Friday, March 22, 2019
Most Florida Democrats--53 percent--don’t know enough about O’Rourke to really have an opinion while 39 percent see him favorably and only 6 percent view him unfavorably. 
I would like to remind those members of Congress that they have a responsibility to secure our nation. The American people have sent us here to solve the nation’s problems, not ignore them. I see three reasons they should support President Trump's tough decision to secure our borders.
According to Fox News, more than 76,000 migrants entered the U.S. illegally or appeared at a port of entry in February alone, making it “the highest number of any February in the past 12 years,” and the highest number in a single month in 11 years.
Despite the GOP controlling the chamber, the U.S. Senate backed a proposal from Democrats overturning President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency on the border due to illegal immigration. Trump has already promised to veto the measure. 
On Monday, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., a senior Republican on the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee, noted that there are reports of MS-13 gang members targeting police officers, saying it underscores why Congress needs to pass his “Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act.”
With the Legislature starting its regular session this week, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried could be on center stage as the only Democrat in the state Cabinet and with GOP majorities in the House and Senate.
Not surprisingly, DeSantis garnered the applause of officials he appointed to his administration. Just as predictably, DeSantis drew jeers and fire from the left. 
With the Legislature kicking off its regular session on Tuesday, DeSantis returned to the themes that he stressed in the campaign including the “economic opportunities that lie before us,”  the “environmental challenges that require our attention” and “our obligations to education and public safety.”
Party lines mostly held with 13 Republicans--including U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney of Florida--joining 232 Democrats to pass the resolution.
DeSantis, an ally of President Donald Trump, also called for law enforcement to work closer with the federal government to uphold immigration laws.