About every Florida politician in sight is condemning the Cuban government's crackdown on protesters and expressing solidarity with the people of Cuba. Sen. Marco Rubio is warning this could trigger the next Mariel boatlift.
Also, on today’s Sunrise:
— The next Speaker of the Florida House says he doesn't see the need for any immediate action by the Legislature to address the condo collapse in Surfside. Paul Renner says the code works … the problem here appears to have been the condo association.
— Renner also warned against seeking legislative remedies before figuring out the actual cause of the disaster.
— The Governor hits the road to announce $30 million in grants for some of the least populated areas of the state. They're called Small City Community Development Block Grants. That money will pay for everything from sidewalks and sewers to downtown revitalizations.
— Starting next month, Carnival Cruise Lines says anyone who wants to set sail on one of their ships from a Florida port will have to be vaccinated … or buy a special travel insurance policy to cover any COVID-19 related expenses.
— And finally, authorities are accusing a Florida Man of trying to smuggle crystal meth into the Orange County jail — by concealing it in his foreskin.