Governors and Mayors who ordered police to stand down and watch their cities burn shouldn’t get a penny in taxpayer aid.
According to the Washington Examiner, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz (D) requested that President Trump declare Minnesota a “major disasters” zone in a request to the Federal Emergency Management Agency on 2 July after more than 1,500 buildings were damaged by looting and rioting in the wake of George Floyd’s death.
Mark Levin (@Marklevinshow) respond to the news via Twitter: “Great decision. The president offered the National Guard but the pathetic governor waited and waited. Minneapolis city council votes to abolish its police department. Pay for your own man-made hell. So much for utopia.”
One of Minnesota’s Representatives called for a federal review of the disaster declaration request made by Governor Walz. Emmer asked that a thorough and concurrent review of my state’s response to the violence” be conducted and that that review also “Provide recommendations so every Governor, Mayor, and local officials can learn from our experiences” to prevent something like this “from ever happening again.” Emmer noted that while many of the gatherings to protest George Floyd’s death were peaceful, he noted that thousands of businesses in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. LPaul were “damaged, looted, and destroyed by criminals and opportunists.”
Emmer noted that “to date, there has been no federal analysis of the actions that were – or were not – taken by local and state officials to prevent one of the most destructive episodes of civil unrest in our nation’s history.“