President Donald Trump shakes hands with FEMA Administrator Brock Long after visiting areas in North Carolina and South Carolina affected by Hurricane Florence, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in the Myrtle Beach International Airport in Myrtle Beach, S. C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
WASHINGTON – Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen says the head of the federal disaster agency has the government vehicles without the proper permit, but will not lose his job.
Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator William “Brock” for a Long time was the subject of an investigation by the Homeland Security Department’s watchdog about traveling to his home in Hickory, North Carolina. The news of the probe surfaced as Hurricane Florence was striking the Carolinas.
Nielsen said Friday that they reviewed the watchdog of the report. She said that she has led Long to reimbursement from the government. The report of the inspector-general has not been made public.
Long said in a statement that he took full responsibility for his actions and remains committed to helping the South recover. The House Oversight Committee is also looking into the allegations.