JUICE—Florida Politics' Juicy Read —9.20.2022 — DeSantis's Immigration Flights Explained — Special Interests Have Special Interest in Florida— More...

JUICE—Florida Politics' Juicy Read —9.20.2022 — DeSantis's Immigration Flights Explained — Special Interests Have Special Interest in Florida— More...

Florida's Daily Political Read

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
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September 20, 2022

 

Adios Amigos! Viaje Bien.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s office has given context to the recent flying of illegal immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard, saying that all of the immigrants flown were given the option to do and given food and housing prior to agreeing to be sent north. DeSantis's immigration policy appears to be legal.

"These were homeless people that were in a rough situation and undoubtedly had their circumstance improved," said the DeSantis officials. "In fact, several have already communicated their thanks for the opportunity to go to the sanctuary state."

Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith (D), a Progressive state legislator from Orlando that has been at odds with Gov. DeSantis, is calling the Governor a “heartless bully” that believes those crossing the U.S. southern border illegally are “illegal aliens.”

According to the U.S. code, Rep. Smith is right.

An illegal alien…is any alien (1) whose most recent entry into the United States was without inspection, or (2) whose most recent admission to the United States was as a nonimmigrant and—(A) whose period of authorized stay as a nonimmigrant expired, or (B) whose unlawful status was known to the Government, before the date of the commission of the crime for which the alien is convicted.

—United States Code, Title 8, §1365(b)

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Rallying Against DeSantis

Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried is spearheading a rally against Gov. DeSantis in Miami today to protest his flying of illegal immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard.

Commissioner Fried will be joined by State Rep. Dotie Joseph and several other Haitian, Colombian and Venezuelan activists from various local groups.

The event will take place in the City of Doral at 5:30pm

· Nikki Fried, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture

· Dotie Joseph, Florida State House Representative

· Adelys Ferro, Director of Venezuelan-American Caucus

· Marleine Bastien, Haitian Leader and Executive Director of the Family Action Network Movement Action

· Liz Alarcón, Venezuelan Leader and Executive Director of Project Pulso

· Gina Romero, Colombian Leader and Florida Rising

WHAT: Rally and Press Conference

WHEN: Tuesday, Sept 20, 2022 at 5:30pm

WHERE: Downtown Doral Park, 8395 NW 53rd St, Doral, FL 33166

 

Special Interests Take Special Interest in Florida

Just about every elected official and candidate for elected office is helped out financially by someone with a fiduciary interest in seeing them win their respective races.

Gov. DeSantis has raised big campaign cash from Florida businesses and outside groups vested in his governorship, but so has Rep. Charlie Crist over the years.

When Crist says that DeSantis is bought and paid for by “special interest” cash, that is the political pot calling the political kettle black. READ MORE

 

Squeezers

Ron DeSantis-Biden declared the pandemic is over. So, when will he let those discharged from the military due to vax mandates return to protecting our country?

Charlie Crist-Ron DeSantis thinks using millions in taxpayer dollars to run a state sponsored human trafficking scheme is a good way to spend Floridians money. Remember that on November 8th.

Jimmy Patronis-The chattering class was giddy over how the Left may avoid catastrophic midterm losses by changing the narrative... Well guess who just made the border crisis front-and-center?

AG Ashley Moody-I am joining attorneys general from across the nation urging the FCC to strengthen federal rules to ensure gateway providers are doing everything they can to protect Americans from unlawful robocalls.

Nikki Fried-Thank you @BexarCoSheriff for opening a criminal investigation into @GovRonDeSantis ’ political human trafficking.

 

Marco Rubio
Marco Rubio

"Rubio Questions USAID About Wuhan Practices" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Texas Authorities Open Criminal Investigation into DeSantis" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"30+ GOP Senators Call for Special Counsel Investigation into Hunter Biden" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—On Monday, over 30 Senate Republicans called for the investigation of President Joe Biden’s (D) son, Hunter Biden, due to his documented nefarious actions including alleged felonious offenses. The GOP members, including Florida’s Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL), wrote Attorney General Merrick Garland asserting that U.S. Attorney David Weiss be given “special counsel protections and authorities to conduct the investigation into Hunter Biden.”

"New DeSantis ad Tackles Illegal Immigration" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—A new advertisement supporting the reelection effort of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) has been released. The advertisement titled Protecting Florida discusses the issue of illegal immigration.

"Salazar Calls Biden Hypocrite on Immigration" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar (R) has issued a letter to President Joe Biden (D), calling him a hypocrite on the issue of immigration. The Florida Republican alleged that the president is “pointing fingers at others on immigration,” adding that Biden has not provided any solutions.

"DeSantis fed and Housed Homeless Illegal Immigrants Before Flying Them to Martha's Vineyard" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—New details surrounding Gov. DeSantis' moving of 50 illegal immigrants to Martha's Vineyard continue to emerge. Democrats nationwide furiously allege DeSantis engaged in "human trafficking" and "kidnapping" of these migrants, and, as we reported earlier, Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA) sought to press charges against the Florida Governor. The DeSantis administration denies these accusations and has provided some context to the decision that refutes Democratic talking points.

"Vicki Lopez Endorsed by Coral Gables Mayor Lago" by The Floridian's Jim McCool

"Cammack Claims Gov. Newsom is "Jealous" of DeSantis While Discussing Border Crisis" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—Governor Ron DeSantis's decision to send 50 illegal immigrants to Martha's Vineyard last week continues to stir up emotions. Monday morning, Congresswoman Kat Cammack (R-FL-3) tweeted her segment on Fox News' Faulkner Focus discussing the fallout of the move, specifically how California Governor Gavin Newsom sought to press kidnapping charges against DeSantis. Rep. Cammack points out that Newsom seems to be focused more on getting back at DeSantis than he is on fixing California's myriad of problems.

"DeSantis Opponent Charlie Crist Loaded up With 'Special Interest' Cash" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

Left vs Right: The Congressional Race Between Progressive Eric Lynn and Conservative Anna Paulina Luna" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—The congressional contest between Air Force Veteran Anna Paulina Luna and former President Barack Obama advisor Eric Lynn (pictured) will be one of the most closely-watched races in the country, and will arguably become one of the most ideologically-driven races of the year.

"PART 2: Exclusive Interview With Montez Clark Concerning BLM, CRT, and More" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—As the general election draws nearer and nearer, Americans are starting to pay more and more attention to their local races and how they are going to use their vote at the ballot box this year. That is why we sat down with Dr. Drew Montez Clark (R), the District 20 Republican congressional nominee challenging incumbent Rep. Shelia Cherfilus-McCormick (D-FL) in November.

"Crist Urges DeSantis to Apologize Over Anti-Semitic ad" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) released an advertisement titled "Results," which has received criticism over the appearance of Pastor Larry Jinks of the First Baptist Church of St. James City, Florida. In the advertisement, Jinks praises DeSantis for protecting the right of religious congregation, but Jinks’ appearance in the advertisements has drawn controversy over the anti-semitic views that he’s shared in the past.

"Rubio Says Democrats Will 'Destroy the Country'" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Over the weekend, Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R) held a campaign rally in Melbourne, Florida. In the rally, Rubio discussed the upcoming race, his time in the Senate, and Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey also praised Senator Rubio’s efforts in office. In speaking about Democrats in the upcoming midterm election, Senator Rubio said that “they will destroy the country.”

Governor Ron DeSantis
Governor Ron DeSantis

"DeSantis Criticizes Newsom's 'Brain Function'" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"DeSantis Breaks Fundraising Record While Crist Raises $20 Million in Just Over one Month" by The Floridian's Mateo Guillamont

"Crist Contradicts VP Harris Regarding Border Crisis" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Just as Vice President Kamala Harris asserted that there was not an illegal immigration border crisis along the U.S. southern border, Rep. Charlie Crist, who is running for Governor of Florida, contracted the Vice President during a recent interview on CNN.

"DeSantis's Criticism of Rogue Media Outlets is Nothing New" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—President Donald Trump broke the mold when it comes to pushing back against rogue media outlets and reporters who tend to keep a progressive slant in their reporting. But while President Trump has famously taken on the media when he first ran for office in 2015, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was also taking shots at “Legacy media” outlets.

"Marco Rubio, Rick Scott Stand Behind Florida Sugar Industry" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Amid changes to the United States' sugar policy at the national level, the sugar industry has sat on the sidelines and waited for changes that could potentially change the landscape of the industry. In a penned letter to the US Department of Agriculture, US Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Rick Scott (R-FL) defended Florida's sugar industry.

"Texas Sends Busloads of Illegal Immigrants to VP Harris’ Washington Domicile" by The Floridian's Mateo Guillamont

"Mast Aims to Stop Sending Taxpayer Dollars to Anti-Israel Education" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is historically a very complex issue. For many Americans, Israel is a beacon of hope in the hostile Middle East. For other Americans, there are not the same shared emotions for the Israelis, and some even support the Palestinians. However, Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL) is looking to stop sending American tax dollars to the Palestinians and their anti-Israel agenda.

"DeSantis Team Slams ‘Dividin’ Biden’" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ (R) team continues to direct criticism at President Joe Biden (D), saying he’s “on a warpath against conservatives.” Gov. DeSantis finds himself embroiled in controversy this week after sending undocumented immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard, home to many influential figures including the Obamas. Gov. DeSantis, calling Biden ‘Dividin’ Biden,’ further ties Crist to Biden as Florida gears up for the November election.

"Salazar Leads Passage of Trafficking Abuse Victims" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—This week, the House passed the Senate version of a bill that would help child sex trafficking abuse victims. Florida Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar (R) and Philadelphia Rep. Deborah Ross (D) led the bipartisan legislation, which also included California Rep. Eric Swalwell (D) and Pennsylvania Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (R).

"Rubio, Scott Look to Strengthen Sentences for Fentanyl Dealers" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Within the past month, The Floridian has done multiple stories on the introduction of fentanyl to American society and the effects that it has had.

"Rick Scott Comments on Troublesome August Inflation Report" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich

Education
Education

"Florida Leads: Sunshine State Nationally Recognized for Economic and Educational Achievements" by The Floridian's Mateo Guillamont

"DeSantis Sends Illegal Immigrants to Martha's Vineyard, but Biden Deports More" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich

"Byron Donalds Introduces the COBALT Act" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich

"Hernandez-Matz Calls Gaetz a 'sex Predator,' but Forgets she Backed a Convicted Pedophile" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Rubio ad Calls Demings ‘Dangerously Liberal’ by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—The Rubio campaign has released a new advertisement against Florida Rep. Val Demings (D). In the advertisement, voters are warned that Demings is “dangerously liberal.”

Ron DeSantis/ Jeanette Nunez
Ron DeSantis/ Jeanette Nunez

The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Rep. Charlie Crist (D) has released a new advertisement, taking political digs at Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R). The new advertisement, exemplifying how Crist is ‘fed up’ with DeSantis, calls the Governor “divisive.”

"Lawmakers Question Biden Over Marti News Cuts" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Karla Hernandez-Mats Jokingly Compares Special Education Students to State Legislature" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich

Everglades Trust Issues Congressional Endorsements" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—The Everglades Trust, the influential non-profit advocacy group set up by community leaders and businesses to help protect the Everglades, has issued its 2022 midterm election congressional endorsements.

"Crist Says DeSantis Doesn't Want to Debate him" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Rubio Team Slams Demings and Inflation Reduction Act" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—President Joe Biden (D) celebrated the Inflation Reduction Act this week, but a gaffe in the timing of reporting has gained the president criticism from lawmakers and political pundits alike.

"Stephanie Murphy Calls on DeSantis to Distribute Funds Granted to FL" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—In the last few months of Rep. Stephanie Murphy’s (D-FL) tenure (she is not seeking reelection), the Florida Congresswoman is calling on Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) to distribute the funds that were appropriated to the Sunshine State in President Joe Biden’s (D) American Rescue Plan Act last year. According to the Murphy team, the Governor has only just started to distribute the $35 million given.

"Crist Asserts Bodily Autonomy for Abortion, Yet Also Supports Vaccine Passports" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—Democratic candidate for Governor Charlie Crist continues to differentiate himself from Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) on just about every issue. The former Conservative Republican has reinvented himself into a Progressive Democrat.

"Rick Scott Cosigns School Choice Resolution" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich

"Nunez Tells "Radical Puppet" Crist His "Pandering" to Latinos Won't Work" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—In the 2022 midterms, as is with every election, candidates are seeking to gain the support of key voting demographics. There is outreach, and then there is pandering. Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nunez (R-FL) says Democratic candidate for Governor Charlie Crist is performing the latter in seeking the support of Latinos in an appearance on Newsmax's National Report.

"New Poll: Nearly 50% of Seniors Oppose Inflation Reduction Act" by The Floridian's Jim McCool

"Ron DeSantis : Florida's Political Messiah" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Crist Compares Himself to Jesus Battling "DeSatan" in Campaign Speech" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—The rhetoric employed by Democratic nominee for Governor Charlie Crist (D) continues to attract attention. In August, he called Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) a fascist whose supporters have "hate in their hearts." In September, he said he is "so damn proud" of President Biden's infamous speech calling "MAGA Republicans" enemies of democracy.

"Taddeo's Anti-Socialism Position Suspect Due to Business Ties to Goldman-Sachs" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—In Florida's Congressional District 27, State Senator Annette Taddeo (D) is hoping to unseat Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar (R) and regain the seat Democrats lost in 2020. Sen. Taddeo is running as a moderate Democrat opposed to socialism and communism. However, Taddeo's LanguageSpeak, Inc., a business which provides translation services for other businesses, has a client in Goldman Sachs, who infused billions of dollars into Venezuela's government.

"Florida Abortion Clinic Fights Fine Over Waiting Period" by News Service of Florida

"Karla Hernandez-Mats Calls DeSantis a "Dictator" in Online Ad" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—On Friday, The Floridian detailed a Spanish-language radio ad by Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) targeting Karla Hernandez-Mats, Charlie Crist's nominee for Lt. Governor in the upcoming election. Sunday evening, Mats retaliated with an online ad of her ow

n, calling DeSantis a "dictator."

"FL Lawmakers Spread $175 Million Across the State" by News Service of Florida

Top Florida Hospital System to Perform Genital Surgery on Minor Transgender Children" by The Floridian's Michelle Rosenberg

"Progressive FL Lawmaker 'Bullies Parents' For Supporting DeSantis's 'Parental Rights in Education' Law" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Republican State House nominee Susan Plasencia could be on the verge of pulling off one of the biggest upsets in Florida politics this midterm election cycle by defeating arguably the most Progressive state lawmaker, Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith (D).

"Florida TV Station Violates DeSantis's COVID Vaccination Executive Order" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—The highly-anticipated debate between State House candidate Bonnie Jackson (R) and State Rep. Anna Eskamani (D) at the WESH-2 studios in Orlando was canceled after the TV station refused Jackson entry for not providing COVI

D-19 vaccination information.

"Charlie Crist Called out on National Television by ABC Host for Past Political Views" by The Floridian's Mateo Guillamont—Speaking to ABC’s Ana Navarro on The View, Rep. Charlie Crist was questioned regarding his tendency to flip-flop on crucial, hot-button policy issues.

"FL Legislators Call Out Mexico for Dirty Trade Practices" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Alongside the Simplifying Grants Act, which was announced Thursday, Senators Marco Rubio and Rick Scott Tandem made another joint announcement, this time petitioning U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai to “initiate a Section 301 investigation of fruit and vegetable imports from Mexico, and to secure trade relief for Florida growers.”

"Rubio Concerned by Rays' Donation to Clinic Giving Puberty Blockers to Minors" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich

"Scott, Rubio Introduce the Simplifying Grants Act" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—A multitude of Republicans i

n the U.S. Senate, including Florida’s very own Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) have come together to introduce a bill looking to make life easier for local governments who are attempting to apply for federal grants.

"DeSantis Releases Spanish-Language Ad Targeting Karla Hernandez Mats" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—With the 2022 midterm elections less than two months away, candidates are ramping up their offensives against one another. On Tuesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) released a Spanish-language radio ad targeting his rival Charlie Crist's (D) pick for Lt. Governor, Karla Hernandez-Mats.

"Bilirakis: Democrats' Reckless Spending to Blame for Poor Economy" by Rep. Gus Bilirakis—I hav

e spent the last several weeks meeting with constituents and visiting countless small businesses in our community. The message I’m getting loud and clear is that our neighbors and businesses are hurting. Inflation is raging causing the price of gas and groceries to skyrocket. People simply can’t keep pace, and they need help, especially those who are on fixed incomes, like our seniors. And, everyone knows that the source of their pain is reckless government spending.

 

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

 

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 [email protected]

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