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Lt. Gov. Lopez-Cantera, Rep. Jolly, and Carlos Beruff Are With Trump

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Donald Trump is now the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, the leader of the GOP nationally and here in Florida.  Republican Senate hopefuls Lt. Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera and Representative David Jolly remain “undecided” about their support for Donald Trump as the Republican nominee for President. On the other hand, Republican Carlos Beruff, another Senate hopeful, is a fervent Donald Trump supporter.

Unless Jolly and Lopez-Cantera now grow backbones and follow the lead of fellow Republican Representative Carlos Curbelo, declaring unequivocally that they will not vote for Donald Trump, then Lopez-Cantera and Jolly remain #WithTrump.

But regardless of their endorsement of Donald Trump, Floridians already know Lt. Gov. Lopez-Cantera, Rep. Jolly, and Carlos Beruff support the Trump agenda on immigration. Governor Lopez-Cantera has been outspoken about his support for a wall along the U.S. – Mexico border, much like the one that Donald Trump is currently proposing. He opposes DAPA and DACA, the policy that offers a modest step forward for young immigrants and parents of U.S. citizens. Lopez-Cantera has shown that he is an opportunist, supporting and opposing immigrant policies when it is politically convenient to him.

Rep. David Jolly has voiced opposition to the DACA program, while Carlos Beruff supports the construction of a border wall and has proposed banning certain immigrants from entering the United States.

“For immigration policy and a wide array of issues, electing Trump to the presidency would be a disaster for both the United States and Florida. Trump has unleashed a new level of hate in America that threatens the very fabric of our society,” said Juan Escalante, Director of Florida’s Voice.  “Republicans like Carlos Lopez-Cantera and David Jolly are with Donald Trump until they pledge to not support his candidacy. Carlos Beruff is a Donald Trump loyalist, there is no doubt about that. These are not the kinds of ‘leaders’ that Florida needs.”