The top Republican in the Minnesota Senate says he does not support federal disaster aid to help rebuild riot-torn areas of the Twin Cities. Majority Leader Paul Gazelka:

“I don’t know that FEMA has ever considered riots as a disaster.”

House Democratic Majority Leader Ryan Winkler responds those who protected their homes, businesses and community assets during the riots…

…”those people were not at fault. It was as though a tornado or… wildfire came through their neighborhoods.”

The Trump administration late last week denied Governor Walz’s request for a federal disaster declaration. There’s a 30-day deadline to appeal.