Episode 202

School's in?


July 8th, 2020

24 mins 43 secs

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About this Episode

Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran is ordering public schools to fully reopen in August, regardless of the COVID-19 crisis. Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Shultz says that’s unwise — and unconstitutional.

Also, on today’s Sunrise:

— Gov. Ron DeSantis travels to Miami to announce the state is sending 100 nurses to help with the region’s spike in COVID-19. He claims it wouldn’t be a problem is Floridians would only follow his game plan.

— However, the Governor’s guidelines were not mandatory, and Democrats in Florida’s Congressional delegation say it’s time for DeSantis to grow a spine. Congresswoman Donna Shalala says his meek guidelines put lives at risk.

— The Democrats #1 ask of the Governor is a mandatory mask rule, something he would rather leave to local officials. Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Giménez has already made them mandatory in his county, which is now facing the worst surge in the state.

— But Gimenez has now walked back a couple of
the new restrictions — including those imposed on gyms and restaurants in his county. The Miami Herald describes it as “moonwalking.”

— Checking-in with a Florida Man arrested for drunken driving on a lawnmower.