Hurricane Fiona devastates Puerto Rico as Congress expected to be asked for help – live

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“I’ve never seen this in my life, not even in Maria,” Ada Belmot Plaza, who was rescued by the Puerto Rico National Guard from the floods of Hurricane Fiona, told The New York Times.

The Maria she is referring to is Hurricane Maria, which hit the island in 2017, killing thousands and causing severe damage to the island’s electrical system that was not fully repaired before the final storm. Maria’s recovery was also marred by a botched response from the Trump administration, which delayed $20 billion in recovery funds, as well as the ex-president’s appearance at a disaster relief center where he threw paper towels into a crowd, creating a widespread spectacle. condemned as insensitive.

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While it will take time to understand the full extent of the latest damage done by Fiona, don’t be surprised if Congress comes under pressure for a reallocation of aid to help rebuild Puerto Rico. this is what Alexandria Ocasio-Corteza Democratic congresswoman who has been an advocate for the island told Latino Rebels:

Key events

After weeks of publicly expressing doubts that Republicans could win a majority in the Senate in the upcoming midterm elections, the chamber’s GOP leader has changed his tone.

In a private address to the US Chamber of Commerce, UKTN reports that: Mitch McConnell “expressed cautious optimism” about the chance that Republicans will take power in the Senate after the November 8 elections. The report contained few details as to why the Kentucky senator thought this way, but if he’s right, Joe Biden facing an even more complicated two years than expected.

In addition to passing bills, the Senate also approves appointments ranging from ambassadors to Supreme Court justices. If the chamber were to fall into the hands of the GOP, all bets would be that Biden can confirm any appointees, especially if a new vacancy arises on the Supreme Court. And that’s to say nothing about the GOP’s willingness to compromise with the White House on legislation, especially if Republicans take control of the House, which they think they have a good chance of doing.

Cheney is one of the anti-Trump Republicans ousted in the recent primary election, and in an interview yesterday, Adam Kinzinger, another GOP member who opposes the former president, made a stark prediction for what the party will do if they a majority wins in the House of Representatives – as is considered likely:

Republicans will try to impeach Joe Biden every week if they retake the House in November, a rare anti-Trump Republican congressman predicted.

Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, recalling the repeated attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act under Barack Obama, said, “That will seem child’s play in terms of what Marjorie Taylor Greene is going to demand from Kevin McCarthy.

“They are going to demand an impeachment vote against President Biden every week.”

Kinzinger spoke to David Axelrod, a former Obama adviser, on his Ax Files podcast.

David Smith

I spent Monday afternoon in the corner of a packed Washington auditorium and saw two onlookers sitting nearby: Dick Cheney, the former US vice president, and his wife Lynne.

Their daughter, Congresswoman Liz Cheney, gave the American Enterprise Institute think tank’s annual talk. Naturally, the topic of January 6 came up.

Cheney recalled how colleagues captivated by Donald Trump’s “big lie” entered the Republican wardrobe that day to sign up to oppose the election results of several states.

While I was sitting there, a member came in and signed his name on each of the gazettes. And then he said softly, “The things we do for the orange Jesus.” And I thought, you know, you’re doing an act that’s unconstitutional.”

Cheney, who lost her seat in the Wyoming House of Representatives last month to a Trump loyalist, reiterated her warning that the former president poses a unique threat to American democracy. She condemned Republicans for making excuses for Trump after he was caught with top-secret documents at his Florida home.

“Does Defending Donald Trump Now Excuse For Obstruction Of Justice?” she asked. “How many of our elected officials today are willing to do that? Little by little, excuse for excuse we put Donald Trump above the law. We make indefensible behavior normal, legal and appropriate – as if he were a king.”

Cheney, who has previously indicated she might consider a presidential election, expressed skepticism about the prospect of a third-party challenger for Democrats and Republicans.

“There is no doubt that we are at a time when the ground is shifting politically. I don’t know if a third party is the answer.”

Federal Emergency Management Agency (Fema) administrator Deanne Criswell will travel to Puerto Rico today to assess the damage from Hurricane Fiona.

In an interview on UKTN News yesterday, she warned that the ongoing damage from Hurricane Maria five years ago could make recovering from the latest storm “a little more complicated.”

Here’s the full interview with UKTN, as well as their on-the-spot report in Puerto Rico:

Aerial video from UK Time News and Reuters shows how bad the flooding caused by Hurricane Fiona in Puerto Rico is:

Aerial video shows devastating flooding left by Hurricane Fiona in Puerto Rico – video

“I’ve never seen this in my life, not even in Maria,” Ada Belmot Plaza, who was rescued by the Puerto Rico National Guard from the floods of Hurricane Fiona, told The New York Times.

The Maria she is referring to is Hurricane Maria, which hit the island in 2017, killing thousands and causing severe damage to the island’s electrical system that was not fully repaired before the final storm. Maria’s recovery was also marred by a botched response from the Trump administration, which delayed $20 billion in recovery funds, as well as the ex-president’s appearance at a disaster relief center where he threw paper towels into a crowd, creating a widespread spectacle. condemned as insensitive.

While it will take time to understand the full extent of the latest damage done by Fiona, don’t be surprised if Congress comes under pressure for a reallocation of aid to help rebuild Puerto Rico. this is what Alexandria Ocasio-Corteza Democratic congresswoman who has been an advocate for the island told Latino Rebels:

Hurricane Devastates Puerto Rico, Sparks New Crisis For Washington

Good morning, American political blog readers. Much of Puerto Rico is in the dark and underwater as a result of Hurricane Fiona which swept through the Caribbean. The island is a US territory, so expect Congress to be called upon to help pay for its restoration. We can indeed hear more about what Puerto Rico needs today, when the chief of the Federal Emergency Management Agency inspects the damage.

Here’s what else happens on Tuesday:

  • Joe Biden will have a quiet morning and then a busy afternoon that begins with a talk at 1:45 p.m. eastern time about a law requiring more disclosures from super Pacs, before traveling to New York City for the United Nations General Assembly. He will speak before world leaders on Wednesday.

  • Senators hold hearing called “Tightening the Screws on Russia” from 9 a.m.

  • It’s National Voter Registration Day! Punchbowl News reports Democratic senator Amy Klobuchar will propose two bills to facilitate access to the polls, but the effort will most likely be futile as they have not received support from the GOP.

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