Around the South for Mar. 23: CA, FL & AL


California: Nunes says Trump transition team under surveillance. US Rep. Davin Nunes (R-CA), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, announced yesterday that “the intelligence community” collected information about members of the Trump transition team, and possibly Donald Trump himself. Nunes said none of the surveillance was related to Russia, but said he was “very concerned” about the surveillance activities ……. Florida: Jolly says Trump “not intellectually qualified.” Former US Rep. David Jolly (R), who is expected to run for office again as a Republican in the Sunshine State, questioned on CNN “whether this president is intellectually qualified to be President of the United States.” Jolly added, “He does not practice in details, nor understands the finer points of domestic or foreign policy.” Former US Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) called Jolly’s claim “absurd.” ……. Alabama: Jones says Bentley to resign in April. State Rep. Mike Jones (R), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said he expects Gov. Robert Bentley to resign in mid-April, reports A Bentley spokesperson, however, said Bentley plans “to finish the race,” as he said in his State of the State Address …….