Red Flagging the 2nd Amendment
As the Florida Legislature polls to see if whether it should convene a special session to try to address the “gun violence” issue after a string of mass shootings across the country, Rep. Val Demings, who is challenging Senator Marco Rubio for the U.S. Senate, is calling on Senator Rubio and other Senate Republicans to pass “Red Flag” laws. There is a high probability that any gun control measure that hits the Senate floor will fail. READ MORE
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Endorsements are flying around, and every Republican running for office in Florida wants President Donald Trump and Gov. Ron DeSantis’ nod of approval.
Rick Scott-Yesterday, I joined my colleagues in urging the @FCC to thoroughly scrutinize the purchase of @radiomambi710 by the Latino Media Network. This blatant effort by Democrats to silence Hispanic conservative voices & control the political narrative is wrong.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz-Our democracy and Constitution were attacked on Jan 6, and the American people deserve answers. I look forward to @January6thCmte sharing their initial findings in these hearings and explaining the scheme to stop the transfer of power.
"DeSantis Beats Trump in 2024 Straw Poll Once Again" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—As Governor DeSantis (R-FL) continues to see his stock rise not only in Florida, but around the country, many have suggested he run for president in 2024. While the Republican Party still seems set on seeing former President Trump (R) run for reelection, the Florida governor has beat Trump in another straw poll.
"NFIB Endorses Jimmy Patronis" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina
"John Rutherford Endorses Wilton Simpson" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina
"Demings on Red Flag Laws: 'The Senate Must Join Us' by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—As The Floridian has reported recently, red flag laws have been divisive within the Grand Old Party. A week ago, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) said in a June 2nd committee hearing that “If you back red flag laws, you betray your voters, you are a traitor to the Constitution, you do nothing to make mass shootings less likely, and you put a target on the back of your constituents.”
"Scott, Waltz Introduce the KREMLIN Act to Thwart 'Putin's Evil' Regime" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Today, Florida legislators, Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) and Rep. Michael Waltz both introduced the Keeping Russia’s Energy and Military Liable for Invading its Neighbors (KREMLIN Act) Act in both the Senate and the House of Representatives. As the media coverage of the Russo-Ukrainian War has dwindled, Sen. Scott and Rep. Waltz have reminded the public about an ongoing problem that needs to be addressed.
"Carolina Amesty Endorsed by Senator Danny Burgess" by The Floridian's Jim McCool
"DeSantis Tears into Push for Special Session on Gun Control" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—As school shootings once again rise to eminence around the nation, many lawmakers have pressured state governments to take action. Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) has responded to Democrat lawmakers' call for a special session to address gun violence.
"Iranian Supreme Leader threatens Israel as nuclear talks kick off" by The Floridian's Michelle Rosenberg—As talks of revamping a nuclear deal with Iran commenced at the International Atomic Energy Agency's Board of Governors meeting in Vienna, the Supreme Leader of Iran Ali Khamenei, voiced his disdain for Israel when he tweeted, "Today, #Zionism is an obvious plague for the world of #Islam. The Zionists have always been a plague, even before establishing the fraudulent Zionist regime. Even then, Zionist capitalists were a plague for the whole world. Now they’re a plague especially for the world of Islam.”
"DeSantis' Secret Agent Christina Pushaw Goes Hollywood" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres
"House Democrats Pass Gun Control Legislation to ban High-Capacity Magazines" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives has just voted 215-207 on a gun control measure to ban high-capacity magazines and increase the age for an individual to purchase a firearm.
"DeSantis Defends Press Secretary Christina Pushaw With Blistering Response to WaPo 'Smear Piece" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—West Palm Beach—During a press conference to announce his recent support and funding for Florida’s resiliency efforts, Gov. Ron DeSantis came out swinging when asked about a recent Washington Post story that depicted his press secretary Christina Pushaw as a “foreign agent.”
"Wasserman Schultz Endorses Charlie Crist for Governor, Taddeo for Congress" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Democratic congressional stalwart, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz has one again thrown her political weight around in South Florida politics, endorsing Rep. Charlie Crist over Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried in the contentious 2022 Democratic gubernatorial sweepstakes.
"Fried to Veto Constitutional Carry Legislation in Florida if Elected Governor" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Fort Lauderdale—During her “Lower Costs, Higher Standards” town hall meeting and press event at the Mt. Harmon AME Church, Agriculture Commissioner and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Nikki Fried was asked if she would veto Republican-led legislative to legalize Constitutional Carry in Florida if she to defeats Gov. Ron DeSantis in the 2022 gubernatorial election.
"Fried: DeSantis Courts 'White Supremacist' Votes" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—After calling for the Department of Justice to keep an eye on election-related actions of Florida officials, warning of Governor DeSantis attempting to “circumvent or override democratic norms, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried (D) is accusing Governor DeSantis of courting “white supremacist insurrectionist” votes.
"Nikki Fried Asserts She's the 'Only option' Democrats Have" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Although Commissioner Nikki Fried (D-FL) may be the progressive choice in Florida's Democratic gubernatorial primary race, US Rep. Charlie Crist (D-FL) has pulled in notable progressive endorsements from around Florida. Just this week, progressive Democrat Fried responded to an unexpected shift in the race.
"Democrats Laugh at Rising Gas Prices" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—While The Floridian has been up to date about the rising gas prices in America, some members of the Legislative Branch have been laughing at the high gas prices in their home state as they’ve driven past gas stations in electric vehicles, while the average consumer cannot afford to make the switch to electric vehicles because they’re too busy looking for baby formula or are trying to make ends meet due to the inflation crisis.
"Mooney Labeled as Criminal Drug Dealer in new Attack ad" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Rhonda Rebman Lopez (R-FL) is fighting valiantly to take win the Florida House seat she lost by the narrowest of margins during the 2020 presidential election. The Floridians for Truth Now has recently launched a scathing new video, in which they blast her competition with a humbling, "Shame on you Jim Mooney."
"Biden Brags About His Time in Office Despite Low Poll Numbers" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Since the start of the Russo-Ukrainian War, The Floridian has been diligent in monitoring gas prices, inflation, and the Biden administration’s policy decisions and their impact on the American economy, the worldwide economy, and geo-political relations as a whole
"Senate Leadership Backs Jay Trumbull for Florida Senate" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—State Rep. Jay Trumbull (R-6), who is running for the State Senate District 2, has pulled in the endorsements of the Florida Senate leadership, including Senate President Wilton Simpson (R-FL).
"Rick Scott: 'American families are struggling' Under Biden" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich
"Biden Forgets to Acknowledge 78th Anniversary of D-Day, Remembers at 9 pm" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres
"Fmr. Green Beret Jerry Torres Pivots, Runs for Congress against Rep. Kathy Castor Instead" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres
"DeSantis Could Sign Constitutional Carry Bill in 2023" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres
"Mast Receives Jim Jordan Endorsement" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—On Monday, Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL) was endorsed by the founder of the Freedom Caucus in the House, and fellow colleague, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH). Rep. Jordan has been in Congress since 2007 and been serving the 4th district all 15 years in the House. Currently, he sits as a ranking member on the Judiciary Committee and serves on the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
"Crist Scores More Gubernatorial Endorsements" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—With Florida state Senator Annette Taddeo (D) dropping out of the gubernatorial race to challenge Florida Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar (R), both Florida Rep. Charlie Crist (D) and Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried (D) are vying for the nomination, and for endorsements. In recent weeks, Rep. Crist, who formerly served as Florida's Governor as a Republican, has emerged as the frontrunner, amassing endorsements from unions to politicians.
"Taddeo Drops out of Gubernatorial Race" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—With Florida’s August primary just around the corner, the Democratic gubernatorial race will now see Florida Rep. Charlie Crist (D) and Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried (D) seeking the nomination.
"Waltz: Biden is "Lining the Pockets of a Dictator", Maduro" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—It appears the United States is going from supporting one dictator to another when it comes to influencing the purchase of oil around the globe. In an effort to slow down Russian President Vladimir Putin and his campaign in east Ukraine, the Biden administration is poised to allow the shipment of oil from Venezuela into Europe, according to a report by Reuters.