DeSantis Team Claps Back After Harris Calls For Race-Based Storm Aid

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 08: Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) joins fellow Democrats from the House and Senate to introduce new legislation to end excessive use of force by police and make it easier to identify, track, and prosecute police misconduct at the U.S. Capitol June 08, 2020 in Washington, DC. Harris and lawmakers introduced the legislation following the recent deaths of unarmed African-Americans in police custody, including George Floyd, and the nationwide demonstrations demanding an overhaul of law enforcement.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Vice President Kamala Harris said during the Democratic National Committee’s Women’s Leadership Forum relief aid for Hurricane Ian victims should be “based on equity.”
  • Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ staff immediately challenged Harris.
  • DeSantis’ spokeswoman, Christina Pushaw, tweeted: “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. If you need assistance visit or call 1-800-621-3362,” Pushaw tweeted.

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