La. Sen. Vitter Calls Reid ‘Idiot’ For Sandy-Katrina Comparison

Source: Domenico Montanaro / NBC News

Louisiana Sen. David Vitter (R), upset with Harry Reid saying Hurricane Katrina was “nothing in comparison” to Hurricane Sandy and the devastation caused to the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut area, lashed out on the social network calling the Senate majority leader an “idiot.”

“Sadly, Harry Reid has again revealed himself to be an idiot, this time gravely insulting Gulf Coast residents,” Vitter Tweeted, linking to a story in the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

On Friday, Reid said the following on the floor, urging passage of Sandy funding:

“I really do believe it is important that I have the record reflect the reason we have gotten as far as we have on Sandy is because of the senior Senator from New York. It is too bad that it has taken so long. When we had that devastation from Katrina, we were there within days taking care of Mississippi, Alabama, and especially Louisiana–within days. We are now past 2 months with the people of New York and New Jersey.

“The people of New Orleans and that area, they were hurt but nothing in comparison to what happened to the people in New York and New Jersey. Almost 1 million people have lost their homes; 1 million people lost their homes. That is homes, that is not people in those homes. So I think it is just unfortunate that we do not have the relief for New York and New Jersey and the rest already. It has to be done. We have to meet the needs of the American people when an act of God occurs.”

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