Sen. David Vitter, R-La., called Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., “an idiot” for saying that the suffering caused by Hurricane Katrina was “nothing in comparison” to the damage wrought by Hurricane Sandy.
“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,” Reid said on Friday during a speech from the Senate floor. “Almost one 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.”
That comment angered Vitter. “Sadly, Harry Reid has again revealed himself to be an idiot, this time gravely insulting Gulf Coast residents,” Vitter tweeted this morning.
Sadly, Harry Reid has again revealed himself to be an idiot, this time gravely insulting Gulf Coast residents. nola.com/politics/index…
— David Vitter (@DavidVitter) January 7, 2013