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Monday, January 21, 2013

A Couple of Florida Heroes

Ron DeSantis began his work for the state of Florida on January 3, 2013.  He is a Republican from the 6th district, west and south of Jacksonville.  A Republican stronghold.  He is a lawyer with a distinguished military career.

Ron DeSantis was sworn into the Judge Advocate General Corps of the U.S. Navy at the US Naval Reserve Center in Dallas, Texas in 2004, completing U.S. Naval Justice School in 2005. Later that year, he received orders from Trial Service Office Command South East at the Naval Station Mayport, Florida as a military prosecutor. In 2006, he was promoted to Lieutenant (O-3). He worked for the Joint Task Force-Guantanamo Commander (JTF-GTMO), working directly with incarcerated terrorists at the Guantanamo Bay Joint Detention Facility.
In 2007, LT DeSantis reported to the Naval Special Warfare Command Group in Coronado, California, where he was assigned to SEAL Team One and deployed to Iraq with the troop surge as the Legal Advisor to the SEAL Commander, Special Operations Task Force-West in Fallujah.
He returned to CONUS in April 2008, at which time he was reassigned to the Naval Region Legal Service. He earned an appointment with the U.S. Department of Justice to serve as a federal prosecutor at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Middle District of Florida. LT DeSantis was assigned as a Trial Defense Counsel until his Honorable Discharge from active duty in February 2010. He concurrently accepted a Reserve commission as a Lieutenant, Judge Advocate General Corps, in the US Naval Reserve. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal and the Iraq Campaign Medal.[3

Ted Yoho began his work for the state of Florida on January 3, 2012.  He is a Republican from the 3rd district, which was gerrymandered when African American Rep Corrine Brown was booted to the 5th district.  He represents parts of Jacksonville and areas directly south.  He is a large animal vet. 

Yoho's biggest claims to fame are his endorsements:  Paul Ryan (aka, the Twerp), Michelle Bachmann, Allen West.  Oh, and his Congressional office is run by a 24 year old girl whose experience dates to the fact that she once interned for another Congressional Rep.  We actually pay these people. 

Why did I highlight these 2?  It's simple.  Along with the aforementioned Paul Ryan, they voted AGAINST relief for Hurricane Sandy victims.  Yup.  Congressmen from Florida voting against hurricane relief.  Having been in office for two weeks, I'm sure they drew upon their vast experience to arrive at this conclusion.


1 comment:

Kelly said...

Hmmm... you would think someone from Florida would have a little more compassion for hurricane victims.