Marjorie Taylor Greene asks Kamala Harris if white husband is ‘worth less’

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Republican from Georgia, asked Vice President Kamala Harris Monday if her white husband was “worth less” amid criticism that “justice” should be considered when distributing Hurricane Ian relief.

Harris said last Friday at the Democratic National Committee’s Women’s Leadership Forum that justice should be considered in shaping climate change resilience policies during a discussion on federal aid to support communities devastated by Hurricane Ian. The storm slammed into southwest Florida last week, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake and killing at least 76 people so far.

“It is our lowest-income communities and our communities of color that are hardest hit by these extreme conditions and problems that are not of their own making. We need to approach this in a way that is about allocating resources based on equity. to understand that we are fighting for equality, but we must also fight for justice,” said the Vice President.

Her remarks drew criticism from Republicans, who said justice should not be considered in relief efforts. Greene, a controversial first-time congresswoman, was among Harris’s critics on Twitter, where she questioned whether Harris believes her husband, Doug Emhoff, who is white, is “worth less.”

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Above is Vice President Kamala Harris on September 30 in Washington, DC. GOP Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Republican from Georgia, asked if Harris considered her husband “less worthy” after Harris called for justice to be considered when distributing Hurricane Ian aid.
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“@KamalaHarris hurricanes don’t target people based on their skin color. Hurricanes don’t discriminate. Nor should the federal government help those suffering from the devastation of Hurricane Ian. Is your husband’s life worth less because he’s white?” she asked in a tweet.

A White House spokesman said news week on Monday that Greene’s claims were “inaccurate,” adding that Harris’ comments referred to long-term climate resilience measures — not immediate assistance to hurricane victims.

“Vice President Harris had already answered the interviewer’s first question, specifically about FEMA’s response to Hurricane Ian, by emphasizing that we would urgently respond to all Americans injured by the storm. She had specifically moved on to answering the second question — long-term “long-term goals” for how “states to address the climate crisis” — by noting the long-term investments that Congress, with Republican support, has earmarked specifically for communities that are vulnerable due to a lack of infrastructure resources,” the spokesman said in a statement.

FEMA head breaks off Harris

FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell also clarified Harris’ comments during an appearance on CBS News. Face the nation On Sunday. She said she has been working to remove “barriers” that make it difficult for some people to access the agency’s help. She also said all Floridians will have access to aid to help rebuild their communities.

“One of the things I knew and experienced in responding to other disasters is that there are people who often have trouble accessing our programs. There are barriers to our program and one of our areas of focus since I’ve been here is to make sure we remove those barriers so those people who need our help most can access the help we provide,” she said.

She added that she had pledged to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis that “we will provide assistance to all Floridians because we know there are people who have been completely devastated by the storm.”

Relief efforts underway after Hurricane Ian

Relief efforts are underway in Florida to rebuild communities devastated by Hurricane Ian last week. President Joe Biden has approved FEMA’s assistance and will visit Florida on Wednesday to assess the extent of the damage. Meanwhile, Florida Senators Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are urging Senate leaders to allocate more funds to rebuild cities like Fort Myers, where the hurricane made landfall.

Five days after Hurricane Ian hit Florida, nearly 600,000 Florida residents are still without power. Meanwhile, nearly 140,000 Puerto Ricans are still without power after Hurricane Fiona hit the island last month.

news week reached out to Greene’s office for comment.

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Rick Schindler

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