Kamala Harris Walks Away From Reporter’s Question
(TheRedWire.com) – Hurricane Ian came ashore on the southwestern coast of Florida on Wednesday, September 28, moved north towards Orlando, went back out to sea, and slapped South Carolina on Friday. It was one of the strongest storms ever to hit the Sunshine State. On Friday, Vice President Kamala Harris said communities of color and low income would be the most impacted and said the government should give financial resources based on “equity.”
As of Sunday, rescuers saved over 1,100 people. In addition, at least 76 people died in Florida and four in South Carolina, and that number could grow. Losses are likely over $60 billion in property damage, making it the second-biggest recorded loss behind Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
VP Kamala Harris dodges question asking about dispersing Hurricane Ian relief based on 'equity' https://t.co/d4yXlNi5bU
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On Sunday, Harris attended the 51st annual Phoenix Awards, hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus. A reporter asked the vice president what she meant about providing equity for hurricane relief efforts. She refused to acknowledge the question and walked away with security detail in tow.
Christina Pushaw, rapid response director for Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ campaign, blasted Harris’ statement. She noted the VP’s comment regarding equity was wrong. Pushaw stated that assistance was available to all Floridians in need impacted by Ian, regardless of their race. The White House has remained silent on her comment. On Sunday, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Deanne Criswell countered the vice president and said the agency would support all communities.
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