The head of FEMA stated that Ian’s aid would be distributed to “all communities,” rejecting Harris’ calls for “equity.”

Sunday, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency denied Vice President Kamala Harris’s earlier claim that aid should be “based on equity,” insisting that aid for Hurricane Ian will be provided to “all communities.”
We will provide assistance to all communities. Deanne Criswell stated this on CBS News’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday, “I committed that to the governor, I commit to you right here that all Floridians are going to be able to get the help that is available to them through our programs.”Criswell was responding to a question from host Margaret Brennan about Harris’ remarks on Friday and the backlash they sparked, including from the re-election campaign of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, which stated that the comments could cause “undue panic.”
Sen. Rick Scott, a Republican from Florida,said that the aid from FEMA should be colorblind.
She also insisted that any obstacles to aid access will be removed by the federal government.
The individuals who require our assistance the most will be able to obtain it. Criswell stated, “We are going to be there to support everybody that needs help. I know that the vice p resident and the p resident share the same values.”When the vice president said last week that “communities of color” should get hurricane aid first, it caused a stir.
In an interview with actress Priyanka Chopra that took place on Friday at the Women’s Leadership Forum of the Democratic National Committee, Harris stated, “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.” He made these remarks during the event.

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