From the beginning, this Administration’s response towards Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria was an abomination. We here have tried to keep focus on the disrespect and disregard towards these American Citizens. We pointed out how the negligence seemed obvious and deliberate. We have the incident with the medical ship, first not being sent, then not being placed where it could do the most help. We have the Mayor of San Juan, pleading for help, and standing up for her citizens, while the Governor of Puerto Rico was bootlicking Dolt45 shoes. That infamous paper towel throwing incident with Dolt45. The crookedness with the power contract given to some bumblefuck outfit from some small state, with connections to one of Dolt45’s Administration crooks. How FEMA couldn’t find all the people who were stranded by the Hurricane, but yet Chef Jose Andres and his crew could find them, and set up kitchens to feed them. Video crews could find them too, but, yet, not FEMA. Them attempting to lie about how many people DIED as a result of the government’s neglect following the hurricane. The disrespect continued for those who came to the mainland, with them having to fight for aid that was freely given to other communities.
Folks like me who were sounding the alarm…we were ‘ paranoid’. Dolt45’s Administration was just ‘merely incompetent’. There’s no conspiracy like YOU PEOPLE think that there is. You know that Puerto Rico is a bad place, and was a bad place before Hurricane Maria, and why can’t they just pull theirselves up by the bootstraps like other communities that were devastated by a natural disaster.
So….THIS article came as no surprise. These folks need to be charged.
Team Trump admits holding back billions for Puerto Rico disaster recovery
Published October 23, 2019
BY Mc Nelly Torres, DCReport @ RawStory
Trump administration officials have admitted that last summer they knowingly withheld billions of dollars Congress appropriated to help Puerto Rico recover from Hurricane Maria. House Democrats say withholding the relief money violates the law.
Federal law requires that our government help Americans hit by natural disasters. But two Housing and Urban Development officials acknowledged at a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing on Oct. 17 that HUD blocked the Puerto Rico relief funds.
The HUD delay meant the island missed a deadline to apply for billions of dollars in disaster relief funds, raising doubts about when, if ever, the money will flow to the island devasted in September 2017 by the Category 5 hurricane.
The federal money is part of a $19 billion supplemental disaster relief bill that Congress passed in June. It came with stipulations requiring HUD to provide funding notices to nine states and two American territories, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The agency published the required guidance in the federal register for 9 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands on Aug. 30, 2019. But HUD intentionally left Puerto Rico out of the notices, the HUD officials admitted.
Without the required guidance, the island territory could not apply for the disaster money appropriated by Congress. The guidance required the nine states and the U.S. Virgin Islands to submit detailed plans on how each jurisdiction would spend HUD Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery Program funds.
Puerto Rico is supposed to be the largest recipient of these funds, with $8.3 billion for large mitigation projects to prepare for future storms and prevent a repeat of the catastrophic devastation from Hurricane Maria.
They DELIBERATELY did not tell them. I have been saying this for awhile…
They are trying to kill these American Citizens.😠😠