JUICE—Florida Politics' Juicy Read —12.23.2022 — Merry Christmas. Now, Shut Down the Fed — RNC Fight Comes to Florida— Scott, Rubio—More...

JUICE—Florida Politics' Juicy Read —12.23.2022 — Merry Christmas. Now, Shut Down the Fed — RNC Fight Comes to Florida— Scott, Rubio—More...

Florida's Daily Political Read

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
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December 23, 2022

 

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Merry Christmas! Now Let’s Shutdown the Federal Government.

 

That’s what Florida Rep. Byron Donalds called for because of the Biden administration’s lack of effort or refusal to do anything about the border crisis. A government shutdown.

Fentanyl continues to stream across the border and more and more Americans are dying because of it.

The inflated Omnibus spending bill has passed in the Senate, so the government is funded and everyone has gone home for Christmas.

Bah Humbug! READ MORE

With that said, from the staff of The Floridian, Merry Christmas to everyone, and a Happy New Year.

The Ominous Omnibus Spending Bill

Once again, congressional Democrats and Republicans were split on an issue.

No news to report on this front other than Republicans are pointing to the Democrat spending bill that allocated millions of dollars to aid countries like Lebanon and Oman.

Huh? What? Que?

Yes, the ominous omnibus spending bill that just passed goes to protect the borders of several Middle East nations and hardly does anything to protect the U.S. border.

Rep. Matt Gaetz had something to say about this. READ MORE

Squeezers

Debbie Wasserman Schultz-The Bipartisan #SaferCommunities Act will saves lives, and when @POTUS signed it into law in 2022, it was a major breakthrough in Democrats' efforts to end gun violence. I'll fight with allies like @GiffordsCourage for even safer communities in 2023.

Congresswoman Kat Cammack-The smarter thing to do would be to pass a short-term CR and then revisit a conservative solution in January. Instead, we're passing the buck to the American people with an extreme price tag.

Rep. Lois Frankel-Our second big win of 2022: in June, Congress passed the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act—a meaningful win in the fight to keep our children safe from the horrors of gun violence and keep guns out of the hands of people who pose a threat to themselves and others.

Anna Paulina Luna-Zelensky is claiming that in banning this (Russian Orthodox churches), he’ll somehow impact Russian support in his country. This is false. These people are worshiping God… not Russia. Stop making excuses for his anti-Christian actions.

Senator Rick Scott
Senator Rick Scott

"Rick Scott Advocates for BUILD Border Wall Act" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—Florida Republicans continue to be amongst the most vocal advocates in support of border security. Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) spoke on the Senate floor in favor of Sen. Joni Ernst's (R-IA) BUILD Act, which would allow states to request material with which to build a border wall, and the federal government must oblige. Senate Democrats, however, block the Act.

"Scott and Rubio Vote Against Omnibus Spending Bill" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—During the 2016 presidential election primary season, many Republicans used Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R-FL) involvement with the immigration reform “Gang of Eight” bill as an indication that the Senator was a RINO (Republican In Name Only). When Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) was Governor of Florida following the tragic Parkland school shooting, people accused him of being a RINO as well for his signage of the bill that raised the minimum age to buy a firearm from 18 to 21.

"Matt Gaetz Bashes the $1.7 Trillion Spending Bill for Funding Muslim Countries" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—On Thursday, the Senate approved the $1.7 trillion omnibus bill which will fund the government until the end of September of 2023. The 4,000-page bill was approved with a 68-29 vote with 29 Republicans objecting. The Republican coalition of 18 votes was spearheaded by Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY). On his podcast Firebrand, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) interviewed Rep. Dan Bishop (R-NC) about the omnibus bill.

"Conservative Harmeet Dhillon Positioned to Pull off Major RNC Election Upset" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—The Republican National Committee (RNC) in January will vote for a new chairman or reelect incumbent Chairwoman Ronna McDaniels, but at what cost as a deep divide continues to grow between grassroots conservatives that support Committeewoman Harmeet Dhillon and those establishment-type that back McDaniels.

"Byron Donalds Calls for Government Shutdown Amid Border Crisis Inaction" by The Floridian's Jim McCool

Maria elvira salazar
Maria Elvira Salazar

"Salazar Condemns Homeland Security After Data Leak". by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—At the end of November, reports indicated that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) had accidentally leaked the identities of more than 6,000 immigrants that were seeking asylum in the United States. Since then, an order has been placed for 46 Cuban asylum-seekers to be deported. In response, Florida Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar (R) has issued a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DOHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, calling on him to reconsider the deportation order.

"Rubio Introduces Bill Looking to Force Venezuela into Acknowledge Human Rights" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Florida Republican Lawmaker Could Chair Powerful Ways and Means Committee" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Matt Gaetz Calls Kevin McCarthy 'Liar' and 'Lapdog'" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—As Republicans get ready to take its House majority in January, members must decide who will be Speaker. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL-1) is arguably the leader, or at least the voice of Republicans opposed to putting Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) in the Speaker's seat.

"Florida Republicans Pick Sides in Contentious RNC Elections" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—The dark cloud of drama that always appears to be hovering over the Republican Party of Florida has once again begun to rain down the controversy of Republicans.

"Senate Democrats Supported Crack Pipe Funding Before They Were Against it" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Crack Cocaine is addictive and kills, but that didn’t stop the government (Senate Democrats) from allocating taxpayer dollars to buy and distribute “Crack Kits” to individuals along the east coast.

"Scott and Rubio: No Concessions for Cuba" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—Earlier this week, the New York Times published a crossword puzzle resembling a swastika on the first night of Hanukkah. Among the many voices condemning the Times is Congressman-elect Jared Moskowitz (D-FL).

"Moskowitz Condemns New York Times' Swastika Crossword" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—The Biden administration's foreign policy continues to attract scrutiny, especially in regards to Cuba. In a recent letter, Florida Senators Rick Scott (R) and Marco Rubio (R) demand Cuba receive no concessions.

Byron Donalds
Byron Donalds

"Donalds Cosigns Letter Encouraging GOP Senators to Stop 1.7 Trillion Omnibus Bill" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich

"Scott Writes BLS Commissioner Concerning Astonishingly Inaccurate Jobs Report" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich

"Florida's Frank Mora Named New Ambassador to OAS" by The Floridian's Jim McCool

"DeSantis Takes Aim at Teachers Union Dues" by News Service of Florida

"The 'Enemy of the American People" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—He was once considered a rising conservative star in Florida, but now former State Rep. Anthony Sabatini has morphed into what many Republicans call a complete political tool.

Rep. MIchael Waltz
Rep. MIchael Waltz

"Waltz Warns of Abandoning Diego Garcia Base" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Ashley Moody: Fentanyl Crisis Requires Drug Czar" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—With the fentanyl crisis potentially worsening with the coming expiration of Title 42, Florida AG Ashley Moody is demanding action. In a recent letter to the Biden administration, Moody calls for the restoration of Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) to a cabinet-level position. "I’m calling on @JoeBiden to reinstate the drug czar position as a cabinet-level post. Fentanyl continues to drive the national opioid crisis, and tens of thousands of Americans are dying each year. It’s time he takes this threat seriously," Moody tweets.

"Rubio Says Biden's Open Illegal Immigration Invitation Caused Border Crisis" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—As the Biden Administration is about to stop its use of the existing Title 42 measure that has been used to prevent illegal immigration in the U.S., Republican lawmakers and law enforcement are warning that a massive influx of those illegal immigrants is about to occur.

"Rubio, Soto Applaud the Passage of 'Restoring Resilient Reefs Act'" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Franklin Explains Republican Opposition to Puerto Rico Status Act" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich

"Gimenez Warns of Migrant Surge After Title 42 Expiration" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—With Title 42 set to expire this week, the ongoing border crisis will reach a new level of chaos. In a recent appearance on Fox Business' Varney & Co., Rep. Carlos Gimenez (R-FL-26) speaks for all Republicans as he excoriates the Biden administration for its handling of the border. "@POTUS is endangering the United States and doing absolutely nothing to secure the border. This madness needs to stop," Rep. Gimenez tweets.

"Wasserman Schultz Calls Out DeSantis and Ladapo for Covid Deaths" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—On December 13th, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) announced his intention to create a grand jury in order to investigate the business side of the production and distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine (Big Pharma) as well as investigate the physical side effects of the vaccine. While doing so, the Governor announced his intention to form the Public Health Integrity Committee in order to “oversee the medical establishment.” However, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) is pushing back against Gov. DeSantis, saying he should really be investigating “his own Administration.”

"Scott Stresses Investigation of COVID-19 Origins" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Republicans continue to press for the Communist Chinese Party to answer on the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic. Relations between the United States and China continue to grow tenser as GOP officials ramp up criticism of the CCP. Florida Senator Rick Scott (R), a vocal critic of the CCP, is further calling for a full investigation into the origins of COVID-19.

Sen. Marco Rubio
Sen. Marco Rubio

"Ted Deutch Inspires Biden Admin to Fight Antisemitism" by The Floridian's Jim McCool— US Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL) has made combatting antisemitism a large part of his platform during his tenure in the US House of Representatives. Now, Democrats at the federal levels of government are now mobilizing to fight antisemitism.

"DeSantis Goes After Businesses For E-Verify Noncompliance" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) is cracking down on employment of unauthorized aliens through usage of the E-Verify system. Six companies, however, have not complied. The Florida Dept. of Economic Opportunity is sending their final letters to these six companies, demanding they comply with the E-Verify law within 30 days.

"Rubio Calls Out DOT Secretary Buttigieg for Flying Private" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—For years, elected officials have lectured the American people about the dangers of carbon emissions should they get out of control. People have been heavily encouraged to buy electric cars, stop eating meat, and reduce, reuse, and recycle. However, have the politicians looking to enforce this way of life living up to this standard? Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is inquiring about Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Pete Buttigieg and his flying habits.

"Salazar Drafts Legal Immigration Reform Plan" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar (R) is pressing forward with her legal immigration reform plan. After introducing the Dignity Act earlier this year, Rep. Salazar has now introduced a “discussion draft” to coincide with the legislation.

"Donalds Calls Out McConnell for Omnibus Compromise" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—With the year closing out and Congress going on holiday break, the new omnibus spending bill for 2023 is up for a vote. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announces a bipartisan "framework" of the bill, which House Republicans like Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL-19) take umbrage with.

"Nunez Slams Fauci, CDC for Hiding COVID Vaccine Data" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—As the possible side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine become more apparent, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) announces a grand jury to investigate. In an interview with Florida's Voice, Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nunez speaks of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Dr. Anthony Fauci "hiding data."

"Wasserman Schultz Introduces Cancer Survivorship Bill" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D) has filed the Comprehensive Cancer Survivorship Act (CCSA). As a breast cancer survivor and advocate, Wasserman Schultz has led the charge on issues related to cancer, and she affirms the CCSA is another effort to help those .

"Rick Scott's 'END FENTANYL' Act Unanimously Passes in Senate" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—The introduction of fentanyl to America, primarily through drug trafficking via the southern border and one of the greatest crises the nation is facing today. The synthetic opioid has dangerously woven itself within the social fabric of our society.

"House Passes Puerto Rico Status Act" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—The House has voted in favor of allowing Puerto Rico to choose its political status. The decision comes after years of the island being a territory and long held discussion over its status.

debbie wasserman Schultz
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz

"Wasserman Schultz Introduces Cancer Survivorship Bill" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D) has filed the Comprehensive Cancer Survivorship Act (CCSA). As a breast cancer survivor and advocate, Wasserman Schultz has led the charge on issues related to cancer, and she affirms the CCSA is another effort to help those .

"Rick Scott's 'END FENTANYL' Act Unanimously Passes in Senate" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—The introduction of fentanyl to America, primarily through drug trafficking via the southern border and one of the greatest crises the nation is facing today. The synthetic opioid has dangerously woven itself within the social fabric of our society.

"House Passes Puerto Rico Status Act" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—The House has voted in favor of allowing Puerto Rico to choose its political status. The decision comes after years of the island being a territory and long held discussion over its status.

"Stephanie Murphy Gives Final Remarks Before Leaving Congress" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—

US Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-FL) shocked the political world after announcing that she would not seek re-election in 2022.  The highly anticipated midterm election resulted in Cory Mills (R-FL) being elected to the House of Representatives, flipping Rep Murphy's Democratic seat to Republican.

"Lawsuit Abuse Affecting all Floridians" by OPINION

"New Poll Shows DeSantis Outperforms Trump" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Lawmakers are now setting their sights on the 2024 presidential elections. As Democrats debate whether President Joe Biden (D) should run for reelection, Republicans are debating what their options will be in the primary.

"Mills Seeks to Criminalize Inappropriate Education Material" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—Back in March, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) signed the controversial Parental Rights in Education bill, the chief tenet in hte measure was the prohibition of inappropriate sexual material in classrooms for young children.

"Wilson Files Bill Raising Teacher Pay" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Rep. Frederica Wilson (D) is leading the charge to raise teacher pay. This week, Rep. Wilson filed the American Teacher Act, which would give teachers "the raise they have earned and deserve."

"Donalds Introduces 'The ESG Rule Prevention Act' To Congress" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL)  has introduced legislation in an attempt to “halt the Biden administration's attempts to implement radical Environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) regulations in our federal agencies.”

"Fentanyl Epidemic Does not Discriminate" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—The fentanyl scourge nearly claims another victim in Florida. Disturbing footage shows Tavares police officer Courtney Bannick overdosing on the substance after discovering it on a driver whom she had stopped. Despite wearing gloves, she is exposed to fentanyl.

rick scott

"Rick Scott Calls for Continuing Resolution to Avoid Government Shutdown" by The Floridian's Jackson  Bakich—Whenever the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the economic numbers for the month, many Floridians appear to await on  Sen. Rick Scott’s (R-FL) take on the matter; especially with the inflationary numbers that the nation has witnessed since President Joe Biden’s (D) election in November of 2020.

"DeSantis to Petition for Investigation into Sudden COVID-19 Deaths" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) has led Florida conservatives in the fight against vaccine mandates.  Today, DeSantis has officially petitioned the Florida Supreme Court for a statewide grand jury on COVID-19 vaccine safety.

"Wasserman Schultz all but Blames DeSantis for 83,000 COVID Deaths in Florida" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—As more information about the COVID vaccine and its possible inadequacies comes about, many Americans across the nation, including in Florida, are still searching for answers concerning its effectiveness and its side effects

"Angie Nixon Blows Up on Republicans During Twitter Rant"by The Floridian's Jim McCool—The midterm elections solidified Republicans' super majority in the Florida legislature, and prominent Democrats could not be more frustrated.   State Rep. Angie Nixon (D-14) blew up on Twitter listing a number of issues she has with Republican leadership in Florida.

"Rubio Introduces Bill to Ban TikTok Nationwide" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Throughout the past few years, the social media app TikTok has taken the world by storm. On this app, users can post comedic, informative, or persuasive content that is then thrown into an algorithm that attempts to provide videos for each individual based on their content likes, interactions, and other factors that make up an individual’s “For You” page.

 

 

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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