Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner is accusing the state of Texas of a money grab, taking over the spending of federal funds earmarked for flood mitigation and spending it outside Houston.
The state of Texas has taken over spending federal money for flood mitigation. But the state has failed to expedite previous spending—Houston is still getting money for Ike recovery. This is a money grab by the state to spend it in places outside Houston and Harris County.
— Sylvester Turner (@SylvesterTurner) October 8, 2019
Turner doesn’t seem to have the support of his constituents on this one.
Nope. You’re lying again bro.
— texican_00 (@tex_ican_34) October 8, 2019
You’re so corrupt bruh
— Zach Smith (@Z_Smith32) October 8, 2019
— Rich Rogers (@BURichTX) October 8, 2019
Cannot wait to vote this clown out.
— Lord Bob XIII (@LloydGraham7) October 8, 2019
Finally decided to address it huh? NO ONE believes what you are saying! Come on November 5th! #ANYONEBUTTURNER
— KGo (@KayGoerner) October 8, 2019
That's because you are either inept or criminal, or both.
— Nathan Kaspar (@NathanKaspar) October 8, 2019
— Jeff Garrett (@jeffgarrett1999) October 8, 2019
You mismanaged funds that was supposed to go to Harvey victims! Hope you get voted out November
— mapthinker (@mapthinker1) October 8, 2019
Gov. Greg Abbott decided to jump in on this one:
Mayor you DEMANDED that Houston get its own allocation of over $1 billion in Fed. funds to rebuild housing.
You've rebuilt less than 10. Where did all the money go?
During that same time the General Land Office has rebuilt almost 1,000.
The GLO didn't slow you down. You did. https://t.co/QdUJUaPeWJ
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) October 8, 2019
Get him Governor. Mayors need to be held accountable for lost money.
— James Murdoch (@jamesmurdoch83) October 8, 2019
Don’t worry little mayor. The Governor will wait for your response.
— Mike (@daltexfan09) October 8, 2019
More corruption in Houston!
Maybe they blew it on “sanctuary city”spending!
— Kyle R (@txsun4) October 8, 2019
Thank you for calling this out, Governor Abbott. You are doing a great job, keep it up!
— Paul Anderson (@pranderson707) October 8, 2019
THANK YOU!!!!!!!! For bringing this to everyone’s attention! Turner has to go!
— Jackie Hibbard Music (@jdhibbard2) October 8, 2019
— EasyGeezy (@Tomahawk_115) October 8, 2019
Turner has always been a scam artist.
— Terrie (@Texas56) October 8, 2019
He's a crook.
— Tikka4 (@Tikka41) October 8, 2019
There is a whole lot of crocked that needs to be investigated in the mayor’s office and with @SylvesterTurner
— Salefish (@salefish44) October 8, 2019
Hope you investigate!
— Cowboy Up (@brian_perrymore) October 8, 2019
Sounds like someone need a forensic accounting investigation regarding the use of funds used to build 10 houses.
Possibly to determine if contracts for construction was given to a son's or brothers new construction business
— Mark Larson (@marks96vmax) October 8, 2019
@SylvesterTurner will be in handcuffs if local media ever followed up and did real reporting
— Brian Barrow (@BrianPBarrow) October 8, 2019
Great job on calling him out. Now if you could push for an investigation into him
— Kelly (@moosie63) October 8, 2019
Thank you for calling him out on this Governor Abbott! The people of Houston need to know how poorly the city is being managed. Mayor Turner has got to GO!
— blinkiemuffin (@blinkiemuffin8) October 8, 2019
— ✝️Daughter of WWII Vet??✝️ (@MarjWitherspoon) October 8, 2019
— David (@kd5jad) October 8, 2019
Man, Texas has the BEST governor in the US
— Bentley (@bentley2400) October 8, 2019
— Buck Leahy (@BuckLeahy) October 8, 2019
Gov. Greg Abbott would like a word with Twitter about why a Blue Angels flyover is ‘sensitive content’ https://t.co/MAg37Q39Pq
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 13, 2019