Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Brock Long is under investigation for possible misuse of government vehicles, Politico reports.
The Department of Homeland Security inspector general has begun a probe into Long’s use of government cars in his frequent six-hour drives between Washington, D.C. and North Carolina.
According to Politico, Long’s use of vehicles has caused a rift between him and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, especially after a vehicle used on one trip was involved in an accident.
According to unnamed current and former Trump administration officials, Nielsen has confronted Long about his schedule in the past few months, but sources conflict over whether the secretary asked the administrator to resign.
Long addressed the IG investigation during a FEMA briefing on Thursday, saying that his office will be working with the IG’s “to make improvements to make sure we are running programs and policies according to regulation.”
“Bottom line is, we’ll continue to fully cooperate with any investigation that goes on and own up to any mistakes and push forward and keep going,” he said.
“I would never intentionally run a program incorrectly,” Long continued. “Doing something unethical is not part of my DNA and it is not part of my track record in my whole entire career. We will work with the OIG.”
Long did not respond to Politico’s request for comment.
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