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FEMA administrator Brock Long knocked down multiple misleading or false media narratives during an interview with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell on Wednesday.

The interview covered a wide range of topics, including FEMA’s response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the preparations for the landfall of Hurricane Florence.

“The fact is,” Mitchell said, “Just as after Katrina, where there was infrastructure in parts of New Orleans, that is a federal responsibility. These are American citizens.”

“Uh, no, you’re actually wrong on that,” Long shot back. “It’s not a federal responsibility to upkeep the infrastructure. Actually most of the infrastructure in this company is owned by the private sector.”

Long also noted that FEMA put “over $2 billion in food and commodities” on Puerto Rico after the storm, but that grocery stores and retailers have to help with the recovery as well.

Mitchell then tried to hit FEMA on the death toll in Puerto Rico, which Long explained is largely due to deaths that occurred from lack of infrastructure or accidents during repairs.

“When it comes to the indirect deaths … the indirect deaths for any event are typically greater in many cases,” Long said. “You have [in] people who died after the storm passed because they fell off their roof making repairs, they died in car crashes because the stoplights were off, you have chainsaw accidents, you have accidents with people cleaning up debris.”

Finally, Mitchell referenced Sen. Jeff Merkley’s claim that FEMA re-appropriated money from hurricane response to ICE detentions.

Not only were the $10 million funds in question already set to expire at the end of the year, but they could not be used for disaster relief purposes because of appropriations rules.

“Right now, that money has nothing to do with what you see behind me,” Long said of the story, gesturing to the FEMA employees sitting behind him. “It does not pay for this response, it is not coming out of the disaster relief fund, it has no impact on our efforts to be prepared in Florence.”

“Unfortunately, we have a congressman that is playing politics on the back of Florence. There’s no story there,” he concluded.

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9 Comments

9 Comments

  1. Mike Dar

    September 13, 2018 at 12:55 pm

    Once again the left blames the right for bad weather, once again the tried and true ‘Hurricane’ is the fault of Republicans, the response is never enough, the coordination is always short… everyone knows this coming well before the Hurricane makes land fall, just as we all knew the left was going to all be about claiming the worst about Kavanagh… even before the candidate for the Supreme was mentioned.
    Stacked piles of aide for the last ‘Republican Hurricane’ that never got delivered by the Socialist rulers doesn’t matter even with pictures to prove,,, the Socialist leaders going to Chicago to formulate the worst outcome of aid getting to the citizens is not mentioned, officials stealing aid, hiding aid, taking over assistance and delaying the assistance.. all ignored by a media that well appears to care not a whit about the citizens of the island and only care about the politicians of the island- all Socialist criminals!
    It really is too bad Republicans in out Congress are in the majority, simply Democrats hiding behind a Republican label and they refuse to stand up to leftist outrages.

    • Claire

      September 13, 2018 at 5:58 pm

      Mike, you are so correct. Thanks for putting it so well.

  2. joe

    September 13, 2018 at 2:09 pm

    Why don’t she get her ass over there and do something besides make up lies, dumb cunt

    • Susan Keys

      September 13, 2018 at 3:48 pm

      Language please. Disgusting.

      • Andrew

        September 14, 2018 at 8:29 am

        She is a dumb cunt and he has the First Amendment right to say it.

  3. Jim Alfirov

    September 13, 2018 at 3:05 pm

    Jeez, what a dried up old hag. Doing her best to drag some lies uphill. She’s a waste of air….and so is her worthless husband, as well as her employer and collogues.

  4. N

    September 13, 2018 at 7:24 pm

    ‪Expose, boycott, prosecute all these deep state treasonous NAZI commie liberal demoncrats post-haste,Patriots! Drain the rat infested swamp President Trump! Vote Republican in Nov to save the country from NAZI Commie Demoncrat rule. No McCains, please!‬

  5. Brianna D Penny

    September 14, 2018 at 12:37 pm

    I’m surprised she didn’t say we’re having technical difficulties when he kept making her look stupid anyway we appreciate you FEMA I actually almost got the chance to work with you when I was in the Alabama national guard I think back in 07 in Montgomery but turned out the weather didn’t get that bad but you guys made sure we ate well and for me and some others slept well cuz I was supposed to work the night shift but time night came y’all didn’t need us anymore so again thanks for the delicious airforce food and comfortable living quarters for the day

  6. Sue Jackson

    September 15, 2018 at 11:52 am

    Another MSM Hack-Hag with an agenda that has NOTHING whatsoever to do with reporting the news as real journalist do. When you add in Senile & Dishonest with Andrea Mitchells attempts to do what I call “got-cha” reporting of the news, then you have the full picture of about 90% of our so-called journalist-news correspondents. What I find most appalling is the fact that these trolls will use even something so serious as a CAT 5 or 6 Hurricane prediction to beat our POTUS over the head with stupid & false claims they know are untrue. If one tells a lie they are known to be a Liar but when one repeats lies as facts then they are known as “DAMN LIARS”!!! These people cannot nor should they ever be considered to be anything other than “DAMN LIARS”!!!!!! I call people like this the lowest form of life, untrustworthy and should be exiled from society.

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