Rep. Comer to Newsmax: Logistics ‘Horrible’ in Kentucky Flood Relief

Rep. Comer to Newsmax: Logistics 'Horrible' in Kentucky Flood Relief Rep. Comer to Newsmax: Logistics 'Horrible' in Kentucky Flood Relief Ranking member Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., attends a House Oversight Committee hearing titled Examining the Practices and Profits of Gun Manufacturers in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill July 27, 2022 in Washington, D.C. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

By Sandy Fitzgerald | Monday, 01 August 2022 11:01 AM EDT

State and federal authorities are "doing the best they can" with the flood recovery efforts in Kentucky, but the "logistics are horrible trying to get in there," Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., told Newsmax on Monday.

"That's right in the heart of Appalachia, very rough terrain," Comer said on "Wake Up America." "Most of the little communities where you're seeing on TV are in the valleys between two mountains, and when you have 6 inches of rain in a short period of time, there's nowhere for the water to go.

"All the rivers and tributaries are backed up so the water is not receding very quickly, and to add to the problem. It's expected to rain 3 to 4 more inches tonight, so it's a terrible situation."

Democrat Gov. Andy Beshear, in an update Monday, said 30 people had been killed in the flooding and that his office was aware there are more bodies but they have not yet been identified, WYMT reported. The governor also ordered flags to be flown at half-staff.

"The logistics are horrible trying to get in there," Comer said of the flooded region. "I think the state and federal authorities are doing the best they can, but it's a very difficult situation."

The congressman said he believes Beshear and President Joe Biden will work well together, judging from the response to tornadoes that hit eastern Kentucky earlier this year.

"One thing that Gov. Beshear said about eastern Kentucky that's the same in western Kentucky is you have these rural areas there, you know, high poverty levels and it's going to take a long time to rebuild," Comer said. "Hopefully the state and the federal government won't forget about these areas a few months after the tragedies."

Comer also responded to comments from Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., who told Fox News on Sunday that he has "no faith" in the Department of Justice or FBI Director Christopher Wray when it comes to Hunter Biden, as they have "done nothing" with what was found on his computer after it was left at a Delaware computer repair shop.

"I've had a sneaky suspicion about the FBI for a long time on this situation with hunter Biden because the evidence is so overwhelming as to his wrongdoing," Comer said. "I mean, we've been talking about these suspicious activity reports, 150 suspicious activity reports while Joe Biden was vice president. So you're talking about many years ago."

Further, it's "public knowledge" about Hunter Biden's travel logs, so "they knew he was traveling and meeting with our adversaries," Comer said. "Nothing happened."

Conservative media outlets have done a "good job" reporting about the laptop and accusations about Hunter Biden, he added, but others are now coming onboard because they're "under pressure to do something," Comer said.

Further, Biden's son was acting as a foreign agent, "the same thing they indicted Michael Flynn on in the Trump administration, and he wasn't related to Donald Trump," Comer said. "This guy, the president's son, was meeting with our adversaries. This is bad, and the question is, what did Joe Biden know, and when did he know it?"


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