Kamala Harris ignores question about giving away Hurricane Ian relief based on 'equity'

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Vice President Kamala Harris dodged a question astir a connection she made saying that alleviation for communities affected by the devastating Hurricane Ian should beryllium based connected 'equity.' 

Harris was asked by a newsman at the 51st yearly Phoenix Awards, a meal hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Saturday evening successful Washington, 'Vice President, tin you clarify what you meant astir equity for hurricane relief?' 

The vice president, contempt looking consecutive astatine the reporter, did not respond to the question and walked distant with a information detail, according to Fox News

This comes aft the Vice President, a Democrat, was heavy criticized for saying that it was radical of colour and lower-income communities who are 'most impacted by these utmost [weather] conditions.' 

Christina Pushaw, person of accelerated effect for Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, called Vice President Harris' statements mendacious and added, 'Her rhetoric is causing undue panic and indispensable beryllium clarified. FEMA Individual Assistance is already disposable to each Floridians impacted by Hurricane Ian, careless of contention oregon background.'

Vice President Kamala Harris dodged a question astir a connection she made saying that alleviation for communities affected by the devastating Hurricane Ian should beryllium based connected 'equity.'

The vice president, contempt looking straight astatine the reporter, did not respond to the question and walked distant with information detail 

Pushaw went connected to promote her followers who request assistance successful the aftermath of the hurricane to telephone 1-800-621-3362 oregon log connected to Disasterassistance.gov. 

She followed up her archetypal connection by saying: 'The @VP needs to close what she said arsenic well. A existent writer would simply inquire her to clarify what she meant by those comments and wherefore she misrepresented the alleviation effort.'

Speaking astatine the Democratic National Committee's Women's Leadership Forum connected Friday, Harris said that it was radical of colour and lower-income communities who are 'most impacted by these utmost [weather] conditions.' 

The devastation inflicted connected Florida came into absorption a time aft Ian struck as a monstrous Category 4 hurricane, 1 of the strongest storms ever to deed the U.S. 

It flooded homes connected some the state’s coasts, chopped disconnected the lone roadworthy entree to a obstruction island, destroyed a historical waterfront pier, and knocked retired energy to 2.67 cardinal Florida homes and businesses — astir a 4th of inferior customers.  

Harris, 57, was discussing clime alteration with histrion Priyanka Chopra successful Washington, DC erstwhile she made her comments. 

Vice President Kamala Harris speaks during the Democratic National Committee's Women's Leadership Forum successful Washington, DC

Harris, 57, was discussing clime alteration with histrion Priyanka Chopra erstwhile she made her arguable comments

Harris said of the relief: 'We person to code this successful a mode that is astir giving resources based connected equity, knowing that we combat for equality, but we besides request to combat for equity'

The Vice President continued: 'I cognize we are each reasoning astir the families successful Florida and Puerto Rico with [Hurricane] Fiona and what we request to bash to assistance them successful presumption of an contiguous effect and aid.'

She went on: 'We person to code this successful a mode that is astir giving resources based connected equity, knowing that we combat for equality, but we besides request to combat for equity.'

Harris added: 'Understanding not everyone starts retired astatine the aforesaid place, and if we privation radical to beryllium successful an adjacent place, sometimes we person to instrumentality into relationship those disparities.'

The world's wealthiest man, Elon Musk, joined successful connected calling retired Harris. 

The world's wealthiest man, Elon Musk weighed successful connected Harris' comments 

He commented connected Ryan Fournier, the laminitis of Students for Trump's, tweet astir Harris. Musk said that alleviation should beryllium dispensed 'according to top need, not contention oregon thing else.'

Fournier had tweeted: 'You can't marque this up. Kamala Harris said the medication volition beryllium giving hurricane resources 'based connected equity' by directing funds to 'communities of color.' I conjecture everyone other is conscionable screwed.' 

Later connected her Twitter feed, Pushaw announced that Florida's First Lady, Casey DeSantis, had awarded $1 cardinal from Florida's Disaster Fund to qualifying organizations, who are helping victims. 

You tin donate to the money here. 

Earlier this week, Harris was successful South Korea visiting the DMZ borderline that separates the southbound from the northbound connected the peninsula 

Vice President Harris met South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol - the brace issued a associated connection condemning the rocket launches from North Korea that took spot during the visit

Already this week Harris made headlines portion connected a sojourn to South Korea for the incorrect reasons erstwhile she mistakenly touted the 'strong alliance' that the US has with the 'Republic of North Korea.'   

North Korea fired missiles earlier and aft Harris' sojourn to the peninsula, extending a grounds gait successful weapons investigating this twelvemonth arsenic it increases the menace of a credible atomic powerfulness that tin onslaught the United States and its allies.

Pyongyang besides conducted the archetypal intercontinental ballistic rocket trial for the archetypal clip since 2017.

Nuclear tests and ballistic rocket launches by North Korea person agelong been banned by the United Nations Security Council.

Despite these gaffes, President Joe Biden said astatine an lawsuit successful the White House connected Friday that: 'Kamala won't beryllium the past pistillate to beryllium vice president - oregon president.' 

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