President Joe Biden visited Surfside, Florida, on July 1, about one week after the partial collapse of the Champlain Towers South condominium building, and met with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who lauded the federal government’s response in a rare bit of praise for the administration. As the two sat for a briefing near the deadlyPresident Joe Biden visited Surfside, Florida, on July 1, about one week after the partial collapse of the Champlain Towers South condominium building, and met with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who lauded the federal government’s response in a rare bit of praise for the administration. As the two sat for a briefing near the deadly disaster site, DeSantis, who was seated near Biden, said that the president “recognized the severity of this tragedy from day one, and you’ve been very supportive.” “You guys have not only been supportive at the federal level, but we’ve had no bureaucracy,” he said. In dealing with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), DeSantis told Biden that his requests were “literally getting … routed from local to state to federal in no time.” Biden told Florida officials that the federal government intends to pick up “100 percent of the costs” incurred for the federal and state … …Read More

By

Leave a Reply