Kamala Harris torn for claiming government Hurricane Ian relief would prioritize ‘communities of color’


Twitter hammered Vice President Kamala Harris for a recent speech in which she described federal aid to Hurricane Ian would be based on “equity” and prioritize people from “communities of color.”

Speaking to actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas at the Democratic National Committee’s Women’s Leadership Forum on Friday, Harris said people of color and low-income communities are hardest hit by natural disasters such as the Hurricane Ian. For this reason, Harris described how federal relief should be granted “on the basis of equity.”

The Vice President said, “It is our lowest income communities and our communities of color that are most affected by these extreme conditions and impacted by issues that are not of their own.

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Vice President Kamala Harris said Friday that hurricane relief should prioritize low-income communities and people of color.

Chopra added, “And women,” to which Harris replied, “Absolutely.” The Vice President continued: “And so we have to approach this in a way that is to give resources on the basis of equity, understanding that we are fighting for equality, but we also have to fight for fairness, understanding that not everyone starts in the same place.”

She added: “And if we want people to be in an equal palace, sometimes we have to take those disparities into account and make that work.” The audience applauded Harris’ statements.

Although critics on Twitter were outraged by her claims, many accused her of being racist towards Hurricane Ian victims in Florida. Some even said it confused and frightened storm survivors, fearing they wouldn’t get help soon because they didn’t live in low-income communities.

Tesla owner Elon Musk criticized the vice president’s quote, saying, “Should be according to greatest need, not race or anything else.”

Students of Trump Founder Ryan Fournier tweeted: ‘You can’t make this up. Kamala Harris said the administration would allocate resources to hurricanes ‘on the basis of equity’ by directing funds to communities of color. “I guess everybody’s just screwed.”

Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., Rapid Response Director Christina Pushaw blasted Harris, calling her claims “false” and assuring Americans that FEMA helped all Hurricane Ian survivors, regardless of their breed. “False. @VP’s rhetoric is causing undue panic and needs to be clarified. Individual FEMA assistance is already available to all Floridians affected by Hurricane Ian, regardless of race or background. If you need assistance, visit http://disasterassistance.gov or call 1-800-621-3362.”

Journalist Ian Miles Cheong said: “Just say it. Poor white people are screwed and Kamala Harris rejoices in it the same way she rejoiced in sending thousands of black men to jail for drug-related offences.”

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In another tweet, he slammed the media for ignoring Harris’ claims: “If reporters were good at doing their job they would hammer Kamala Harris over remarks she made today about how families white people affected by Hurricane Ian will not receive any federal funds because the money will be diverted to “communities of color” first and foremost.”

Fox News captured an aerial view of the destruction caused by Hurricane Ian in Fort Myers, Florida on September 29.

Fox News captured an aerial view of the destruction caused by Hurricane Ian in Fort Myers, Florida on September 29.
(Fox News/Ashley Soriano)

Conservative YouTubers, the Hodgetwins, tweeted: “She’d be worse than Biden, if that’s possible.”

Journalist Kyle Becker asked, “Can we just agree that this is a tipping point when the ‘equity’ spiel jumped on the neo-communist shark?

Conservative author John Hawkins mocked Harris and the left, tweeting, “Only liberals could find a way to make hurricanes a matter of race.”

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RealClearInvestigations editor-in-chief Benjamin Weingarten said, “The Biden administration is systemically racist.”

Author Jim Hanson claimed, “It’s a violation of civil rights law.”

And American Greatness senior editor Julie Kelly tweeted about the irony of Harris’ statements. She said: “This regime is pouring tens of billions into one of the whitest countries on earth, but warning white Americans to step back for their own money to recover from a catastrophic hurricane. And look at his malevolent facial expression at the end.”

Hundreds of people in South Carolina have been brought dry after Hurricane Ian.

Hundreds of people in South Carolina have been brought dry after Hurricane Ian.
(North Port Police)


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