With President Donald Trump planning to use executive action to fund building a wall on the southern border to control illegal immigration without congressional approval, members of the U.S. House representing Florida took sides on mostly partisan lines.
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said Trump was setting a bad precedent and wondered if he was “violating the Constitution” on Thursday though the Florida Republican agreed there was a “crisis” as illegal immigrants come through the border. New U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., on the other hand, fully backed Trump on the matter.
Florida Atlantic University’s (FAU) Business and Economics Polling Initiative (BEPI) released a poll on Tuesday showing a majority of Floridians--55 percent--want to build the wall while 37 percent oppose the idea with the rest unsure.
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio discussed the ongoing political developments in Venezuela, the new government of interim President Juan Guaidó, and next steps for U.S. policy.
State Rep. Randy Fine, R-Palm Bay, showcased his legislation on Monday, calling on Florida to use the same definitions of anti-Semitism as the U.S. State Department does.
The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) also came out firing, calling on Florida Democrat U.S. Reps. Charlie Crist and Debbie Mucarsel-Powell to oppose Omar and ensure she is removed from the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee.
Omar drew national fire for her tweet on Sunday when she posted “it’s all about the Benjamins baby,” Omar tweeted, insisting the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) was buying off politicians.
From his perch on the U.S. House Armed Services Committee, U.S. Rep. Mike Waltz, R-Fla., who served as a Green Beret, is pushing for answers on how powerful Islamic State (ISIS) terrorism is even as the Trump administration continues to make plans to take military personnel out of Syria.
Hastings has handily kept his seat despite the Treasury Department being forced to pay out $220,000 to settle with a former staffer who accused the congressman of sexual harassment and being ranked by Judicial Watch as the number one member of Congress when it came to nepotism.
Spano took part in a committee hearing on “The Shutdown: Economic Impact on Small Businesses.”