From NBC News:
A Florida congressman couldn’t mask his concern for the coronavirus outbreak.
Rep. Matt Gaetz wore a gas mask to Wednesday’s House vote on the $8.3 billion bill for emergency funding to help tackle the issue.
From THE HILL:
“By the way, Matt Gaetz, when did you want to become a TV star?” McCain said. “You want to do that? Get the hell out of Congress. Get a TV job.”
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Some Floriduhhh news, from The Buzz at the Tampa Bay Times:
The Florida supermarket giant Publix has given more money to Adam Putnam’s gubernatorial bid than any other candidate since at least 1995 and likely for the entirety of the company’s history.
Publix, the heirs to the company’s founder and its current and former leaders have given Putnam $670,000 in the last three years — or enough money to buy 74,527 chicken tender subs.
I thought they might want to update their logo.
From THE HUFFINGTON POST:
Zika virus is no laughing matter ― unless, apparently, you’re Mike Huckabee warming up the crowd at a Donald Trump rally.
The former Arkansas governor and failed Republican presidential candidate mocked concerns over the devastating virus so he could take a potshot at Trump’s Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, during a Wednesday evening rally for Trump in Sunrise, Florida.
“I’m a lot more afraid of a Hillary Clinton presidency than I am of getting a mosquito bite in South Florida,” Huckabee said.
From New Times:
It seems like it’s been a while, but Rep. Allen West is back on the media circuit, this time declaring President Obama a “Marxist” and saying he’d “need a bucket” when Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s name was brought up.
Yesterday, West was a guest of the Michael Berry Show on a Houston AM radio station and was asked to say the first thing that came to mind when Berry said someone’s name during a free-association game, telling him to be “undiplomatic and unscripted, which you typically are.”
After going through about a dozen names, including calling Vice President Joe Biden “nutty” and “mindless,” Berry called out Wasserman Schultz.
“I need a bucket,” West replied.