“Feds deny Arizona’s request for disaster relief funds to help wildfire victims”
“Gov. Jan Brewer said Friday she was “deeply troubled” by the Obama administration’s “misguided decision” to deny additional funding to deny the state’s request for a disaster declaration and access to a federal assistance program for individuals.
“I’m sure when he was talking to me on the tarmac he probably knew then but didn’t want to ruin his campaign-style speech…It is very disappointing and devastating news for the people of Yarnell,” Brewer told MyFoxPhoenix.com.
In the days after the fire, Brewer said Obama called her and “pledged to support our state during its time of great need” and Vice President Joe Biden “reiterated that commitment at the memorial service for the Granite Mountain Hotshots.”
“With today’s denial of the state’s request, Arizonans are left questioning what help they were willing to give,” Brewer added.”