(DCWatchdog.com) – With millions of Americans impacted by Hurricane Ian — a significant number of whom have lost everything — Vice President Kamala Harris is being slammed for coming out and saying that who gets aid should be “based on equity.”
As the New York Post details in, “VP Harris slammed for saying Hurricane Ian aid will be ‘based on equity'”:
“Vice President Harris came in for a torrent of criticism after telling an audience that ‘communities of color’ would be first in line for relief in the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Ian.
“‘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,’ she said during a discussion with Priyanka Chopra at the Democratic National Committee’s Women’s Leadership Forum on Friday.
“‘If we want people to be in an equal place sometimes we need to take into account those disparities and do that work,’ she added.” [emphasis added]
The criticism of Harris’ comments came quickly.
“Harris’ remarks immediately came in for backlash, including from Christina Pushaw, rapid response director for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
“‘This is false. @VP’s rhetoric is causing undue panic and must be clarified. FEMA Individual Assistance is already available to all Floridians impacted by Hurricane Ian, regardless of race or background,’ Pushaw said.” [emphasis added]
— New York Post (@nypost) October 1, 2022
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