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FEMA head says he will stay on the job, despite reported probe

WASHINGTON – Brock Long says that he has no intention of stepping aside as the head of the government disaster relief agency, especially during Florence, despite a report that he was being investigated by a federal watchdog.

He says: “I am here for my country every day. That is all I do. And when it’s over, when it ends, I’m ready to go back home, love my family.”

Long tells NBC’s “Meet the Press” that Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen “has never asked me to resign” from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

He says that the two have a “very functional and professional relationship.”

On Thursday, Long said he never intentionally misused federal vehicles, following the report of an investigation by the Homeland Security inspector general. Long has said that he would cooperate, and own up to mistakes.

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