Maui Residents Express Frustration Over Biden's Absence During Fires: 'Why is our plight being overlooked?'
Maui residents are expressing their frustration with President Joe Biden's perceived lack of concern for the island following the recent dev
Maui residents frustrated with President Biden's lack of concern for island following devastating fires
Residents of Maui are expressing their frustration with President Joe Biden's perceived lack of concern for the island in the aftermath of the recent devastating fires. The fires have claimed at least 111 lives and have also destroyed the historic town of Lahaina.
In media interviews, one resident criticized the Biden administration for prioritizing sending billions of dollars to Ukraine while remaining mostly silent on the tragedy in Maui. The resident questioned why a president wouldn't prioritize taking care of their own territory and called Biden an idiot.
A local resident in Lahaina is also questioning why President Joe Biden is sending funds to Ukraine while her town is in crisis following the devastating fire. She is urging support for the people of Lahaina and sharing a link for donations.
In a tweet, Lincoln Jay shares the frustration of Maui resident Ella Sable Tacderan, who questions why the president is seemingly ignoring their community. Tacderan emphasizes that they are also Americans and should not be overlooked.
A survivor of the wildfires in Maui broke down during an interview on CNN, questioning the whereabouts of the president. The survivor's emotional plea was captured in a video shared on social media. Initially, President Biden had no comment on the wildfires while he was seen relaxing on the beach. However, the White House later announced that the president and first lady would be visiting the island on Monday. The Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator stated that the president has ordered a comprehensive government response to address the fires.
The death toll from the recent wildfires has risen to 111, with children among the victims. However, only 40% of the affected area has been searched so far, and more than 1,000 people are still missing. The governor has expressed concerns about the high number of missing individuals. Video footage suggests that some of the fires may have been caused by downed power lines.
Hawaiian Electric is facing criticism for prioritizing the development of its green energy network over necessary repairs and modernization of its electrical grid. The state attorney general has announced plans to investigate the response of state and local government agencies to the recent devastating fires, using a third party for the investigation.