JUICE—Florida Politics' Juicy Read —12.28.2022 — Minors Exposed to Sexualized Acts at Drag Show in Florida — FL Democrat Rips GOP Congressman Over Holocaust Lie— Moskowitz, Steube—More...

JUICE—Florida Politics' Juicy Read —12.28.2022 — Minors Exposed to Sexualized Acts at Drag Show in Florida — FL Democrat Rips GOP Congressman Over Holocaust Lie— Moskowitz, Steube—More...

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Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
December 28, 2022


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CONFIRMED: Minors Exposed to Sexualized Acts at Drag Show

Gov. Ron DeSantis is going after individuals and businesses that sexualize children.

The father of three young children has threatened to take away the liquor license of the Florida-based LLc that put on the controversial “A Drag Queen Christmas” where minor kids were exposed to sexually-charged acts.

The Floridian broke the story this week and followed up with the Governor’s response, even as many of his detractors questioned if there were really underage children attending these events.

Well, guess what. The Floridian has confirmed that there are. Don’t take our word for it, take the word of a mother and her 12-year-old daughter who attended the Miami drag show Tuesday night. MUST-READ

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



Rick Scott-Last week, my colleagues had the opportunity to STOP Dems' spending spree and curb record-high inflation. Sadly, Democrats once again turned their backs on the American people & voted to pass the $1.7 TRILLION spending bill. I think they owe taxpayers an explanation, don't you?

Debbie Wasserman Schultz-If #Fla Republicans and Ron DeSantis weaken our state gun safety laws, as they promise, more lives will be lost.

Thank you @GiffordsCourage for the real facts.”

Sen. Jason Pizzo-Can’t make this up….. Top DeSantis aide used private email for migrant flights’

Representative Fentrice Driskell-Honored to receive the Blanche Armwood Award from the Tampa Bay Chapter of the National Alumnae Association of Spelman College. Blanche Armwood was one of the first Black women in Florida to graduate law school. Congratulations to the talented women who were honored this evening!

Gov. Ron DeSantis
Gov. Ron DeSantis

"Drag Show in Florida Continues Exposing Minors to Sexualized Acts" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Rubio Slams China, Says Divestment from Nation is 'Common Sense'" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—During the pandemic, many Americans were worried about the nation’s dependence upon foreign countries (such as China and India) for our pharmaceuticals. Whether or not the disputed claim that 80% of America’s pharmaceuticals come from China and India is true, what cannot be disputed is the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) numbers which show that China and India control 31% of all drug manufacturing facilities in the world, as of August of 2019.

"Moskowitz Slams NY Republican for Lying about Jewish Heritage" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—With just days before all newly-elected House of Representatives and Senators are sworn in on January 3rd, a bombshell revelation has come out of the New York State, as reports discover that Long Island Rep.-elect George Santos (R-NY) lied about the family on his mother’s side fleeing the Holocaust as well as lying about his education and his former employment. At one point, Santos states that he is not Jewish, nor ever claimed to be Jewish, but refers to himself as “Jew-ish.” Rep.-elect Jared Moskowitz (D-FL) commented about the new reports in a series of tweets about Santos.

"DeSantis Investigating 'Drag Queen Christmas' Event That Exposed Children to Sexualized Acts" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Through the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR), Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is formally investigating the “A Drag Queen Christmas” event that took place in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Monday, December, 26th.

"Kat Cammack Spends Christmas with US Troops" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—The holiday season is often a time where people all over the world travel to spend time with family and close friends. But for US Rep. Kat Cammack (R-FL) this season was a time for her to spend Christmas with US troops deployed overseas.

"Greg Steube, Mario Diaz-Balart Bash Omnibus Spending Bill" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—Though it has passed, Republicans continue castigating the trillion-dollar omnibus spending bill. On Christmas Eve, Rep. Greg Steube (R-FL-17) offered his own statement, calling the bill a "bloated spending package that puts America Last." Similarly, Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL-25) says that this bill "will only further fuel and lengthen inflation."

Jared Moskowitz
Jared Moskowitz/ The Floridian

"Top Florida Democrat Acknowledges DeSantis 'Crushed' Democrats in 2022" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—This past week, "My Pillow guy" Mike Lindell accused Gov. Ron DeSantis' (R) massive electoral victory to be the work of election fraud. Unlike the allegations of Russian collusion by former President Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential election, Democrats, as a whole, have not made any statements denying the 2022 Florida gubernatorial election that saw Gov. DeSantis crush former Rep. Charlie Crist (D) by 20 percentage points.

"Gaetz Clears Air Concerning his Stance on Russia" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Since the accusations of Russian collusion were levied against former President Donald Trump (R), some have tried to link other Republicans to the former superpower as sympathizers or even supporters of the nation and their president Vladimir Putin. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) was recently included in that mix.

"U.S. Lawmakers Warn of Rising Socialism in Latin America, Support Sanctions Against Anti-American Regimes" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Federal judge Refused to Dismiss Charges Against Former DeSantis Opponent Gillum" by The News Service of Florida and Javier Manjarres

"Salazar's Mental Health & Substance Abuse Bill Now Law" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar (R-FL-27) has all the more reason to appreciate the Christmas season as her Summer Barrow Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery Act was recently passed into law.

"Trump Ally Mike Lindell Accuses DeSantis of Election Fraud" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—After President Trump (R) announced he will be running once again for the White House, Republicans across the country either remained in the former president's corner or jumped ship for a potential run by Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) Now the rivalry thickens as fellow Republican, Mike Lindell, has accused Ron DeSantis of election fraud.

"Waltz, Crenshaw Urge Biden to Help Afghan Soldier" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Rep. Mike Waltz (R) and Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R) have joined forces to send a letter to President Joe Biden (D) requesting that Afghan Special Forces Commando Abdul Wasi Safi be granted parole as his asylum case is adjudicated.

"Ron DeSantis' Policies Make Florida Fastest-Growing State" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—Although Florida is famous for snowbirds, not all of them have been heading back north once winter ends. The Sunshine State is the fastest-growing state in the Union for the first time since 1957, attributing the governance of Ron DeSantis (R) as the driver for this milestone.

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.


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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