Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, under fire for saying last Friday that Hurricane Katrina “was nothing in comparison” to Hurricane Sandy, released a statement today clarifying his comments. Senator David Vitter also called Reid an idiot.
“In my recent comments criticizing House Republicans for threatening to betray Congress’ tradition of providing aid to disaster victims in a timely fashion regardless of region, I simply misspoke,” he said. “I am proud to have been an advocate for disaster victims in the face of Republican foot-dragging, from Hurricane Katrina to Hurricane Sandy, from fires in the west to tornadoes in the Midwest.”
Here’s my earlier post regarding Reid’s comments.
Contrary to what NOLA.com’s article says, I wrote about this about 24 hours before WWL-TV.