JUICE—Florida Politics' Juicy Read —1.19.2023 — Ron DeSantis's Biggest Political Weapon — Steube Falls From Roof, Recovering— Moskowitz, Rubio, Cuba, Border —More...

JUICE—Florida Politics' Juicy Read —1.19.2023 — Ron DeSantis's Biggest Political Weapon — Steube Falls From Roof, Recovering— Moskowitz, Rubio, Cuba, Border —More...

Florida's Daily Political Read

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
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January 19, 2023

 

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He's Recovering

U.S. Rep. Greg Steube fell at his home on Wednesday and is recovering nicely in the hospital.

While we won’t go into detail as to what we know about his condition, we can say that there is no shutting him up, not even a fall from the roof.

We just saw and spoke to Rep. Steube last week just before he strutted on the House floor with his boots and jeans.

I speak for everyone who knows Greg, get well soon brother.

And we will compare wound notes when I see you in a couple of weeks. As you were just being admitted to the hospital, I was getting discharged. I feel your pain, friend.

 

 

Gov. Ron DeSantis’s Not-So-Secret and Biggest Weapon

 

You have heard the saying, “behind every man is a strong woman,” or something like that.

Well, I’m pretty sure First Lady Casey DeSantis can’t beat her husband Ron in an arm wrestling match, but she does the heavy lift at the Governor’s Mansion with the kiddos.

Everyone knows First Lady DeSantis runs the roost but she is also his biggest asset, or in this political climate, his biggest weapon. READ MORE

Squeezers

 

Marco Rubio-Happy to see the Florida legislature is moving forward on a new law to allow our colleges & universities to be involved in helping student-athletes with NIL deals

Because we are already seeing young women & men getting burned by some terrible people

Jared Moskowitz-This display of antisemitism and support for Nazi Kanye West is abhorrent as it is ignorant and just plain freaking stupid and pathetic. Thank you @FloridaAtlantic for taking a stand.

Rep. Lois Frankel-The PACT Act is one of the largest health care and benefit expansions in VA history. If you’re a toxic-exposed Veteran or survivor, you can file claims now to apply for benefits.

Byron Donalds-The Left and the media like to champion the Stop AAPI Hate cause while supporting efforts to deny students of this community their rightfully earned merit scholarships.

They don’t really care about the AAPI community, they’re using them for votes.

Shevrin “Shev” Jones-This political extremism and its attack of Black History and Black people, is going to create an entire generation of Black children who won’t be able to see themselves reflected at all within their own education or in their own State.

Senator Lori Berman-I strongly disagree with the FHSAA’s sports medicine committee on their vote to mandate disclosure of menstrual history for high school aged-girls.

These questions are invasive and antiquated. They moved in the entirely wrong direction.

Nick DiCeglie-As a father of two, I know how critical it is that we stand up for real-world education in our classrooms. That means less politics and opinions, and more reading, math, and civics!

Sen. Marco Rubio
Sen. Marco Rubio

"Rubio, Scott Urge U.S Government to Seize Opportunity in Cuba" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—The United States Government has sent those working for the State, Justice, and Homeland Security Departments to Cuba in order to engage in “law enforcement” discussions with those of the Cuban government, more specifically...

"DeSantis Activates National Guard to Tackle Migrant Crisis, Talks About Combatting China" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—With the border crisis continuing unabated and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) continuing to buy American land, the Biden administration does not appear to be acting...

"DeSantis discusses $100 million hurricane relief and new tax legislation" by The Floridian's Joshua Smith—Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) took to the podium today to share his recent $100 million award to the Florida counties affected by Hurricane Ian. In his press conference, he stated, “We are awarding that $100 million to restore the sand on Florida beaches and to restore projects in 16 different counties across the state of Florida.”

"DeSantis Vows to Dismantle 'COVID Cartel'" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) and California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) continue to trade political blows on the national stage. Vowing to dismantle the “COVID Cartel,” DeSantis issued proposals for the Sunshine State.

"First Lady Casey DeSantis is Governor Desantis's Biggest Weapon" by the Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Casey DeSantis is arguably one of the most active, visible, and influential First Ladies in Florida history.

Carlos Gimenez
Carlos Gimenez

"Rep. Carlos Gimenez Selected to Serve on House Armed Services Committee" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Rep. Carlos Gimenez (R-FL) has announced that he has been selected to serve on the House Armed Services Committee. According to a Rep. Gimenez press release, he will be the first Congressman from Miami-Dade County to serve on the committee in modern history.

"Scott Looks to Tackle Debt Ceiling with Speaker McCarthy" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—The debt ceiling has been a high priority for Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) as he is trying to maintain the original agreement made among Senate Republicans in 2021: “any action on the debt ceiling be accompanied by significant, structural spending reform,” according to a Sen. Scott press release.

Wasserman Schultz Slams McCarthy Speaker Vote" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Over the weekend, Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D) appeared on "Facing South Florida" with Jim DeFede to discuss the recent vote to elect California Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R) as Speaker of the House.

"Mario Diaz Balart Assumes Leadership Position in Appropriations Committee" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—After political theatre ensued on Capitol Hill earlier this month over the Speakers' vote, Republicans came out on top with more than fair leadership positions.

"Sen. Rick Scott criticizes Biden's Cuba agenda" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—On Monday, the nation celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and President Biden (D) delivered a speech where he spoke about police brutality and retraining, “assault weapons,” and the strength that the U.S. government possesses and can use on its own people.

"Biden Plans to 'Ban Assault Weapons' Again" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—With recent talks of President Joe Biden (D) removing Cuba from the state sponsor of terrorism list, Florida Senator Rick Scott (R) warns of the possible danger of his actions.

"Florida Representatives Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—America celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Florida representatives on both sides of the aisle take to Twitter to do their part in honoring the civil rights leader.

"Matt Gaetz Demands Release of January 6th Footage" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—The so-called "Twitter Files" are providing inspiration to the House Republican majority not just to take action against Big Tech but to release footage taken during the events of January 6th, 2021. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL-1) favors releasing the footage, explaining his stance in a recent CNN appearance tweeted by the Columbia Bugle, liked by Gaetz.

"Gov. Ron DeSantis is Catfishing America?" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

Venezuela china
Venezuela china

"DeSantis Responds to Winning 'Stop WOKE Act' Federal Ruling" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Florida Progressive Democrats had hopes of seeing the “Stop WOKE Act” struck down by a federal judge, but last week, U.S. District Judge Mark E. Walker sided with Governor Ron DeSantis’s administration defense, finding that it did not violate an existing court order regarding the law the governor signed in 2022.

"Communist China's Influence Fuels Honduras's Anti-Free Trade Agenda" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—The Chinese-Russian “Iron Curtain” continues to rise in the Western Hemisphere, and while Brazil, Argentina, and now Colombia, have all fallen to Socialist governance, Central American nations like Honduras may soon find themselves with a socio-economic and humanitarian crisis that has befallen on Venezuela.

"Wasserman Schultz Requests Additional Funding to Fight Antisemitism" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—Since December, Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL-25) has stepped up her efforts in combating antisemitism. According to Jewish Insider, Wasserman-Schultz and several other lawmakers, including Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar (R-FL-23); are urging the White House to increase spending to fund the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism.

"Donalds Responds to December CPI Inflation Report" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—On Thursday, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released the December data concerning the Consumer Price Index (CPI). The results show that compared to last month, inflation has declined by 0.1%, but has increased by 6.5% compared to December of 2021. Due to this fact, Speaker of the House nominee Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL) released a statement concerning the numbers.

"Donalds Weighs In on Twitter Files Proving Russian Collusion False" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—The 14th installment of the so-called "Twitter files" posts reveals top Democrats ignored warnings about the authenticity of Russian collusion or interference in the 2016 Election. Moreover, media outlets, Twitter included, chose to keep this under wraps. Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL-19) discusses this and more on Fox News' Mornings with Maria.

"Casey DeSantis Announces Hefty Bonuses for New Florida Officers" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—This week, the state of Florida has seen massive gains among the state's law enforcement community as a result from Gov. Ron DeSantis' (R-FL) leadership. Today First Lady Casey DeSantis tweeted about the progress that has added 1,000 Florida law enforcement officers since July of last year.

"Florida Republican Lawmaker Reintroduces the FORCE Act" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar (R) has reintroduced the FORCE Act. The legislation is an effort to keep the Cuban Communist Regime on the State Sponsor of Terror List.

"Waltz Says Military is Politicized, and Members are Noticing" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—Protecting Americans is believed to be the first and only priority of the military. According to servicemembers in a recent Heritage Foundation poll, that priority is caving as the military becomes increasingly politicized. Rep. Mike Waltz (R-FL-6)agrees, stating he is looking to find "solutions to restore trust in our military and end the politicization of our warfighters."

"Scott Warns of 'Grave Threat' CCP Police Stations Pose in the U.S." by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—In a letter to the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Christopher Wray, Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) highlighted reports concerning alleged “illegal (CCP)police operations on American soil” committed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). The report was originally produced by Safeguard Defenders, a non-governmental organization (NGO). Their report includes the United States as one of 53 countries with operating police forces run by the CCP.

debbie wasseman schultz
Debbie Wasserman Schultz

"115 House Democrats Defect, Vote Against Selling Oil to China" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Waltz, Crenshaw Seek Military Force on Mexican Cartels" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina— Florida Rep. Mike Waltz (R) and Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R) have collaborated to sponsor a bill that would authorize the use of Military force against Mexican cartels.

"Salazar, Cassidy Draft Americas Act to Counter Chinese Influence" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar (R) and Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy (R) have teamed up to draft discussion legislation that would counter China and help build a stronger Western Hemisphere. Rep. Salazar and Sen.Cassidy have penned the Americas Trade and Investment Act (Americas Act).

"DeSantis Proposes Legislation To Weaken Big Pharma, cut Prescription Drug Prices" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—A week after The Floridian reported that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was going to push for the state legislature to address the prescription drug issue, Governor DeSantis dropped an anvil on the pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) lobby.

"Rep. Frederica Wilson Gives Viral Speech About Born Alive Abortion Bill" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Yesterday, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which was co-sponsored by Rep. Kat Cammack (R-FL). The goal of the piece of the legislation is to protect born babies that survive abortions.

"Brian Mast Introduces Vaccine Reenlistment Act" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—The COVID-19 vaccine mandate for the armed forces is officially dead. However, what will happen to approximately 8100 servicemembers discharged for refusing to comply? Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL-21) is introducing legislation to fully reinstate these members.

Rep. Laurel Lee
Rep. Laurel Lee

"Lee Calls for Full Government Transparency and Accountability" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—Florida Rep. Laurel Lee (R) has joined the chorus of Republican lawmakers who are calling for full transparency from President Joe Biden over the two batches of classified documents that were found at his old office near the University of Pennsylvania.

"Born-Alive Abortion Bill Passes in Republican-Controlled House" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—The controversial “Born-Alive” bill, or the “Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, co-sponsored by Reps. Ann Wagner and Florida Rep. Kat Cammack, passed in the House of Representatives by a vote margin of 220-210.

"Donalds Selected to Serve on Financial Services Committee" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—On Wednesday, Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL) was selected to serve on the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services. The Chairman of the Committee is Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC). Rep. Donalds appointment comes just days after receiving 20 votes for Speaker of the House in multiple rounds of voting. However, the job eventually was given to the current Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).

"Mills Drafts Anti-Woke Publishing Bill to Protect Children from Being Sexualized" by The Floridian's Grayson. Bakich— He hasn’t even been sworn into office a week and former combat veteran, Rep. Cory Mills (R) has already drafted legislation that would prevent education publishing houses from printing and disseminating “woke” propaganda, specifically sexually explicit and pornographic material to children.

"Florida Seeks to Shield Gun Sale Information" by News Service of Florida

"FAA Grounds Flights, Florida Officials React" by The Floridian's Grayson. Bakich—The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has temporarily grounded all flights due to a system outage. This comes just over two weeks after Southwest Airlines had something similar happen, with millions of travelers stranded in airports. Naturally, the issue is trending on Twitter, and Florida representatives are speaking up.

florida capitol
Florida Capitol

"New Florida Bill Could Mandate Courts to Provide 'Lactating Spaces'" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—It is no secret Democrats in the Florida legislature have acted valiantly to support women in the state of Florida. Now, Senator Lori Berman (D) and Representative Ashley Gantt (D) are working on a bill to mandate lactating spaces for women in all county courthouses.

"Frost Says House Republicans are 'Virtue Signaling' for 2024" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—WASHINGTON—Newly sworn-in Florida Rep. Maxwell Frost (D) has already made waves since being elected to U.S. Congress. As a freshman congressman, Frost is now signaling his priorities in Congress while sharing his disappointments with House Republicans.

"Donalds Responds to Biden Mishandling Classified Information" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Breaking news popped up on people’s cellphones and hit the airwaves on Monday evening with the bombshell from The New York Times which stated that President Biden’s (D) lawyers found classified evidence at one of his former offices in Washington dating back to when he was Vice President.

"House Proposal Authorizing Military Action Against Cartels Receives Bipartisan Support" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Florida Rep. Michael Waltz (R), a retired U.S. Army Green Beret, recently endorsed former President Donald Trump’s hawkish plan to combat Mexican drug cartels and has said that he will propose legislation that would authorize direct military action against the cartels.

"Wasserman Schultz: Desantis is 'Xenophobic' for Deploying National Guard" by The Floridian's Rosella Parra

"Generation Z Congressman Calls for Deportation of Brazil" by TheFloridian's Jackson Bakich—In the past midterm elections, Floridians in the 10th District elected the very first Generation Z candidate to serve in U.S. Congress. His name is Rep. Maxwell Frost (D-FL).

 

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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