It was mostly a time for celebration and sentiment on Monday as four members of South Florida held a ceremonial swearing in to mark their new terms in
Deutch condemned what he said was the typical reaction that "too many of us have had for years now" that nothing can be done after a major gun tragedy. "That is not something that we can afford to happen this time," he said.
The event was mostly a way for the four Democrats to celebrate the beginning of their terms in front of friends, family and political supporters at the Federal Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale.
The audience of 300 learned that when Wasserman Schultz was fresh out of college with her political science degree, she was looking for a job in Tallahassee – and got turned away by Frankel. And Wilson can be tough to live with, according to Frankel (who roomed with her in Tallahassee) and Wasserman Schultz (who roomed with her in Tallahassee and in
Wasserman Schultz, whose job as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee often has her emphasizing the partisan, praised two
And there were warm words between Broward Mayor Kristin Jacobs, who acted as emcee, and Frankel: "I am so proud of you, Lois. I am so happy to be with you here today."
Frankel defeated Jacobs in the August 2012 Democratic primary. That was forgotten, at least for Monday, as the two hugged.
The crowd wasn't treated to what would have been the day's best visual, suggested by Frankel. "I'm so excited that I could do a cartwheel, but it wouldn't look good."
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