Gov. Ron DeSantis held a secret meeting on COVID-19. No reporters in the room mean no embarrassing questions about the rise in cases.
Also, on today’s Sunrise:
— Democrats in the Legislature are piling on DeSantis. Sen. Annette Taddeo wants the Governor to declare a state of emergency and Sen. Audrey Gibson wants him to order the health department to return to daily reporting of COVID-19 stats.
— Congressman Charlie Crist, who is running for Governor, says DeSantis is more concerned with a run for the White House than he is about the surge in COVID-19 cases.
— And as long as the Governor is ignoring the issue, Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried — also running for Governor — decided to start holding her own news conferences on the COVID-19 crisis.
— In Washington, the House holds its first hearing on the Insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, much to the dismay of Congressman Matt Gaetz.
— Speaking of Gaetz, his future sister-in-law describes him as “weird and creepy.” Roxanne Luckey posted a video on social media describing how he encouraged a colleague in his mid-30s to ask her out when she was a 19-year-old Capitol intern.
— And finally, a Florida man wanted to walk to New York in a water bubble.