Minnesota Governor Tim Walz (D) revealed dissatisfaction following the Trump administration’s rejection of a $16 million federal bailout for rioting that happened in the wake of George Floyd’s death.
Walz had actually asked for that the feds state Minnesota a “major disaster” zone in a letter to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), mentioning occasions totaled up to the 2nd most harmful event of civil discontent in American history. The Los Angeles riots of 1992 being the most harmful.
Over 1,500 structures were harmed by rioters in the wake of Floyd’s death, triggering well over $500 million in damages, Walz showed.
President Trump rejected the request.
“The Governor is disappointed that the federal government declined his request for financial support,” a declaration from Walz’s workplace checks out. “As we navigate one of the most difficult periods in our state’s history, we look for support from our federal government to help us through.”
Great news! @realDonaldTrump has actually REJECTED Minnesota’s catastrophe request to fix half a billion dollars in damage from the riots. Governors and Mayors who purchased cops to stand down and see their cities burn should not get a cent in taxpayer help! https://t.co/8WAgm7AFa7
–Rep Jeff Duncan (@RepJeffDuncan) July 11, 2020
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NOW He Wants Help
Walz’s declaration about wanting to the federal government for assistance didn’t go undetected by observers who enjoyed as he declined military assistance used by the President.
“We could have troops on the ground very quickly if they ever want our military,” Trump stated back inMay “They (states) have to get tougher.”
The Twin Cities Pioneer Press reported that “top law enforcement leaders” affirmed to the Senate that “earlier deployment of National Guard members to assist in the response to protests, arson fires and looting in Minneapolis and St. Paul could’ve mitigated the damage that resulted in May.”
RepublicanRep Tom Emmer (MN) advised the President to decline the help request according to the Washington Examiner.
“If the federal government is expected to assist in the clean-up of these unfortunate weeks, it has an obligation to every American — prior to the release of funding — to fully understand the events which allowed for this level of destruction to occur and ensure it never happens again,” he composed in a letter to the President.
“You woke it you bought it” @GovTimWalz and @May orFrey. https://t.co/nN5xINwcgS
— Doug Powers (@ThePowers ThatBe) July 11, 2020
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Should Have Taken Action Sooner
Others commemorated the administration’s relocate to decline the bailout emergency situation funds keeping in mind that Minnesota’s legislators were at first alright with the lawlessness as they kicked back and enjoyed their cities burn.
“The president offered the National Guard but the pathetic governor waited and waited,” conservative radio host Mark Levin tweeted. “And now the Minneapolis city council votes to abolish its police department. Pay for your own man-made hell. So much for utopia.”
Wise You wish to defund cops and let the woke mob cut loose, do it by yourself cent,Gov You ought to have asked the President for assistance BEFORE you sustained this much damage.https://t.co/5hSnFknF6p
— Jenna Ellis (@JennaEllis Esq) July 12, 2020
South Carolina Representative Jeff Duncan, mentioning the rejection as “great news” stated, “Governors and Mayors who ordered police to stand down and watch their cities burn shouldn’t get a penny in taxpayer aid!”
Sorry Dems, you can’t permit individuals to ruin your city or state by declining to carry out order just to later on ask the American taxpayer to repair the mess you developed.