He followed that up with some babble about there is no funding, and has never been, to even figure out how to combat an asteroid. All this began after the release of the movie Armageddon and people began to live in terror of an imminent asteroid attack . . . and by people I mean Congress, because no one else really gives a hoot . . . much like why the US Government has money to fund drills in case of a zombie attack (too much Walking Dead).
When really the whole thing is a bit silly. They come in at extraordinary speeds and unless tracked way in advance we have no idea where they are going to hit. The one in Russia never registered. Its best to just not worry about such and accept your fate, like this guy: