Federal Government Denies Minnesota Governor's Request For Riot Damage Bailout
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In a bit of news that may seriously disappoint Democrat governors who have allowed their cities to be destroyed by violent mobs, the federal government has denied aid to rebuild the decimated remains of Minneapolis.
According to a report from Minnesota's top newspaper, a request from Democrat Gov. Tim Walz for a taxpayer bailout after his failure to exercise his duties led to over $500 million in estimated damage due to the George Floyd riots.
The Star-Tribune reports that the request for federal aid has been denied in what is a serious blow to a city that has been taken over by far-left radicals who have voted to disband the police force and who have allowed criminals to run amok.
A spokesman for Walz confirmed the denial of the aid and stated that the governor is "disappointed" according to the Star-Tribune.
Via The Star-Tribune, "Feds deny Walz's request for aid to rebuild after riots":
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.
“The Governor is disappointed that the federal government declined his request for financial support,” Tschann said in a statement. “As we navigate one of the most difficult periods in our state’s history, we look for support from our federal government to help us through.”
Many small businesses and grocery stores, pharmacies and post offices were damaged during the unrest. In his letter to FEMA, Walz said what happened in the Twin Cities after Floyd’s death was the second most destructive incident of civil unrest in U.S. history, after the 1992 riots in Los Angeles.
The Walz administration conducted a preliminary damage assessment that found nearly $16 million of eligible damages related to fires. The federal funds would have been used to reimburse local governments for repairs and debris removal.
The grievous damage to what was once one of the Midwest's great cites was made worse by the incompetence of weakling Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey as well as the Dem governor who didn't move quickly enough to mobilize the National Guard.
President Trump delivered a well-deserved and brutal bit of criticism to Mayor Frey while the smoke from burning buildings was heavy in the air along with the stench of his failure to secure his own city from the mob.
"Mayor Jacob Frey of Minneapolis will never be mistaken for the late, great General Douglas McArthur or great fighter General George Patton. How come all of these places that defend so poorly are run by Liberal Democrats? Get tough and fight (and arrest the bad ones). STRENGTH!"
It is a terrible thing for the residents of Minneapolis but a reminder that elections have consequences and they are the ones who voted for total Democrat control.
The rejection of Governor Walz's plea for a riot bailout should be a signal to Dems in other cites that have turned the streets over to the mob that they need to clean up their own messes.