Most Republicans in the Florida delegation kept away from the matter on Tuesday but there was one prominent exception.
U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., is leading a host of legislators--including several from Florida--in calling on the Trump administration to crack down on leaders of the Oretga regime in Nicaragua.
With the help of U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., the chairman of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., who is running for governor of Florida, brought out a bill protecting businesses from boycotts targeting Israel.
At the end of last week, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., called on U.S. Sec. of State Mike Pompeo to lead a delegation of EU nations to the Venezuelan border to see the humanitarian crisis firsthand. Scott called on all EU countries to stand with the U.S. against the Maduro regime.
What if this charismatic leader of an Islamic monarchy with a strict system of Sharia-based laws is guilty? What if MBS, who rules a country in which hands are cut off for shoplifting, in which a Muslim can be killed for abandoning Islam, and in which husbands are routinely allowed to hit their wives, is found guilty of ordering the Khashoggi execution?
In a speech on the Senate floor, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who sits on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, discussed the continuing threats faced by the United States from terrorist groups operating in Syria and Afghanistan, and on the risks that a hasty withdrawal of American forces from either country poses to our hard-won gains and the security of the United States and our allies.
Members of the Florida delegation from both sides of the aisle continue to focus on Venezuela as chaos continues to engulf that South American nation.
"Since this misguided policy was first announced, I have engaged with Airbnb executives and urged them to reconsider their misguided and discriminatory plan,” Deutch said on Tuesday. “I applaud the company's move to reverse that position.”
Democrats from the Sunshine State fired back, blaming the White House for not moving quickly enough to help the Panhandle and Puerto Rico.
Violent protests have shut down government services and businesses and are preventing people from getting to work and school. The loss of even one day’s pay could set an already struggling family back by weeks, while the primary targets of the protests continue to live in great comfort.