JUICE—Florida Politics' Juicy Read —6.16.2022 — Commander-in-Chief Ron DeSantis and his Florida State Guard

JUICE—Florida Politics' Juicy Read —6.16.2022 — Commander-in-Chief Ron DeSantis and his Florida State Guard

Florida Politics' Daily Political Read

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
June 16, 2022


Lock and Load?

Gov. Ron DeSantis has just announced that the Florida State Guard will soon be reporting as ordered. While the state military group will work alongside Florida National Guard troops during state emergencies, will they be allowed to carry firearms? READ MORE

Throw the Book at the Porno Publishers

Combat Veteran and congressional candidate Cory Mills wants to lock up porn pirate publishers who target children with “woke” and sexually explicit books, or other printed materials. READ MORE

Senator Jason Pizzo-FL Senators and Representatives often provide legislative updates to our cities. With less than 10 days before the first anniversary, none have been more significant (for me) than appearing before the @TownSurfside to highlight condo reform has been signed into law. #Surfside

Lauren Book-Deeply honored to receive support from my friends at @equalityfl ! I am proud to be an unwavering ally in the fight for equality so that no Floridian faces discrimination, harassment, or even violence simply for being who they are.

State Senator Tina Polsky-When happened to parental rights? Now the government is telling me I can’t get a vaccine for my toddler in FL. I thought that was the whole point of the parental rights argument? Guess it only applies to books, not life-saving vaccines. Unconscionable, immoral and dangerous.

Wilton Simpson-@JoeBiden your economic ignorance will bring more food supply chain shortages and continue to drive up costs on hard working Floridians. 'Just drive less' is not a policy that gets affordable food from our farms to anyone's table.

Congressman Greg Steube-I am very glad to see the Biden Administration leave the IRGC on the Foreign Terrorist Organizations list, after considering removal. Now @SecBlinken must move forward with Sec. Pompeo’s policy recommendations to advance a more democratic, secular, & nonnuclear Republic of Iran.

Rep. Brian Mast-My provision in WRDA 2022 mandates a note be made in the file of every servicemember who is exposed to toxic algal blooms at Lake O. That way, if they experience health problems, they won’t have to fight to prove it’s connected to their service.


Charlie Crist gubernatorial
Charlie Crist gubernatorial


"Will DeSantis's New Florida State Guard be Armed?" by The Floridan's Javier Manjarres

"Carlos Guillermo Smith Endorses Crist" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Demings Stands Behind DACA as Program Turns 10 Years Old" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—With the border crisis making its way back into headlines, many have called into question Biden Administration immigration policies and the pending status of Title 42. Senatorial candidate US Rep. Val Demings (D-FL) continues to defend DACA just as the program turns 10 years old this week.

"Elon Musk Will Vote Republican First Time Ever in TX; Leans Towards DeSantis in 2024" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—In Texas, Republican Mayra Flores won a special election in district 34 following Rep. Filemon Vela (D-TX) announced his retirement. The long-time Democratic seat had only been held by Republicans once since the redistricting cycle ten years ago, according to The Texan.

"Byron Donalds to President Biden: We Told You So" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—With gas prices spiking at 5 dollars nationally and climbing, inflation rates skyrocketing, and the economy sinking, families across the nation have been cutting corners due to their wallets becoming lighter. Gas, groceries, mortgage payments, restaurant dining; they’ve all gone up in price.

"Mills Wants 'Woke' Publishers who Distribute Pornographic Books to Children to be Criminally Charged" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—During a meeting of the Volusia County Republican Executive Committee this week, combat veteran and Republican congressional candidate Cory Mills addressed the ongoing “indoctrination” by “woke” school boards and districts, calling for criminal charges to be brought up against school book publishers who target minor children.

"Florida Synagogue Sues State Over Abortion Ban" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Florida infamously passed the newest abortion regulation in the last state legislative session, where abortions beyond 15 weeks have been banned. Expectedly, the legislation has received unprecedented backlash from the pro-Choice lobby, but in an ironic twist, the state is now being sued by a Florida synagogue.

"Americans Continue Struggling As a Result of Bidenflation" by Rep. Gus Bilirakis

Webster Says PBA Endorsed him, but Police Union Denies the Endorsement (VIDEO)" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Waltz Introduces Distributed Ledger Technology Act" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"AOC: Juvenile Background Checks in New Bipartisan Gun Legislation Could be Racist" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Yesterday, The Floridian reported on the bipartisan gun legislation that the Senate announced yesterday. The proposal was announced by lawmakers such as Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Sen. Cory Booker (D-NY), Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT), Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), and others.

Sen. Marco Rubio
Sen. Marco Rubio

"Rubio Releases New Ad Attacking Demings for "Abandoning Law Enforcement" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) released a conglomeration of testimonials from individuals in law enforcement criticizing former Orlando Chief of Police and now Rep. Val Demings (D-FL). Then end of the video shows a graphic that states, “Val Demings went to Washington & abandoned Florida Law Enforcement.”

"Miami-Dade GOP Chair Rene Garcia Denounces Proud Boys Accusations" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—The Proud Boys, who have largely been blamed for taking part in extremist demonstrations around the nation, particularly the January 6th Capitol Riot, have voiced their ambition to take over local Republican groups around the country. Now, Miami-Dade GOP Chair Rene Garcia (R-FL) has officially denounced accusations that the group has a stronghold in the Miami-Dade GOP.

"Erick Aguilar Endorsed by Disabled Veterans PAC" by The Floridian's Jim McCool

"Cammack's GOP Primary Opponent Has Criminal History, Not Eligible to Run" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—US Rep. Kat Cammack (R-FL) has made quite the name for herself among the ranks of national Republicans. However, Cammack is facing a primary challenger, Manuel Asensio, who does not appear to actually be eligible to run for office in Florida's 3rd congressional district.

"Democrats Say Senate GOP Gun Proposal 'Just the Beginning' of a Broader Gun Control Push" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Appearing on “MSNBC Live with Alex Witt” this past weekend, Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz praised the 10 Senate Republicans who offered up a gun violence compromise, but at the same time warned that gun rights “extremists” would now target them and the entire U.S. Congress for doing so, adding that the proposal was “just the beginning” to stricter gun control.

"Taddeo Endorses Crist for Governor" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—After announcing she would no longer challenge Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) and would instead challenge Florida Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar (R) in a congressional race, Florida state Senator Annette Taddeo (D) is not finished with the Democratic gubernatorial primary race.

"Rick Scott Releases National Ad Calling for Biden to Resign" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—On May 10th, The Floridian wrote an article about how Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) called President Joe Biden (D) “Incoherent, Incapacitated, and Confused.” Jim McCool, the main author of the article, reported that Washington was abuzz after Rick Scott said that “The most effective thing Joe Biden can do to solve the inflation crisis he created is resign.

"Senators Announce Bipartisan Gun Proposal That Excludes Assault Weapon Ban" by The Floridian's —Sunday, members of the Senate announced a bipartisan agreement on gun legislation. The proposal was announced by lawmakers such as Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Sen. Cory Booker (D-NY), Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT), Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), and others.

Anthony Sabatini
Anthony Sabatini/ The Floridian

"Sabatini Lies About Trump, GOP Opponent Mills for Political Gain (VIDEO)" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Veterans Coalition Supports Simpson" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Rubio Comments on Shangri-la Dialogue Summit" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Over the weekend, Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R) was critical of the Indo-Pacific defense summit, the Shangri-La Dialogue.

"Conservatives Angered by George Soros Group Acquiring Miami's Radio Mambi" by The Floridian' Daniel Molina—The acquisition of Radio Mambi by individuals with links to the Democratic party has sent shockwaves across the Republican party and Hispanic communities. A number of conservative lawmakers have criticized the LMN deal, blaming George Soros for the acquisition.

"Jared Moskowitz Calls Florida the 'Model' of Gun Control" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—In Parkland, Florida last weekend, gun control advocates attended a March For Our Lives rally to protest for stricter gun laws in the state. However, Democratic congressional candidate Jared Moskowitz (D-FL) referred to Florida as, "the model," for gun control.

"Democrats, Gun Control Activists Rally In Parkland to Shine Light On Recent Mass Shootings" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Parkland, Florida— Hundreds of gun control advocates and supporters, and a handful of elected officials, descended upon Pine Trail Park to attend the March for Your Lives rally to bring awareness to the recent string of mass shootings that took place in Uvalde, Texas and Buffalo, New York.


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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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