In a round-table on Puerto Rico last week, Rick Scott deflected a question by saying he’s “not an expert on FEMA.”
Yep. That’s right. The governor of Florida. Not an expert on federal emergency management. After four major hurricanes have hit Florida during his tenure.
Even worse for Floridians, the man Rick Scott appointed to be the “expert” on FEMA, Florida Department of Emergency Management head Wes Maul, is vastly underqualified.
Wes Maul, just 29-years-old, has only been with Florida Department of Emergency Management since 2016.
Yep. That’s right. Rick “Not An Expert” Scott appointed a kid with less than 2 years of emergency management experience to run emergency management.
“In the midst of the costliest U.S. disaster year on record, Rick Scott appointed a young, unqualified, former campaign aide to head Florida’s Department of Emergency Management,” said American Bridge spokesperson Joshua Karp. “Now Rick Scott claims he is not an expert on FEMA. So Floridians have a right to be worried. When things go wrong, who the heck is in charge?”
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