After weeks of bickering, Governor Jerry Brown is asking President Trump for help with storm damage. Whatever happened to Calexit?
Gov. Jerry Brown has asked President Trump to declare a major disaster for California because of damage from January storms. Fox40 reported. The letter sent to President Trump says the relentless series of storms caused flooding, mudslides, evacuations, erosion, power outages and at least eight deaths. Northern California was hardest hit.
Brown says the storm system was so severe and widespread that state and local governments need federal assistance to continue dealing with the problems it created. In a separate action, the governor added Amador, Mono and Riverside to the 49 counties included in an emergency proclamation Brown issued last month.
And California’s highest law enforcement agent, Attorney General Xavier Becerra, has been very open about his determination to fight Trump’s policies as part of the larger effort to retain sanctuary policies that harbor illegal aliens in the state.
But Gov. Brown would like some federal funds to help out in the short term, so he is asking the Trump administration for help.
Notably, Gov. Brown also used his “State of the State” address earlier this year to welcome Trump’s commitment to infrastructure spending.