Episode 354

Investigate

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March 5th, 2021

20 mins 24 secs

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Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, the only Democrat holding statewide office, is asking the FBI to investigate Gov. Ron DeSantis for setting up vaccination sites in areas suggested by campaign donors rewarded handsomely for steering vaccine to wealthy enclaves.

Also, on today’s Sunrise:

— Senate Democratic Leader Gary Farmer is also piling on, asking the U.S. Attorney General to investigate.

— The Miami Herald reports the Governor received hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign donations after a wealthy gated community near Key Largo received more than 1,200 doses of vaccine back in January when everyone else was waiting in line. DeSantis denied having anything to do with it … and doesn’t see a problem.

— The Governor also attacked the Miami Herald, saying they got the story wrong because he had nothing to do with those shots.

— A major change in vaccination policy: teachers of all ages are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. DeSantis doesn't like it, but the White House issued a mandate and the feds are paying for the vaccine so he had to go along.

— Protecting businesses from COVID-19 lawsuits is the No. 1 priority in the Legislature; Republican leaders brought their bill to the house floor Thursday.

— While Republican leaders are pushing bills to limit COVID-19 lawsuits, a freshman Democrat says they need to do something for the rest of us. Among other things, Rep. Andrew Learned says we need paid sick leave, better unemployment benefits, Medicaid expansion for low-income workers and statewide masking
requirements.

— Learned knows his bill is going nowhere in the Legislature, but he’s hoping Republicans will borrow some of his ideas.

— And finally, a Florida Woman attacked her roommate with her pussy ... the kind with claws.