CONFUSION: Pressed on Sandy Relief Vote Absence, Dem Rep. Mixes Up Sandy Hook and Hurricane Sandy Multiple Times (VIDEO)
With all due respect Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), portions of your state are submerged in water and it’s time to get your head in the game. During a Tuesday appearance with CNN’s Alisyn Camerota, the Congresswoman confused Sandy Hook with Hurricane Sandy on multiple occasions. Of course, these are to VERY different tragedies.
NTK Network reports:
Camerota pressed Jackson Lee over her absence during a vote on a Hurricane Sandy relief package. “Why didn’t you vote for H.R. 152, that was the Appropriations Act of 2013, that all sorts of Texas lawmakers voted against and you just did not vote?” she asked.
“As I said, I voted on legislation to help the Sandy Hook victims,” Jackson Lee responded.
“Sandy superstorm,” Camerota interjected.
After Jackson Lee finished her comments, Camerota clarified that they were discussing Superstorm Sandy, not the Sandy Hook shooting.
“Let me be clear, I voted on many votes for Sandy Hook funding,” Jackson Lee said, immediately after Camerota’s clarification.
Meanwhile, Texas Gov. Abbott has been lavishing praise on the Trump administration’s response to Hurricane Harvey. During a press conference Monday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott lavished praised on the Trump administration for its “unparalleled” response to Hurricane Harvey. Abbott told reporters he planned rescue operations for over one week prior to the storm hitting, while listing all the Trump administration officials he’s been in contact with.
Washington Free Beacon reports:
“The state of Texas has been dealing with the federal government for about seven to 10 days, at least, before the hurricane hit,” Abbott said. “I’ve spoken with the president on multiple occasions, with his Cabinet members … and I would have to grade the federal government’s response as an A+.”
Abbott said that in addition to the president, he has spoken with multiple Cabinet members including Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price, acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke, and FEMA administrator Brock Long.
“This is, if not the largest, it has to be categorized as one of the largest disasters America has ever faced,” Abbott said. “And to see the swift response from the federal government is pretty much unparalleled.”