Gov. Ron DeSantis is doubling down on his bill targeting Black Lives Matter protesters. The Governor says he would like the Legislature to approve it during a Special Session after the November election.
Also, on today’s Sunrise:
— He may have Republican support, but Democrats in the legislature say Florida’s protests have been peaceful and the Governor is trying to create a crisis to distract from everything else going wrong on his watch.
— And the protesters targeted by the governor accuse him to trying to score political points with a proposal that he … as a lawyer ... knows is unconstitutional.
— The protesters say they wish DeSantis cared as much about COVID-19 victims as he does about their demonstrations.
— The Governor and Cabinet hold their first in-person meeting since the start of the pandemic. It was not on their agenda, but it did come up. After hearing some countries are imposing new restrictions because of a second wave of COVID-19, the Governor said that won’t happen here.
— There have now been more than 200,000 COVID-19 fatalities nationwide, with Florida helping to break that barrier. The Department of Health reported 99 more deaths Tuesday; Florida’s toll is now 13,579.
— And finally, a Florida Man who was nearly done in by a gator, because of a crock.