Sunday, 21 October, 2018


FEMA's Administrator Is Under Investigation for His Travel Habits

President Donald Trump left listens to a reporters question as FEMA Administrator Brock Long center and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen right listen during a briefing on Hurricane Florence in the Oval Office of the White House in Washin FEMA's Administrator Is Under Investigation for His Travel Habits
Kristine Garrett | 16 September, 2018, 04:47

Brock Long, is subject to a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) inspector general investigation regarding his use of government vehicles, Politico reports.

As FEMA prepares to tackle yet another potentially devastating storm with Hurricane Florence, the agency's chief Brock Long is reportedly under an internal investigation for his alleged use of government cars in a personal capacity, according to Politico.

The head of the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency is under investigation over his use of government vehicles, Politico reported on Thursday, as a massive hurricane approached the U.S. Southeast coast.

During his press conference Thursday at FEMA headquarters, Long addressed the investigation directly and promised to cooperate.

"I would never intentionally run a program incorrectly", Long continued.

"Bottom line is if we made mistakes in the way the program was run then we will work with the OIG to get those corrected. Doing something unethical is not part of my DNA and it's not part of my track record my whole entire career so we'll work with the OIG", he continued. "On the weekends Long spent in North Carolina, aides were put up in a hotel at taxpayer expense, according to one of the current officials".

Both FEMA and ICE are agencies managed by DHS.

Over 1 million residents of coastal states including North Carolina and SC were ordered to evacuate as of Thursday afternoon, ahead of the expected landfall of Hurricane Florence on Friday.

Nearly a year after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, there is a lot of pressure on FEMA to respond effectively to Florence.

Long reportedly began having a government driver take him home since he took control of FEMA previous year.

FEMA similarly directed all questions to the DHS inspector general's office.

From 2008 to 2011 Long served was at the helm of the AEMA where he worked on the Yellowhammer State's response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and numerous other natural disasters.

Long said, however, that right now he is focused on the incoming hurricane. Former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, former Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin and former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt were all felled in part due to their own lavish travel scandals.

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