(Liberty Bell) – What would you do if you were expected to sit and listen to these idiots?
On Thursday, former FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate angrily walked off-screen after cursing and removing his microphone during an MSNBC panel about he coronavirus outbreak on Thursday.
The panel was hosted by the insufferable Katy Tur, who never misses an opportunity to politicize anything.
She was joined by Fugate as well as the Obama administration’s Acting Medicare and Medicaid administrator, Andy Slavitt.
Fugate got fed up, and understandably so, after Slavitt said there were plenty of much-needed supplies to combat the virus available but that private companies are trying to profit off the releif efforts before releasing them “into the supply chain.”
Former FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate just walked off MSNBC: "I don't have time to listen to bullshit people." pic.twitter.com/m01JDIUrrl
— Emily Jashinsky (@emilyjashinsky) March 19, 2020
Fugate replied that the governors needed to get themselves prepared on their own, explaining that “if we wait for the federal government, we’re too late.”
He asserted that the virus needs to be addressed on a local level rather than entirely federal because local officials are just as responsible to protect their own citizens.
Slavitt shot back that the problem is too large for governors to handle on their own, and that supplies were being hoarded in states that did not yet have need of them.
“So with all due respect to your other guest, there’s not a governor in the country that’s waiting for the federal government right now,” he said. “They are all acting. What they need is coordination because we have, believe it or not, we have masks, we have a lot of these things. They’re sitting in the supply chain, people are profiteering off of them or they’re going to places where people are hoarding them. That happens in a crisis. It’s only by someone looking through the entire system and seeing where those needs are, that you can say, ‘stop hoarding them all in Texas. We need them in New York right now.’”
At this point, Fugate was completely over it. He ripped off his microphone and declared, “I don’t have to sit here and listen to these bullsh-t people.”
“Look, these are trying times,” Tur interjected as Fugate walked off. “And everyone is trying their best, and I know Craig is — I don’t know Craig personally, but I’m sure he’s working as hard and trying his best. Everybody is. These are unprecedented times. So, it’s understandable that he’s frustrated.”
Well, she’s right about that.