Gov. Ron DeSantis is saying Capitol Police will have additional officers on standby to deal with any armed protests by disgruntled supporters of Donald Trump.
Also, on today’s Sunrise:
— During a news conference at The Villages, the Governor talked briefly about last week’s deadly riot in Washington … with one question he would not answer.
— DeSantis may not want to answer about the President, but he is doing a bit of a victory dance over his decision to put seniors at the head of the line for COVID-19 vaccinations.
— DeSantis also announced Publix stores in three North Florida counties will start offering vaccinations.
— Shortly after that announcement, the Department of Health released the daily COVID-19 casualty count. As of Tuesday, 23,585 died in Florida and more than one-and-a-half million have contracted the disease.
— On Sunrise in-depth, you’ll hear how the COVID-19 crisis has worsened the opioid crisis.
— And finally, today’s Florida Man story is about a firefighter charged with shenanigans at the U.S. Capitol last week.