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.
This week, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., a key ally of the White House, offered advice for the Trump administration on Asian affairs even as President Donald Trump continued to try to hammer a trade deal with China and met with North Korean leaders.
Earlier in October, Rubio joined Young and Gardner in calling on Trump to investigate the Saudi role in Khashoggi’s death and consider sanctions.
The Kissimmee Democrat and U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla. have joined together to file a bill which would allow Venezuelan nationals to file for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) which would allow them to remain in the U.S. until that South American country’s political situation is sorted out.
Following the lead of several Florida Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill, Scott said on Tuesday the time has come to extend TPS to Venezuelans.
In the letter, Rubio pointed to the Maduro regime’s ties to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the National Liberation Army (ELN), and the Basque Fatherland and Liberty (ETA) and Hizballah.
“A lot of the policies that we have put in place has kind of helped lead the devastation in Venezuela," Omar said.
Demings was part of a group including U.S. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Mary., and U.S. Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla., which visited Denmark, Hungary and Luxembourg.