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FEMA Administrator Brock Long Fact-Checks MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell
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Ubiquitous
2018-09-13 01:05:01 UTC
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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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FPP
2018-09-13 22:24:23 UTC
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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.
Oopsie!

"Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Brock Long is the
target of an ongoing Department of Homeland Security inspector general
investigation into whether he misused government vehicles during his
commutes to North Carolina from Washington, according to three people
familiar with the matter, including current and former administration
officials.

The actions by Long, the U.S. government’s lead disaster official as the
country braces for Hurricane Florence, have been called into question by
the inspector general over whether taxpayers have inappropriately footed
the bill for his travel, an issue that has tripped up a number of
current and former top Trump administration officials."
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NoBody
2018-09-14 11:37:29 UTC
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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.
Oopsie!
"Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Brock Long is the
target of an ongoing Department of Homeland Security inspector general
investigation into whether he misused government vehicles during his
commutes to North Carolina from Washington, according to three people
familiar with the matter, including current and former administration
officials.
"Sources say" = BS

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