DES MOINES, IA – In response to the widespread devastating flooding in Iowa and Nebraska this week, precipitated by a “bomb cyclone” weather event coupled with rapid warming and rain, presidential candidate John Delaney issued the following:
“I am deeply saddened to hear of the devastation caused by this week’s flooding in Iowa and Nebraska. Our rural towns and farmers are already struggling, and for too many, this flooding has made a tough time far worse. My heartfelt thanks go to disaster recovery crews and volunteers for their ongoing work to support survivors.
“These recent floods, and the potential future flooding that may
“Sadly, our current administration lacks the moral compass to see how families are suffering. Last year, Donald Trump took $10 million from FEMA to pay for ICE detentions. And all along, he has denied overwhelming scientific evidence that climate change is real. We need leaders who tell the truth. And the truth is, denying climate science doesn’t make us great – it makes us unprepared.”