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How Trump could quickly be removed from office using the 25th Amendment

BY: - January 7, 2021

WASHINGTON — A rapidly rising number of federal lawmakers are calling for President Donald Trump to be removed from office, either through a process outlined in the 25th Amendment or through impeachment. The Democratic leaders of the U.S. House and Senate gave their support to calls for his removal that began Wednesday, after Trump incited the […]

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A majority of FL voters chose the presidential candidate who calls climate change a hoax

BY: - November 4, 2020

Despite coastal flooding, more severe hurricanes, and longer, hotter summers attributed to climate change, the majority of Florida voters on Tuesday chose the presidential candidate who calls climate change a hoax. Florida incumbents in state offices who support efforts to curb climate change fared well enough, according to state election records, but they remain in […]

Florida Dems fume as Bernie Sanders gains steam

BY: - February 24, 2020

WASHINGTON — South Florida Rep. Donna Shalala was quick to lash out against Bernie Sanders on Twitter. It was Sunday night, and Sanders — fresh off a decisive win in the Nevada Democratic caucus — said it’s “unfair” to contend that everything was bad about the late Cuban dictator, Fidel Castro. “When Fidel Castro came […]

FL’s Matt Gaetz gets aggressive with constitutional scholars during impeachment hearing in Judiciary Committee

BY: - December 4, 2019

U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, a Florida attorney, rhetorically attacked constitutional law experts who testified against President Trump Wednesday as impeachment hearings moved to the U.S. House Judiciary Committee. Gaetz, who represents the far western Florida Panhandle, seized upon campaign donations by some of the experts to Democrats; their earlier statements critical of Trump; both early […]

Meet the Florida lawmakers who’ll participate in U.S. House Judiciary Committee’s impeachment hearings

BY: - December 4, 2019

Florida will be well represented on the U.S. House Judiciary Committee when it convenes Wednesday for impeachment hearings against President Donald Trump, with three Democrats and two Republicans tying with Texas for the second-biggest number sitting on the panel. Only California, with six committee members, will be better represented. The committee is scheduled to begin […]

Matt Gaetz to Charlie Crist: Stop impeachment ‘madness’

BY: - October 4, 2019

Panhandle Congressman Matt Gaetz wants Florida Democrats to drop their impeachment inquiry against President Trump – and plans to appear at one particular lawmaker’s home district next week to tell him so. Gaetz, one of the president’s most vociferous backers on cable news, will appear at a press conference on Monday in front of St. […]

More FL Dems announce support for impeachment; Pelosi launches official inquiry

BY: - September 24, 2019

For months, less than a handful of members of Florida’s congressional delegation have announced support for impeaching President Trump — but the numbers have changed dramatically in the last 24 hours. The reason: Allegations that Trump pressured the president of Ukraine to open a corruption investigation of former Vice President Joe Biden. This afternoon, House […]

Rallies calling on U.S. Senate to pass gun safety legislation scheduled in 7 Florida cities this weekend

BY: - August 16, 2019

Two weeks after shooters killed more than thirty Americans in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio, advocates for gun safety laws will gather in seven Florida cities this weekend, calling for Congress to act when it reconvenes next month. The “recess rallies” are being organized by the groups Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action, […]

Ted Deutch & Debbie Wasserman Schultz criticize decision to ban two Muslim Democratic congresswomen from visiting Israel

BY: - August 15, 2019

South Florida Democratic Reps. Ted Deutch and Debbie Wasserman Schultz say that while they disagree with two of their Democratic congressional colleagues about Israeli politics, they are both adamantly opposed to them being banned from that country. Ilhan Omar from Minnesota and Rashida Talib from Michigan were scheduled to travel to Jerusalem and the West […]

Florida Democratic activists want Trump impeached, but the state’s Congressional delegation isn’t so sure

BY: - August 8, 2019

At a town-hall meeting in June, Boca Raton-based Congressman Ted Deutch was ready to talk about impeaching President Donald Trump — but he wasn’t ready to fully back an effort in Congress. Instead, he offered a PowerPoint presentation with excerpts from special counsel Robert Mueller’s long-awaited report, and took an extensive number of questions from […]

U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch is third Florida Democratic member of Congress now supporting impeachment

BY: - August 1, 2019

U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch is the third member of Florida’s Democratic congressional delegation to support impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. He made that declaration in an op-ed published in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel on Thursday. “The remedies for presidential misconduct, including impeachment, are in Congress’s hands,” writes Deutch, who represents the Boca Raton area. […]

Nikki Fried calls on Rick Scott to apologize for calling Democrats “the anti-Semitic party”

BY: - July 17, 2019

(Updated) The reverberations of Donald Trump’s racist tweet against four Democratic congresswomen has now become an issue in Florida politics. Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Nikki Fried – the state’s only statewide elected Democrat – is calling comments by a top Florida Republican “insulting, false and dangerous.” Republican U.S. Sen. Rick Scott charged […]