The devastating wildfires in Maui that have left 111 dead and hundreds more missing are considered the worst natural disaster in the state in the last 100 years.
Naturally, when disaster strikes, people want answers.
Conspiracy theories surrounding the Maui fires have continued to rage, with many believing that the fires were part of a grand scheme to acquire incredibly lucrative land. The left is pushing climate change as the cause of the wildfires, while others cite Maui’s underdeveloped fire service or poor response times from government and other officials.
We all want to know what’s really going on.
Former U.S. representative for Hawaii’s second district and current U.S. Army Reserve officer Tulsi Gabbard joins Glenn Beck to discuss the tragedy.
Glenn asks Gabbard’s thoughts regarding the resignation of Herman Andaya, the head of the Maui Emergency Management Agency, due to criticism regarding his decision not to activate the disaster sirens.
“I think he probably thought he was doing the right thing by not turning on the air siren because … he said, ‘If I would have turned it on people would have gone to the top of the mountain because that’s what they’re trained to do, and they would have gone right into the fire.’ Do you believe that?” asks Glenn.
“You know what? I call bullsh** on that,” Gabbard says. “He’s the Department of Emergency Management director. Why did it take … eight days for him to show up in front of the media and answer questions? He should have been the first guy out there.”
“Number two, we have a highly sophisticated alarm system across the state of Hawaii because of our proximity to hurricanes and tsunamis and all sorts of different natural disasters,” she continues.
“We know that if it’s a tsunami, we get days’ warning,” she explains. And “these alarm systems are used in the case of any form of natural disaster. [So] a tsunami alert could have been ruled out immediately because they don’t just show up out of nowhere.”
“That alarm sounding could have possibly prevented loss of life, so I don’t buy that.”
To hear their full conversation, watch the clip below.
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