Skip to comments.Gov. Walz (MN) appeals FEMA decision to deny aid after civil unrest
Posted on 08/08/2020 7:03:34 PM PDT by 11th_VA
Gov. Tim Walz on Friday announced he is appealing the federal government's decision to deny a major disaster declaration to help Minnesota rebuild from the rioting that broke out after George Floyd's death in police custody.
The Governor requested funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency on July 2. That request was denied on July 10.
Walz requested funding specifically to help rebuild public infrastructure that had been damaged in the civil unrest starting on May 27.
In a news release, Walz cited the Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, which states that fires to public infrastructures regardless of cause, are eligible for federal reimbursement.
According to the governor's office, a preliminary assessment discovered more than $15 million of eligible damages directly related to fires.
'As we navigate one of the most difficult periods in our state's history, the need for support from our federal partners is more important than ever,' Walz said in a statement. 'The magnitude of this event was severe, and Minnesotans are hurting. We are asking our national leadership to join us in our efforts to help our communities to recover.'
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Screw your liberal pussy moron. Rebuild your own crap loser
You let them burn your citizens buildings to the ground
Maybe he can use the money defunded from the Minneapolis police department. < / sarcasm >
The magnitude of this event was severe, and Minnesotans are hurting.
They are hurting because of you and your fellow Democrats.
sob was filmed helping light the fires
and protecting the arsonists.
There should be zero federal tax dollars going back to states, for any reason. If there were no federal tax dollars, Democrats everywhere at the state and local level would be tossed from office because they'd have to make tough decisions with the revenue within their own state.
He could have at least made a good faith attempt to stop the violence, but he sat on his hands. Why should taxpayers in other states have to pay for it?
He didn’t sit on his hands
He waved the cops off with them
Suppose the feds do give them the money to rebuild. What steps are the local government taking to prevent the same thing from happening again? As far any anyone can see they plan on doing their usual nothing.
Go ask your deep state gods for money.
No one needs aid to rebuild from “peaceful” protests .
“Peaceful protestors” don’t do any damage!
The nerve of this idiot. You cant ask for money after you REFUSED to even try to stop the unrest!
Being PC has a cost. He needs to pay it.
Sorry Timmy, but you screwed the pooch and it is fundamentally unfair to the rest of the nation to have to pick up the tab for your complicity in the devastation wrought upon your city.
You declined to use any of the tools at your disposal to pacify the same people who vote for you, so your request is also political in nature, IMO, thus, you lose.
You were offered assistance from the Federal Government when this occurred and refused, but now you want that same Federal Government to pick up the tab for your asinine “decision”? That is wrong from any way you look at it.
I have a deal for you. Round up every single rioter and looter that caused this devastation, lead them to the gallows and remove them from the world of the living, and maybe, MAYBE, then we can talk.
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