FEMA's Administrator Is Under Investigation for His Travel Habits
16 September, 2018, 13:40 | Author: Dwayne Harmon
Brock Long, who directs the Federal Emergency Management Agency, said he was "very aware" of a media report published earlier on Thursday regarding his travel habits, and that the agency would cooperate with any investigations. Long also said in a Thursday press briefing that he "would never intentionally run a program incorrectly" and meant to cooperate with the investigation.
"I would never intentionally run a program incorrectly".
Tyler Houlton, a spokesman for Homeland Security, FEMA's parent agency, referred questions to the inspector general's office, which didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. Bottom line is, if we made mistakes in the way a program is run, we'll work with the OIG to get those corrected.
Specifically, Long is accused of using government cars for personal weekend travel to his hometown of Hickory, North Carolina - which has drawn scrutiny from DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen as well as the inspector general. "Doing something unethical is not part of my DNA and it's not part of my track record in my whole entire career". FEMA fully cooperates with all investigations conducted by the DHS OIG.
"Having worked directly with him for over a year, I know Administrator Long to be an experienced and respected emergency manager".
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According to unnamed current and former Trump administration officials, Nielsen has confronted Long about his schedule in the past few months, but sources conflict over whether the secretary asked the administrator to resign.
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