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NBC Miami: Fighting Back Against Sexual Harassment

When she was 17, Mary Barzee Flores was a pizza shop worker with a boss from hell. Not working was not an option. Her father had died, leaving her mother with three children, no life insurance and not much in material wealth. “Times were tough, so I...

Lock Him Up!

This morning, Trump’s former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn was indicted for lying to the F.B.I., and is reported by the New York Times as about to plead guilty. What he lied about strikes to the heart of the accusations against Donald Trump and his administration:...

Trump denies legitimacy of audio tape

“I said it. I was wrong. I apologize.” That’s what candidate Trump said in response to the infamous Access Hollywood tape where he claimed he could sexually assault women because he was famous. Yet now, as he defends his endorsement of accused pedophile and Republican Senate nominee...

Sexual Harassment in Congress.

As a woman, the sexual assault and harassment claims emerging across this country are hardly surprising. On my first day in the courtroom as a lawyer, a judge made a crack about my looks. But that was nothing compared to what I had to endure from...

Impeachment Push Update

Less than 2 weeks ago, I called for Donald Trump’s impeachment and promised to make that a priority when taking office. Since that time, thousands of supporters have signed up, and many Democrats, even those currently in office, have followed suit. Removing Donald Trump from office...

Breaking: EMILY’S List just endorsed my campaign

Huge news -- EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest organization committed to electing pro-choice Democratic women, has officially endorsed my campaign to represent Florida’s 27th District in Congress! “Mary Barzee Flores has built a reputation as a dogged public defender and empathetic judge in the same community...

Impeach the President

President Donald J. Trump should be impeached and removed from office. I spent nearly a decade as a judge and over a decade prior as a federal public defender. I have a deep and abiding respect for the notion that no man or woman - even...

A tax code nightmare for everyone but the rich and their corporations.

It’s exactly what you would expect from this Republican-held Congress: A new tax plan that makes the middle class pay for tax cuts to corporations and the ultra rich. How do they pay for it? By eliminating deductions for student loan interest payments and medical expenses, while...