Around the South for July 13th, 2018: FL, KY, & AL

Florida: DeSantis urges Castro indictment.  U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) is calling on President Donald Trump to investigate Raul Castro, brother of Fidel, for his role in  for his role in shooting down an airplane in 1996 which had three U.S. citizens and a permanent resident.  Other Sunshine State politicians including U.S. Reps. Carlos Curbelo, Mario Diaz-Balart, Matt Gaetz have joined DeSantis, who is currently running for governor.  Kentucky: McConnell can’t eat in peace.  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has had yet another meal interrupted by leftist protesters, this time while eating out in Louisville.  Republican politicians being harassed while out in public has become a common occurrence in recent months as a form of ‘protest’ against their policies.  Alabama: Congresswoman facing primary challenge.  U.S. Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL) is in the fight of her political life in a runoff against fellow Republican Bobby Bright, and support of the president is at the center of the challenge.  Many Republicans are upset with Roby, a four-term incumbent, for her negative comments against Trump surrounding the “Access Hollywood” tape that came out during the 2016 campaign which captured Trump bragging about sexually assaulting women.  Trump, however, has tweeted support for Roby over Bright, a former Democratic congressman who has since swapped parties.