Officials involved in the phony press conference staged by the Federal Emergency Management Agency this week are now facing disciplinary action, says Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff.
“I think it was one of the dumbest and most inappropriate things I’ve seen since I’ve been in government,” said Mr Chertoff.
“I have made unambiguously clear, in Anglo-Saxon prose, that it is not to ever happen again and there will be appropriate disciplinary action taken against those people who exhibited what I regard as extraordinarily poor judgment.”
Earlier this week, FEMA called a snap press conference to answer questions about the agency’s response to the
Posing as reporters, FEMA staff then proceeded to ask soft questions to their boss, deputy administrator Vice Admiral Harvey Johnson. His responses included a glowing FEMA performance review in southern