Vice President Kamala Harris was slammed by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ rapid response director Christina Pushaw after the former senator made racially charged comments regarding the release of federal relief funds following Hurricane Ian.
Speaking at the Democratic National Committee’s Women’s Leadership Forum on Friday, Harris said that it was people of color and lower-income communities who are ‘most impacted by these extreme [weather] conditions.’
The devastation inflicted on Florida came into focus a day after Ian struck as a monstrous Category 4 hurricane, one of the strongest storms ever to hit the U.S.
It flooded homes on both the state’s coasts, cut off the only road access to a barrier island, destroyed a historic waterfront pier and knocked out electricity to 2.67 million Florida homes and businesses — nearly a quarter of utility customers.
Harris, 57, was discussing climate change with actress Priyanka Chopra in Washington, DC when she made her comments.
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