Feds reject Minnesota request for disaster declaration and aid after riots

Feds reject Minnesota request for disaster declaration and aid after riots
Minneapolis riots, May 2020. Via Reuters, YouTube

[Ed. – The situation was preventable from the start, but the mayor and governor refused to use the means at their disposal — including the help offered multiple times by the federal government — to restore order.  The rest of America is not obligated to subsidize the consequences of radical politics and extraordinarily bad decision-making.]

The federal government has denied Gov. Tim Walz’s request for aid to help rebuild and repair Twin Cities structures that were damaged in the unrest following George Floyd’s death.

Walz asked President Donald Trump to declare a “major disaster” for the state of Minnesota in his request to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on July 2. More than 1,500 buildings were damaged by fires, looting and vandalism in the days of unrest that followed Floyd’s May 25 death in Minneapolis police custody, racking up more than $500 million in damages, according to Walz.

The governor’s spokesman, Teddy Tschann, confirmed late Friday that the request for federal aid was denied.

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