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State GOP Chair Demands Apology From Reid Following Katrina Gaffe


It didn’t take long for Harry Reid’s statement about how Sandy was worse than Katrina to hit home and irritate people along the Gulf Coast. And the boneheaded statement by Reid was seized on in virtually no time by the Louisiana Republican Party – as its chairman Roger Villere and executive director Jason Dore’ noted that Reid didn’t do Sen. Mary Landrieu any favors…

On Friday, Democrat US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid stated on the floor of US Senate that Hurricane Katrina was “nothing in comparison” to Super Storm Sandy.

“The people of New Orleans in that area…they were hurt…” Reid said. “…but nothing in comparison to what happened to the people in New England.”

The Republican Party of Louisiana now calls on Harry Reid to apologize and for the Louisiana Democratic Party and liberal Senator Mary Landrieu to denounce Reid’s comments and demand a formal apology to the residents of Louisiana.

“Senator Reid’s remarks were an insult to the more than 1,800 people whose lives were lost, their families, those whose small businesses and livelihoods were destroyed and all of those who were hurt by Hurricane Katrina’s $80 billion in devastation,” said LAGOP Chairman Roger Villere. “Both Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy were disastrous storms that led to a large loss of life, property and livelihoods. Senator Reid should be educated on this fact by his fellow Democrats and should issue a formal apology.”

“Hurricanes and other catastrophic disasters are not to be pawns of liberal politicians,” LAGOP Executive Director Jason Doré said. “Senator Landrieu claims to defend the residents of Louisiana, but so far has shown that she cannot inform her own leadership of the depth of Louisiana’s challenges. Here is her chance to publicly stand up for us.”

To see Harry Reid’s comments for yourself, click here.

UPDATE: The reaction, and Reid’s non-apology walkback.


7 Comments

  1. James Savik says:

    We have thunderstorm worse than Sandy. Those yankees are crying because they got caught with their pants down because they were complacent.

  2. Mike Martin says:

    I didn' know Harry lived here when Katrina hit! He should have then he would know just how devastating it actually was!

  3. Lived in New Orleans hit, was devestated

  4. Anonymous says:

    You gotta understand, Harry doesn't even know where the Gulf Coast is!

  5. RIED IS AN IDIOT….HASN'T HE PROVED THAT A HUNDRED TIMES ALREADY? YA CANT FIX STUPID, BUT YOU CAN VOTE HIM OUT!

  6. [...] Roger Villere isn’t the only Louisiana political figure to take a swing at Senate majority leader Harry Reid in response to his ill-considered comment that Hurricane Katrina was “nothing like” Hurricane Sandy – in an assumed plea for more relief dollars for victims of last fall’s devastating storm in the New York area. [...]

  7. Andy Keller says:

    Harry is a NERD that is taking it out on everyone, because he got his stupid Ass kicked somewhere along his slimy road to Washington. Better yet I bet he was abused and remembers everyday when opens his stupid Mouth.

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