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Wed Feb 13, 2019, 03:32 PM

Trump FEMA chief Brock Long calls it quits amid scandal: 'It is time for me to go home'

Source: The Raw Story

Trump FEMA chief Brock Long calls it quits amid scandal: ‘It is time for me to go home’

DAVID EDWARDS
13 FEB 2019 AT 15:26 ET

President Donald Trump’s top disaster official reportedly said on Wednesday that he is quitting the job.

Federal Emergency Manager Agency administrator Brock Long said that it was time for him to “go home,” according to Bloomberg reporter Jennifer Jacobs.

“While this has been the opportunity of the lifetime, it is time for me to go home to my family – my beautiful wife and two incredible boys,” Long’s statement explained “Upon my departure, Mr. Peter Gaynor, will serve as Acting FEMA administrator.”

Long came under fire during his tenure at the agency after he was accused of improperly using government vehicles.

Read more: https://www.rawstory.com/2019/02/trump-fema-chief-brock-long-calls-quits-amid-scandal-time-go-home/



Another one bites the dust...

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Reply Trump FEMA chief Brock Long calls it quits amid scandal: 'It is time for me to go home' (Original post)
Chicago1980 Feb 2019 OP
justhanginon Feb 2019 #1
atreides1 Feb 2019 #2
BumRushDaShow Feb 2019 #3
vlyons Feb 2019 #4
dixiegrrrrl Feb 2019 #21
durablend Feb 2019 #5
Clash City Rocker Feb 2019 #6
Yavin4 Feb 2019 #7
CrispyQ Feb 2019 #10
Ilsa Feb 2019 #23
Marie Marie Feb 2019 #8
TeamPooka Feb 2019 #9
onethatcares Feb 2019 #11
TomCADem Feb 2019 #12
gldstwmn Feb 2019 #19
sandensea Feb 2019 #13
Tommy_Carcetti Feb 2019 #14
EveHammond13 Feb 2019 #15
LisaM Feb 2019 #16
Strelnikov_ Feb 2019 #17
gldstwmn Feb 2019 #18
htuttle Feb 2019 #20
oasis Feb 2019 #22

Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2019, 03:36 PM

1. Adios, and don't let the door hit you in the posterior as you leave.

Another of "only the best people" bites the dust amid a scandal. Too bad, so sad!

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2019, 03:37 PM

2. Translation

I'm getting out before someone realizes that the money already transferred from FEMA and the USCG went into a Cayman Islands account, under an alias that Director Nielsen made up!!!


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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2019, 03:38 PM

3. WaPo article

(in case someone complains about raw story)

FEMA administrator William ‘Brock’ Long, who faced questions over his use of his government vehicle, is resigning

This is a developing story and it will be updated.

Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator Brock Long has resigned from his post, the department announced Wednesday. Peter Gaynor, who has served as Long’s deputy, will assume acting administrator duties in his place.

Long’s improper use of government resources cost taxpayers $94,000 in staff salary, $55,000 in travel expenses and $2,000 in vehicle maintenance, the Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general determined last year.

Long had served as the head of the agency for the past two years and will be temporarily replaced by Deputy Administrator Pete Gaynor, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said.

“While this has been the opportunity of the lifetime, it is time for me to go home to my family – my beautiful wife and two incredible boys," Long said in a statement. “As a career emergency management professional, I could not be prouder to have worked alongside the devoted, hardworking men and women of FEMA for the past two years.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/02/13/brock-long-resigns-fema-administrator/?utm_term=.f7fb481b759d

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2019, 03:39 PM

4. Another one bites the dust

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Response to vlyons (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 13, 2019, 09:07 PM

21. Another one discovers he has a family.



I always wonder how their "beautiful wives and wonderful children" have gotten along with his attention until now.
And how long it will be before he starts his own lobbying group.
I think it took Zinke less than 90 days. Despite trumps announcement there would be no lobbying allowed by ex-henchmen.

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2019, 03:47 PM

5. Poor snowflake

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2019, 03:57 PM

6. Rachel's board will get a little bigger

She’s going to need a new board pretty soon, otherwise it will get too small to read.

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Response to Clash City Rocker (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 13, 2019, 04:07 PM

7. You know what she needs?

A wall.

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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #7)

Wed Feb 13, 2019, 04:21 PM

10. DUzy!

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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #7)

Wed Feb 13, 2019, 10:41 PM

23. That's perfect!



If IQ45 does built a wall structure, we could paint the names and charges of everyone indicted, disposition, and on another section, list all of the corrupt flunkies like brock schlong.

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2019, 04:12 PM

8. Time to go home? Will he be using a company vehicle for that trip?

Sort of, one for the road?

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2019, 04:16 PM

9. The Acting President gets to pick another Acting chief

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #9)

Wed Feb 13, 2019, 04:47 PM

11. my thoughts exactly

no congressional approval needed.

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2019, 04:56 PM

12. Is The Real Reason That He Was Asked to Divert Money to a Wall?

Otherwise, timing is a bit weird.

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Response to TomCADem (Reply #12)

Wed Feb 13, 2019, 08:18 PM

19. I think you're on the right track. n/t

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2019, 05:06 PM

13. Somebody call Alex Jones.

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2019, 05:29 PM

14. You've done a heck of a job, Brock. nt

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2019, 05:40 PM

15. another smash-and-grab hog-at-the-trough calls it quits

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2019, 05:47 PM

16. Well, MY beautiful cousin and her husband and sweet little boy still don't have a house.

They lost it in Hurricane Michael and still haven't seen one cent from FEMA. So you can't just go home (unless your home, too, is a small house full of holes made by trees that fell over on top of it).

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2019, 06:21 PM

17. Long is competent based on past readings of his travails


The problem is his boss, Nielsen, wants to install her own into the FEMA position.

Therefore, some 'controversies' arose after Nielsen moved to Homeland Security.



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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2019, 08:17 PM

18. Trump wants to use disaster funding for his wall.

Is it possible that this guy wasn't receptive to that or are the replacing him with someone more malleable?

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2019, 08:19 PM

20. "I have to go now, my planet needs me"



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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2019, 10:29 PM

22. "Only the best people work for Trump"

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