U.S. Sen. Rick Scott

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Some FL lawmakers in Congress are furious; slam Trump for using migrants as ‘political pawns’

BY: - May 17, 2019

WASHINGTON — Florida lawmakers in Congress are demanding answers from the Trump administration after reports surfaced this week that the Department of Homeland Security intends to send hundreds of immigrants per month to Broward and Palm Beach Counties. Republicans and Democrats alike in Florida’s congressional delegation were surprised by the reports that local officials had […]

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DeSantis stumps for Trump at Panhandle GOP rally

BY: - May 8, 2019

Gov. Ron DeSantis vouched for President Trump during a campaign rally in Panama City Beach Wednesday as Trump faced declining poll numbers in Florida – returning the favor for a president whose endorsement was key to  DeSantis’ narrow victory in last fall’s governor’s race. DeSantis, enjoying broad support some four months into his administration, described […]

“I want to stand for freedom, but some of that stuff can be touchy,” Gov. DeSantis says of U.S. and Venezuela

BY: - May 1, 2019

Gov. Ron DeSantis is perhaps less gung-ho than U.S. Sen. Rick Scott about involving the U.S. military in the unstable political situation in Venezuela. “What role our military plays? Look, I want to stand for freedom, but some of that stuff can be touchy,” the governor told reporters Wednesday. “What I want to do (is) […]

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Did Russians hack FL elections? More information may now come to light

BY: - April 29, 2019

Gov. Ron DeSantis says he’ll let the public know whatever he finds out during a scheduled briefing he’s having with the FBI about the Mueller report’s revelation that Russian hackers penetrated at least one Florida county’s computer system during the 2016 elections. The report doesn’t say which county. “We’re going to make it public,” the […]

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FL politicians in Congress: Drilling would imperil Trump’s chances in 2020

BY: - April 11, 2019

WASHINGTON — When President Donald Trump and his nominee to lead the Interior Department visited Lake Okeechobee last month, Florida Rep. Francis Rooney took the opportunity to deliver a message about offshore drilling. He warned David Bernhardt — who’s expected to be confirmed this week as Interior Secretary —  that pursuing drilling off Florida’s coast […]

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Gaetz: Scott will give Trump ‘great advice’ on health care

BY: and - April 4, 2019

WASHINGTON — Count Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz among U.S. Sen. Rick Scott’s supporters, at least when it comes to health care. Scott and Gaetz, a Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives, have sparred in public recently. Scott last month said that a tweet Gaetz sent — an apparent attempt to intimidate Trump’s former personal […]

Will Trump official pay a price for the lenient plea deal in horrific Palm Beach millionaire sex crimes case?

BY: - April 1, 2019

WASHINGTON — Florida Republicans are lying low on the contentious subject of U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, who is under federal investigation for allegedly mishandling a sexual abuse and trafficking case while serving as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida in 2008. None of the sixteen Republicans in the state’s congressional delegation — […]

Rick Scott calls for Venezuelan immigrant protection as critics slam ‘empty words’

BY: - March 14, 2019

WASHINGTON — Florida Sen. Rick Scott reiterated his support Wednesday for granting undocumented Venezuelan immigrants temporary legal status to remain in the United States — but declined to say whether he would sign on to legislation that would provide that protection. “We need to take care of Venezuelans that are here,” he told the Florida […]

More details emerge on Trump ties with day spa founder

BY: - March 11, 2019

Mother Jones and the Miami Herald broke new ground over the weekend on the Herald’s story about the ties between President Donald Trump, numerous Florida Republicans,  and the South Florida Asian Day Spa owner that’s at the center of a sex trafficking case. “She runs an investment business that has offered to sell Chinese clients […]

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GOP donor who gave to DeSantis & Scott snared in South Florida prostitution solicitation case

BY: - February 27, 2019

A major Republican donor has been ensnared in an investigation of South Florida massage parlors allegedly tied to an international human trafficking ring. John Childs, who co-founded the Boston-based investment firm of J.W. Childs Associates, is among a group of men charged with solicitation of prostitution as part of the investigation, according to law enforcement […]