Republicans in control of Florida’s state government are dealing with a new reality in Washington: Donald Trump is out; Joe Biden is in.
Also, on today’s Sunrise:
— Trump skipped the inauguration ceremonies and delivered farewell remarks to the crowd before leaving the White House.
— Trump spent his last moments as President in Palm Beach County, waving to his new neighbors from inside an armored Escalade after making the final flight on Air Force One.
— Florida Democrats didn’t have much to celebrate after the election because they lost seats in both Congress and the state Legislature, but they are happy now that Biden was sworn in.
— The new chair of the Florida Democratic Party is vowing to come up with some way to make his party relevant again.
— But, for the moment, Democrats like Sen. Gary Farmer of Broward are smiling. Or is that more like a grin?
— Coronavirus doesn’t care who’s in charge; it just keeps on killing. Florida added 145 fatalities and almost 12,000 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday. The virus has infected more than 1,600,000 Floridians since the pandemic began.
— And finally, a Florida Man who went to jail for trying to free the horses.