Yet again, President Trump was proven right and the liberal media should apologize immediately. He caught a lot of heat for telling the truth that Puerto Rico was a corrupt island that was misusing the aid we send them.
And this isn’t the first time either that a warehouse full of U.S. generosity was found sitting and wasting away, or worse offered for top dollar for anyone who could pay.
CBS reported that on Saturday, Puerto Rico Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced fired the island’s emergency management director, after a video showing aid sitting unused in a warehouse went viral on social media. Some of the aid has reportedly been sitting in the warehouse since Hurricane Maria struck in 2017.
“There are thousands of people who have made sacrifices to help those in the south, and it is unforgivable that resources were kept in the warehouse,” Vázquez said in a statement.
Garced also said that she has ordered Secretary of State Elmer Roman to conduct a “thorough investigation into the mishandling of emergency aid in a warehouse in Ponce,” CBS News correspondent David Begnaud reports.
“I have given 48 hours for this investigation. The investigation is to include this warehouse and any others which may exist,” her statement read. “In the same vein, I have decided to relieve Carlos Acevedo of his duties as the commissioner of the National Emergency Management and Disaster Relief Agency.”
Vázquez said that she would nominate the current Puerto Rican National Guard chief for Senate consideration to replace Acevedo.
Earlier on Saturday, Acevedo said it was “insane” to imply the aid was mishandled.
Acevedo said in a statement that after the earthquake, the warehouse had been inspected by a structural engineer who “recommended emptying it due to the damage suffered after the event.” According to Acevedo, the Fire Department Bureau removed and distributed aid from the warehouse to those affected by the earthquakes.
“There are still pallets of food, water, diapers, and baby formula, cots and awnings in the warehouse. At no time has it been ordered to seize or destroy those items,” reads his statement.