JUICE—Florida Politics' Juicy Read —7.14.2022 — Trump Ices 2024 Republican Hopefuls — Rare DC Sightings— More...

JUICE—Florida Politics' Juicy Read —7.14.2022 — Trump Ices 2024 Republican Hopefuls — Rare DC Sightings— More...

Florida Politics' Daily Political Read

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
July 14, 2022



They Don't all Show up for Work in Washington

SHOCKING— In Washington this week, there has been rare sightings of Democratic Reps. Frederica Wilson and Al Lawson in the Capitol.

Wearing her trademark black Cowboy sombrero (hat), Rep. Wilson appeared to have thrown out her proxy voting card and actually showed up for work. The same with Rep. Lawson, who is said to have been recovering from back surgery and has not been in Washington to vote in over a year.

Interestingly enough, Rep. Charlie Crist, who has also been chided by Republicans for not showing up to vote, was not seen during Wednesday’s votes and may have dialed it in, again.

Rep. Crist makes sporadic trips to Washington, and his office is still all but shut down because of the COVID pandemic. Yup, the office is still closed down. For precautionary purposes, of course.

There was also another rare sighting. No, it wasn’t Bigfoot, but it was someone that shares a similar height advantage over most lawmakers.

Rep. Byron Donalds, who, unlike Reps. Crist, Lawson, and Wilson, is always in attendance. Believe it or not, some fellow Republican legislators refer to Donalds as “Big and Beautiful.”

Yes, that is what Rep. Jodey Arrington called Donalds outside of the House floor this week.

We heard it, so we are putting it out there.


More Sightings…

Our amigo, former Rep. Kendrick Meek (D), was in the Capitol as well as State Rep. Dan Daley, for the unveiling of the new Dr. Mary McCleod Bethune statue in Statuary Hall.

Wait, we can’t forget to mention that “Shev,” aka State Senator Shevrin Jones was also in Washington.


What’s not a rare sighting…

Those annoying metal detectors that Speaker Nancy Pelosi put in place to enter the House floor because several pro-gun members of the Republican Party, are still there.

Blame Reps. Lauren Boebert, Matt Gaetz, Marjorie Taylor Greene, and a handful of ‘Yosemite Sam’ type legislators.

It’s paranoia on Speaker Pelosi’s part. Even the Capitol Police who have to wand you down as you pass through the metal detectors are fed up with them.

One police officer said that he can't wait for Republicans to win back the House so that the metal detectors get removed.



President Donald Trump is without question the Republican Kingmaker. Just about everyone he endorses wins their respective race.

But while President Trump is framing the U.S. Congress to his liking, everyone is wondering when he's going to pull the trigger and announce he run for reelection.

Trump has put the potential slate of 2024 GOP presidential hopefuls on ice. No one is doing anything until Trump makes his decision to run or not to run. READ MORE

The Campaign Trails…

State Rep. Anthony Sabatini, who is running for Congress, announced on Twitter that he was announcing a “huge endorsement” this week.

State Rep. Elizabeth Fetterhoff, who is in a bitter primary race with Rep.Webster Barnaby for State House Seat 29, has announced that the VBIA, Volusia Building Industry Association's immediate past President Frank Severino, and now current President Amy Haworth, and Builder Director Alison Root, as well as the Volusia Building Industry Association, have proudly endorsed State her.  Dr. Frank Reed of Volusia County has also endorsed Rep. Fetterhoff.

Senate Minority Leader Lauren Book has been endorsed by the Broward County Dolphin Democrats.


‘Big and Beautiful’ and Hungry

It almost made me throw up a little in my mouth to hear Rep. Donald be called “Big and Beautiful’ this week.

Because of all of the ‘Taco Talk’ that has been going on this week, we ask Senor ‘Big and Beautiful’ about First Lady Jill Biden’s equating of Hispanics to “Breakfast Tacos,” and not only did Donald rip the First Lady for making such a dumb statement, that took off running to find himself a bite to eat. READ MORE


Marco Rubio-The Democrat party is dominated by “progressive” donors & activists who support an open border but don’t have to deal with the consequences in their expensive suburbs & trendy neighborhoods

Rep. Val Demings-I just voted to help our law enforcement officers alert community members of an active shooter. We have the technology and resources to keep people safe, let’s use them efficiently.

Byron Donalds
Byron Donalds

"Trump's Potential Presidential Announcement Keeps 2024 Republicans on ice," by The Floridian's Jim McCool—

"Donalds Say Republicans Could not get Away With Making 'Breakfast Tacos' Remark," by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Rick Scott: Biden 'Broke promise' to Not Raise Taxes," by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Two years ago, then-presidential candidate Biden promised his tax plan and fiscal agenda would not raise taxes on Americans making under $400,ooo per year. Today, US Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) is asserting that the president has officially broken this promise.

"Rubio Calls for U.S. to Support Cuban Freedom Following 1 Year Anniversary of Demonstrations," by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—After one year of Cubans demonstrating in the streets demanding freedom and economic resolve, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) released a statement regarding the anniversary of the event. Within the Rubio press release, the Florida Senator calls out the Biden administration for watching “this oppression play out” and calls upon the U.S. Government to “act to keep the spirit of the courageous 11J (11th of July) protestors alive.”

"DeSantis: California is a 'Woke Tyranny,'" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) is now engaging in a war of words with California Governor Gavin Newsom (D). Gov. DeSantis's latest comments come after Governor Newsom ran an anti-DeSantis advertisement in Florida last week. In a message to supporters, DeSantis declared that Florida has answered the call to be the "freest" state in the country while trying to be the antithesis of California, a "woke tyranny."

Kat Cammack
Kat Cammack

"Florida Rep. Kat Cammack Receives Flurry of Endorsements," by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich

"Lake County Supervisor of Elections Alan Hays Accused of 'Illegal Electioneering,'" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Former Republican State Senator and Lake County Supervisor of Elections Alan Hays is being accused of overstepping his authority and expressing biased support for Rep. Daniel Webster over his Republican congressional opponent, Conservative Journalist Laura Loomer.

"DeSantis Spokeswoman Backs Parent Who Challenged School Board Over 'Pornographic' Books," by The Floridian's Jim McCool—The Clay County School District has come under national scrutiny for silencing a concerned parent over his concerns about the district allowing children to read sexually charged and "pornographic" books in school.

"Protections Extended for Venezuelans in U.S.," by News Service of Florida

"Anna Paulina Luna Says 'Breakfast Tacos' Comment Will Lead to 'Latin Exit' From Democratic Party," by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Republican lawmakers and candidates for elected office are sounding the alarm on the recent "Breakfast Tacos" comment First Lady Dr. Jill Biden (D) made at a rally. While giving a speech in San Antonio, Texas, Dr. Biden said that attendees are "as unique as... breakfast tacos." The comment has angered Latino groups and Republicans like Anna Paulina Luna, who argue that it could lead to a "Latin-Exit of the DNC this November."

"Joe Biden Continues Struggling With Hispanics, or 'Breakfast Tacos,'" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—First Lady of United States, Dr. Jill Biden, has been chastised by those in the media, specifically Hispanic media, for mentioning and equivocating the Latino community to “breakfast tacos” in San Antonio. This incident has garnered a lot of attention from conservatives as well; Marco Rubio changed his profile picture on Twitter to a taco in response:

"Biden pays Chinese-backed school $50 million to house illegals," by The Floridian's Michelle Rosenberg—First Lady of United States, Dr. Jill Biden, has been chastised by those in the media, specifically Hispanic media, for mentioning and equivocating the Latino community to “breakfast tacos” in San Antonio. This incident has garnered a lot of attention from conservatives as well; Marco Rubio changed his profile picture on Twitter to a taco in response:

Charlie Crist for Governor
Charlie Crist for Governor

"Charlie Crist Says 'Cuba Should be Free.'" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Team DeSantis: 'Brandon Fails... DeSantis Leads,'" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried (D) and Florida Rep. Charlie Crist (D) continue to amass support as they inch closer to the August 23rd primary. While both candidates have sharply rejected the DeSantis administration, Governor DeSantis has remained largely mum over his Democratic rivals.

"Lauren Book Launches Explosive Reelection Ad," The Floridian's Jim McCool

"Marco Rubio Endorses Jimmy Patronis' Reelection Bid," by The Floridian's Jim McCool—"Jimmy Patronis is a dedicated public servant who is committed to putting more money back in the pockets of Floridians," said Senator Rubio, "He took on the challenges our state faced during the pandemic, working to reopen Florida safely to keep our economy moving. Jimmy is a strong advocate for Florida's first responders and is dedicated to keeping our communities safe. I’m proud to call Jimmy a friend and endorse his re-election as Florida's CFO!"

"Pruden Says Moskowitz 'Unsuitable' for Congress After Hillary Clinton Endorsement," by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—In Florida’s Congressional District 23, Republican candidate James (“Jim”) Pruden reacted to the recent Hillary Clinton endorsement of Democratic congressional candidate Jared Moskowitz, who Pruden expects to be his ultimate contender in the 2022 general election.

rhonda rebman lopez

"Police Benevolent Society Endorses Rhonda Rebman Lopez," by The Floridian's Jim McCool

"Murphy: Trump Breached 'Democratic Will of' Americans," by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D) is set to co-lead the next hearing in the January 6th investigation. Ahead of the next hearing, Rep. Murphy took part in an interview with NBC's Chuck Todd on "Meet the Press" to discuss the future of the investigation, arguing that President Donald Trump (R) was going against "the democratic will of the people."

"Rubio Says 'Pelosi Puppet' Val Demings Will 'Follow the line' in Voting," by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D) is set to co-lead the next hearing in the January 6th investigation. Ahead of the next hearing, Rep. Murphy took part in an interview with MSNBC's Chuck Todd to "Meet the Press" o discuss the future of the investigation, arguing that President Donald Trump (R) was going against "the democratic will of the people."

"Val Demings, Democrats Continue Blaming Inflation on Corporate Price Gouging," by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—With Florida Rep. Val Demings (D) attributing inflation to corporate price gouging, Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R) continues to warn that Demings and the Democratic Party have been detrimental to the United States' growth. In an interview with News4Jax over the weekend, Senator Rubio criticized Demings' voting record as one that will "follow the line with the most radical elements."

"Ex-trans Teen Supports FL Ban of Medicaid Funds for Transgender Medical Treatment," by The Floridian's Jim McCool—The prevalence of transgenderism among children has forced the policy debate on services like Medicaid to consider what must be done in regard to gender reassignment treatments. Making waves in the news is a Californian ex-transgender teenager who opposes Medicaid funds for transgender medical interventions.

"Biden Signs Executive Order Protecting Abortion, Fried Capitalizes on the Announcement," by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Just weeks following the Supreme Court’s monumental reversal of Roe v. Wade, President Joe Biden (D) has signed an executive order which makes it easier for women to receive abortion pills. President Biden also strengthened protections for birth control under the ObamaCare umbrella and provided an “army of pro bono lawyers to help defend people criminally charged for providing the procedure” according to Alice Miranda Ollstein, from Politico. Florida gubernatorial candidate and current Commissioner of Agriculture, Nikki Fried (D-FL) released a statement on Twitter following the executive order:

"Demings Campaigns With Far-Left FL State Lawmaker Eskamani," by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—After two terms as Florida’s District 10 representative, Rep. Val Demings (D-FL) is running for the U.S. Senate against the incumbent, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL). However, she isn’t running as “Rep. Demings,” she’s running as “Chief Demings” more than 10 years removed from the position she held in the Orlando Police Department. Moreover, Demings has started campaigning with Anna Eskamani (D-FL), described by the Rubio camp as “the most radical Democrat in the Florida state legislature.”

Ron DeSantis
Ron DeSantis

"DeSantis Skewers Progressive Newsom Over his 'Terrible Governance' [VIDEO]," by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has responded to California Gov. Gavin Newsom's attack ad where the Progressive said, "Freedom is under attack in your state."

"Wasserman-Schultz: Abe 'a True Friend to America,'" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Former Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe died after he was shot while giving an election campaign speech. Lawmakers from across the aisle including Florida Senator Rick Scott (R) and Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D) have expressed their condolences, calling him "a true friend to America."

"Cory Mills Scores Coveted Endorsement of Rep. Mayra Flores," by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Combat veteran and Republican congressional candidate Cory Mills

has just scored one of the most sought-after endorsements in the nation—Rep. Mayra Flores.

"Florida Now Observes 'Victims of Communism Day,'" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) has made fighting Marxist ideology a priority in his gubernatorial agenda. Now, Gov. DeSantis has officially declared November 7th, "Victims of Communism Day," in the state of Florida.

"Biden Sends 5 Million Barrels of Oil Overseas; FL Politicians React," by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—According to AAA, Gas prices have dipped around 15 cents across the country in the past month but are still about $1.59 higher than a year ago. Conservatives around the country have been a constant reminder to the Biden administration about this issue. Moreover, Reuters shared a report stating that the Biden administration sent a large amount...

"Rubio: Demings ‘a Rubber Stamp for Liberal Agenda,'" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—During an interview on the Brian Rust Show, Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R) ch

ided Florida Rep. Val Demings (D), calling her “a rubber stamp for liberal agenda.

"Corcoran Endorses Simpson for Agriculture Commissioner," by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Senate President Wilton Simpson (R) has scored anothe

r support in Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran (R). Corcoran, who called Simpson a person who ‘delivers,’ recently stepped down as Education Commissioner and was replaced by state Senator Manny Diaz, Jr. (R).

"Crist Hopeful of Dems Future ‘Polling,'" by The Floridian's-In recent months, Democrats have faced waning support. With reports of voters registering as Republicans and the Biden administration facing a low approval rating, calls of a “red wave” approaching have dominated media circuits. However, given recent events, Florida Rep. Charlie Crist (D) is calling for Democrats to remain hopeful, assuring that “polling a week from now” could be different.

"US Army Drops Over 60K Soldiers over Vaccination Status," by The Floridian's Jim McCool—The United States Army has reportedly kicked out over 60 thousand unvaccinated National Guard and Reserve soldiers, which takes away their pay and other benefits. Veteran and US Rep. Michael Waltz (R-FL) has since condemned the military for their decision.


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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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