Former FEMA chief: Obama ‘botched’ Louisiana response
The former director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency criticized President Obama Friday for not walking “off the golf course” during his two-week vacation in Martha’s Vineyard to show support for the 40,000 Louisiana families who lost their homes in the state’s devastating floods.
Michael Brown, who infamously oversaw FEMA during Hurricane Katrina under President George W. Bush, told Fox News’ “Special Report” he supported Obama’s decision not to immediately visit Baton Rouge earlier this week because emergency responders were still rescuing people stranded on rooftops throughout the city.
But by Friday, the president should have done something to show that his administration stands in solidarity with the people of Louisiana.
“He could have gone to Lilly Armstrong Airport in New Orleans and made a statement there, or at the very least, what he should have done in my opinion, is he should have walked off the golf course, gone to some office somewhere on Martha’s Vineyard and talked to the people of Louisiana and assure them that he was sending [FEMA chief] Craig Fugate, [Homeland Security] Secretary [Jeh] Johnson,” Brown said. – READ MORE