Politics

LIZ LOSES IT: Warren Wants Equity Adviser at FEMA, Echoing Veep's Controversial Comments

posted by Hannity Staff - 10.11.22

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren has officially echoed comments made by the Veep last week, calling for an “equity adviser” at FEMA to disperse equity-based aid.

According to Fox News, “Warren, D-Mass., is hoping to attach this requirement to the annual defense policy bill that the Senate started working on this week. Senate consideration of that bill began just days after Vice President Kamala Harris suggested an equity-based system of distributing aid related to climate change.”

“It is our lowest income communities and our communities of color that are most impacted by these extreme conditions,” Harris said Sept. 30. “We have to address this in a way that is about giving resources based on equity, understanding that we fight for equality, but we also need to fight for equity.”

From Fox News:

Many interpreted Harris’ remarks as a signal that FEMA would distribute Hurricane Ian disaster relief funding based on race or other considerations. The White House rejected that interpretation and said she was only talking about how to distribute long-term federal funding to fight climate change.

But Warren’s amendment appears to embrace the idea that the White House rejected, and explicitly calls on FEMA to consider race, ethnicity and class when immediate disaster aid is delivered. Her amendment was introduced a day before Harris made her controversial remarks, but the vice president’s comments could influence senators’ decisions on whether to include Warren’s language in the days and weeks ahead.

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