(RepublicanDaily.org) – During and immediately after Hurricane Ian, the devastating storm that hit Florida earlier this year, both Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) and President Joe Biden received praise for their responses to the situation. People were glad to see the pair put aside their political differences to address the emergency as effectively as possible. However, it appears the pair’s harmony following the hurricane may have come to an end.
On Monday, December 5, the popular conservative governor complained that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) had rejected his state’s request to provide funding for the reconstruction of homes damaged by the storm. DeSantis added that his administration intended to challenge the ruling and secure financial relief for affected Floridians. He also revealed he would provide millions of dollars from state coffers for reconstruction projects.
DeSantis accuses Biden of denying funding for hurricane recovery https://t.co/mDpelpybrv
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) December 5, 2022
FEMA spokesperson Jeremy Edwards challenged DeSantis’ criticism, stating his view that it was not the agency’s place to provide funding for the type of work required. Edward stressed that FEMA focuses on “emergency measures needed to protect life and public safety.”
FEMA has already provided nearly $3 billion to the state of Florida following Hurricane Ian. DeSantis’ rejected request was for $25 million.
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