Democrats are experts at misdirection.
They passed the Inflation Reduction Act, which has nothing to do with inflation and won’t reduce it. They call the killing of babies in the womb “health care.” And they believe “justice” is opening prisons and releasing violent thugs back onto America’s streets.
Naturally, in the wake of Hurricane Ian, they will advocate a “relief” bill that will actually have little to do with helping southwest Florida recover, as Rep. Brian Mast predicted on Friday.
The South Florida Republican told Newsmax that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her fellow Democrats are plotting a “really big political play” as Congress discusses how to help Florida.
Essentially, said Mast, Pelosi will hold that relief funding hostage to get GOP support for left-wing causes.
“Democrats in the middle of December, before they move into the minority, they’re going to get another shot at doing appropriations, and one of the big items on that is going to be what happens with Florida and disaster funding for Florida’s west coast,” Mast said.
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“I guarantee you right now Democrats, because it’s going to be their last shot at funding before they go into the minority, they’re going to try to attach crazy leftist Democrat programs to try and get Floridians and other people to vote for them because it’s going to have something important, like helping Florida recover.”
“For most people that are over there on that coast, they’re thinking about water, they’re thinking about electricity, they’re thinking about the roof over their heads. Those basic essentials that people need to live. They are thinking about food,” he continued.
“They’re not caring whether somebody has an elephant or a donkey on their T-shirt, or a D or an R. They want the government to function.”
But, he added, “That’s why is going to become so problematic with what Nancy Pelosi does with disaster funding forthcoming in December.”
Mast also predicted southwest Florida would rebound, despite Pelosi’s political ploy with disaster aid.
“We’re Floridians, we’re resilient. We prepare for this all year long up until the next hurricane season, so we’re going to be OK,” he said. “We’re going to make our way through it.”
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“This is what we, as Americans, do when there’s a hurricane in Florida. Americans from around the country, they come in and they help Floridians. When there’s a tornado in Oklahoma, or somewhere else, we drop what we’re doing, and we go and help. When there is an earthquake in Haiti, we drop what we’re doing. We give of our resources as we go and help. It’s who we are,” said Mast.