JUICE—Florida Politics' Juicy Read —6.24.2022 — DeSantis Rips Into Andrew Gillum (Video), Warns Budget Opponents — Demings and her Bible — More...

JUICE—Florida Politics' Juicy Read —6.24.2022 — DeSantis Rips Into Andrew Gillum (Video), Warns Budget Opponents — Demings and her Bible — More...

Florida Politics' Daily Political Read

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
June 24, 2022



DeSantis Does Victory Dance Over Gillum’s Stunning Collapse

“If I had not won in 2018, this state would be in a must worse shape, and that’s not even a question,” said Gov Ron DeSantis when asked about Andre Gillum’s arrest.

Gov.DeSantis made his remarks in Broward County Thursday afternoon at a press conference to promote groundbreaking Alzheimer’s Disease treatment.



Gov.DeSantis was on a roll…


DeSantis appears to send out a veiled threat to those Democratic and sole Republican Lawmakers who voted against his “Freedom First” budget.

Rep. Anthony Sabatini was the only Republican to vote against DeSantis’ bill last earlier this year.

DeSantis said that those who opposed the budget “could be held accountable” for their actions.  READ MORE

Surfside Collapse: One Year Later

Families and elected officials will return to the site of the tragic apartment building collapse in Surfside, Florida on Friday. Those expected to attend are Gov. Ron DeSantis, Sens. Rick Scott and Marco Rubio, State Senators Shevrin Jones, Lauren Book, Jason Pizzo, State Rep. Michael Grieco, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cave, and other local officials.

The event will take place at 10 am directly across the street from where the Champlain Towers used to stand.



The Campaign Trail…


Former Brightline Trains Vice President and congressional chief of staff Rusty Roberts just scored the endorsement of the Police Benevolent Association (PBA).

“The voters have, in you, a voice for common-sense, practical and professional leadership for our community in Washington, D.C. We can think of no one more qualified to represent the residents of Central Florida than you, and our members are steadfast in their support of you in this election.”—PBA support for Roberts.

One of Robert’s Republican congressional opponents, businessman Scott Sturgill, has also announced that he recently garnered a big endorsement.

Today, Sturgill announced 18th Judicial Circuit State Attorney Phil Archer has backed his congressional bid.

In the state house race in District 45, Republican Caroline Amesty announced that Flagler County Commission Chair Joe Mullins has endorsed her candidacy.

Marco Rubio-The only reason the Supreme Court building is encircled by armed guards & an 8-foot security fence is because law enforcement expects more pro-abortion violence if Roe v. Wade is overturned

Debbie Wasserman Schultz-Gun extremists on the #SCOTUS just made us all less safe.

Shevrin “Shev” Jones-Today's #SCOTUS ruling is an unfortunate one, considering the current climate when it comes to gun violence in the US, and the still raw feelings from #Uvalde and #Buffalo. Plain and simple, the majority’s decision disregards centuries of practice and recklessly enables violence.

Rep. Angie Nixon-As an older Millennial, I’m embarrassed by tonight’s #verzuz


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"Waltz Supports FY23 Defense Bill" by The Flordian's Daniel Molina --This week, Florida Rep. Michael Waltz (R) issued a statement in support of the FY23 Defense Bill. Waltz, who is the Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness, spoke in favor of the bill, which includes numerous of his priorities.

"DeSantis Responds to Gillum's Indictment and Arrest" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich--FORT LAUDERDALE-- Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis responded to former Florida gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum's recent arrest on federal charges stemming during a press conference at Broward Health Medical Center.

"Kamala Harris & Politicians Around Florida React to Supreme Court Gun Law Decision" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich --In a summer news cycle that has been dominated by the Supreme Court, which is expected to overturn Roe vs. Wade, it is not surprising that the High Court has announced another newsworthy decision. The case involves New York regulations that required an individual to have “proper cause” in order to obtain a concealed carry permit.

"DeSantis Says Opponents of the 'Freedom First' Budget 'Could be Held Accountable'" by The Floridian's Jim McCool -- Ft. Lauderdale, FL -  Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) held a press conference at Broward Health Medical Center where he signed the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Forms of Dementia Education and Public Awareness (SB 806) into law.

"[VIDEO] Demings Recites Bible Scripture but Ridicules Rubio When he Does" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres--Congresswoman and senatorial candidate Val Demings was recently confronted by an unknown individual at a campaign stop in Florida, where he asked her, “Do you know the price of gas in Florida?” Rep. Demings, who rarely responds to media inquiries and ad-hock questioning in public, addressed the question by reciting Bible scripture, something that he has criticized Senator Marco Rubio for doing on Twitter.

"Casey DeSantis Announces 'Continue the Mission' Initiative" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich --First Lady of Florida, Casey DeSantis has announced the launch of a new program known as the “Continue the Mission” initiative.

"Rick Scott Introduces the 'Let's Get to Work Act'; Embodies Former Campaign Slogan" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich --Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) is echoing a familiar slogan yet again. The slogan is “Let’s get to work” and it was Scott’s slogan as he successfully won the governor’s seat in both 2010 and 2014, and it fueled his Senate campaign in 2018.

"NAPO Endorses Rubio for Senate" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Florida Lawmaker Supports Total Abortion Ban if Roe v. Wade is Overturned" by The Floridian's Jim McCool--Roe v. Wade's impending status after the SCOTUS draft opinion leak has left Americans clinging to the edge of their seats. Striking down the landmark federal case would leave the abortion issue to all 50 states. Florida State Rep. Spencer Roach (R-76) says he would support an all-out ban of abortion in Florida.

Carlos Guillermo Smith
Carlos Guillermo Smith

"Progressive Lawmaker Disingenuously Calls DeSantis 'Biggest defender' of Capitol Riot" by The Floridian's Jim McCool--While Democrats are still demanding justice and full accountability over the January 6th Capitol riot in Washington, State Rep. Carlos G. Smith (D-49) has accused Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) of being the, "biggest defender," of the January 6th riots on Capitol Hill.

"Andrew Gillum Indicted on Federal Charges" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Surgeons Challenge 'Brazilian Butt Lift' Restrictions" by News Service of Florida

"Dirty Politics Rears it Head in Central Florida GOP Primary Race" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich-- Americans for the most part have championed the idea of free and fair elections as being most important to our democracy. There was always a kind of respectful attitude to the property of others supporting different political candidates during election cyçles.

"Debbie Mucarsel Powell Endorses Taddeo" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina-- State Senator Annette Taddeo (D) is challenging Florida Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar (R), and as she makes her case for flipping the seat blue, Taddeo has announced that she has received the endorsement from Florida Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (R).

"DeSantis Earns Endorsement from Hispanic Initiative Action Group" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich--In late May, President Joe Biden’s (D) approval rating among Hispanics went dropped 29% in one year and hit the staggering a 26% approval rating. To pour salt in the wound for Florida Democrats, the Latino action group, Libre Initiative announced their endorsement of Governor Ron DeSantis (R) for his reelection.

"Florida Professional Firefighters Endorse Simpson" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Crist Doesn't Market LGBTQ Merchandise to Spanish Speakers" by The Floridian's Jim McCool -- While gubernatorial candidate US Rep. Charlie Crist (D-FL) has preached equality and bashed Gov. DeSantis (R-FL) for being exclusionary to certain demographics, the congressman appears to only market LGBTQ merchandise to English-speaking people on his campaign website.

"Florida Democratic Lawmakers Break Rules, Raise Cash During Legislative Sessions" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres-Florida legislators are prohibited from fundraising during the yearly legislative session, but it appears as if a hand full of Florida Democratic lawmakers forgot about longstanding Rule 15:3, and decided to raise cash anyways.

"Taddeo Corrects Spanish Message Russell Sent" by The Floridian's Daniels Molina

nikki fried
Nikki Fried

"Fried: DeSantis Cabinet Meeting Schedule 'Authoritarian' by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich

"Rubio, Scott Sponsor Bill Aimed at Stopping the Export of Oil to China" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich-Gas prices have stayed stagnant at around 5 dollars over the past week as the nationwide average has dipped 3 cents since the U.S. saw its highest average ever at $5.016. Americans’ checkbooks and wallets have taken a hit as the cost of living has increased significantly due to the rising fuel and oil prices and inflation that has made everyday items such as groceries so much more expensive.

"DeSantis: Colombian Election 'Troubling' for Freedom" by The Floridian's Jim McCool-Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) has been an avid opponent of Socialism in Florida, and around the nation. Now, the governor is calling the results of the Colombian election, "troubling," as the winner of the presidential election is set to become the South American nation's first leftist president.

"Florida GOP to Hold Congressional Primary Debates During Sunshine Summit" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres-The Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) has just announced that they will be holding (4) Republican congressional primary debates during their 2022 Sunshine Summit being held at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida July 22-23.

"30 GOP Lawmakers Qualify Unopposed, is DeSantis Responsible?" by The Floridian's Jim McCool-While Republicans are expected to hold an edge over Democrats in the 2022 midterms, Florida primary races are signaling a unified GOP in races statewide. 30 Republican lawmakers qualified for their primary races unopposed.

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

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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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