accused of Flip Flopping on Abortion" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) recently sent out a press release highlighting Rep and Sen. Hopeful, Val Demings (D-FL) and her apparent inconsistencies on abortion. Abortion has been the hot button issue since the leaked draft showed the High Court is most likely to overturn Roe V. Wade, a decision that has been precedent for almost 50 years.

"State Rep. Eskamani Falls Flat on Buffalo Mass Shooting" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Since the recent shooting committed by a white supremacist in Buffalo, New York in which the terrorist targeted an African American community, politicians flocked to the twitterverse to give their two cents. The Left or many in the anti-gun lobby (most of the time) blames lack of gun control for these instances.

"Cory Mills First Candidate in CD 7 To Qualify Via Petition" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Florida's District 7 Congressional race is shaping up to be one of the most contentious Republican primary races in the state. Now, businessman and combat veteran Cory Mills (R-FL) has become the first person in the race to qualify for the ballot via petition.

"Ron DeSantis Takes Victory Tour, Highlights of His First Term" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—With his re-election on the horizon, Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) has just completed visiting all 67 counties in the state of Florida. Now, some people are branding it as his victory tour, as he has signed legislation and visited Floridians in all corners of the state.

"DeSantis Taps Lawmaker Byrd as Secretary of State" by News Service of Florida—by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—TALLAHASSEE --- State Rep. Cord Byrd, a Neptune Beach Republican who has been at the forefront of controversial legislation supported by Gov. Ron DeSantis, will oversee the 2022 elections in Florida.

"Fast Track Sought in Redistricting Fight" by News Service of Florida—by The Floridian's Jim McCool—TALLAHASSEE — Pointing to “urgency” as the 2022 elections near, attorneys for voting-rights groups requested Friday that a battle over a new congressional redistricting plan be put on a fast track to the Florida Supreme Court.

"Abortion Group Coaches People Against Using 'Partial-Birth' and 'Born Alive' Terms" by The Floridian Javier Manjarres—As tens of thousands of pro-Choice advocates rallied this past weekend in support of Roe vs. Wade–the historic Supreme Court decision that all but constitute abortion—organizations like Planned Parenthood and the National Association for the Repeal of Abortion Laws (NARAL)

"Florida Chamber Endorses Jimmy Patronis" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—The Florida Chamber has endorsed Jimmy Patronis (R), Florida’s Chief Financial Officer, in his reelection campaign.

"Demings: Rubio is an 'Extremist' on Abortion" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Rep. Val Demings (D), who’s affirmed that abortion will be a topic of importance in her platform, is now calling Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R) an “extremist” on abortion. After Justice Alito’s leaked draft earlier this month signaling that the Supreme Court intended to overturn Roe vs. Wade, Demings was one of a number of Democrats who emerged in staunch opposition ahead of her election.


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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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