Rep. Garamendi: Calif. Wildfires Not a Forest Problem, There Is a ‘Global Climate Change Problem’

‘The president simply doesn’t know what’s going on’

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GARAMENDI: "The President simply doesn’t know what’s going on. He doesn’t understand that 31 people have lost their lives, that an entire community of 26,000 people is totally destroyed. It is gone. The homes are gone. Cars lined up across the roads. He doesn’t understand. He has no empathy, he doesn’t have any humanity. People have died, people have lost everything, and he comes up with this crazy bizarre tweet that has no relevance to what is actually happening. It’s not a forest problem. It is a global climate change problem. It is hot. It is dry. It is California in the future. We’re going to have to make changes to be sure. But when the President says no more money, come on. Okay. We’ll calm down here and go about protecting California as best we can, but we do need federal help. People need to be able to rebuild and we must rebuild our communities so that they are sustainable and resilient."

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