MONACA, Pennsylvania—We are broadcasting live today from a packed house of about 300 local western Pennsylvania residents at the Community College of Beaver County in Monaca, just 21 miles from the site of East Palestine, Ohio’s toxic chemical spill disaster.
This is the scene of the first public hearing on the East Palestine chemical catastrophe, led by PA State Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-Gettysburg), Chairman of the Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee.
Mastriano pledged to get to the bottom of the disaster and wants answers on how it happened, who gave the order for the control burn of the chemicals, and what harm has been done to area residents. The committee chair, who ran for PA governor in 2022, said he wants to see proof of action. “I’m from Missouri-show me,” Mastriano said on the John Fredericks Media Network.
Mastriano’s chief of staff, Dan Cox, a 2022 GOP candidate for Maryland governor, said on our show that the committee invited Norfolk Southern executives to the hearing. “They all either declined or ignored us. Next up subpoenas. If you don’t know Pennsylvania law, our subpoenas have real legal teeth. Don’t test us.”
Cox and Mastriano told us how after just a few hours in East Palestine, they suffered from severe migraine headaches, physical sickness, shortness of breath and overall fatigue. “It was downright disgusting,” Cox said.
In a riveting scene, witness after witness came in front of the committee senate panel and detailed their severe health problems just days after the spill and controlled burn.
One witness, Sarah Kuenlz of Beaver Falls, PA, about five miles from the spill, called it a “Little Chernobyl.” Detailing her injuries, Kuenlz said she has been sick since the fire, her throat burns incessantly and she has broke out in welts and rashes all over her body, including her face. “Take a good look at me,” she asked the panel. “Do I look OK to you?”
Another witness, who broke down in tears, asked a simple question: “We just want to know what the chemicals were, we don’t even know what we are dealing with.”
Another resident was livid that the trains are up and running across the tracks, saying every time they go by the smell of the chemicals intensifies.
One witness, who broke down in tears, asked, “What will happen to me and my children? I can’t get out. I work two jobs. Will my kids be alright? What will become of us?”
We’ll give updates throughout the day on Twitter and GETTR.
Exclusive — Trump: ‘We’re Like a Third-World Nation’ with Buttigieg as Transportation Secretary…
“We’re like a third-world nation, and this is an example of it, the breakdown. Our whole country is breaking down,” Trump said while hanging out with residents of East Palestine in a McDonald’s on Wednesday.
The former president also stated that Transporation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, who had yet to step foot in East Palestine, “should have been here a long time ago.” Buttigieg visited the town today, donning skinny jeans and a hard hat. Perhaps the hard hat was to guard himself against pigeon droppings…but there are no birds left in East Palestine…so the hard hat makes even less sense.
After being asked to respond to Buttigieg blaming him for the train derailment by falsely claiming a proposed rule on ECP brakes that was withdrawn in 2018 had something to do with the disaster in East Palestine, Trump said flatly, “It had nothing to do with it.”
Trump departs from the pre-planned event schedule to embrace the gathered people of East Palestine, Ohio…
“Thank you for not forgetting about us…” Here’s the audio…
President Trump jokes with local workers at a McDonald’s in East Palestine, Ohio, that he knows the menu better than they do…
Exclusive– Watch: Trump Buys Everyone Food at East Palestine McDonald’s…
“We’re going to take care of the fire department, we’re going to take care of the police department, plus the people that are in here. They’re going to get a nice, free meal,” Trump was heard telling the McDonald’s cashier.
Tens of thousands of pounds of goods, food, water being delivered to the people of East Palestine, Ohio, right now before Trump’s visit…
Trump paid for all of it.
Number of goods delivered from the Biden Administration: 0.
President Trump Responds to Georgia Grand Jury Foreperson and the Circus Media Tour She Is Undertaking…
This Georgia case is ridiculous, a strictly political continuation of the greatest Witch Hunt of all time. Now you have an extremely energetic young woman, the (get this!) “foreperson” of the Racist D.A.’s Special Grand Jury, going around and doing a Media Tour revealing, incredibly, the Grand Jury’s inner workings & thoughts. This is not JUSTICE, this is an illegal Kangaroo Court. Atlanta is leading the Nation in Murder and other Violent Crimes. All I did is make TWO PERFECT PHONE CALLS!!!