John McCain & Hurricane Katrina

Now before you send me some crazy comment, please note that the independent, non-partisan watchdog group released this information from their research regarding John McCain’s record on Hurricane Katrina.

“John McCain was asked by a New Orleans reporter why he voted twice against an independent commission to investigate the government’s failings before and after Hurricane Katrina, and he incorrectly stated that he had voted for every investigation.

McCain actually voted twice, in 2005 and 2006, to defeat a Democratic amendment that would have set up an independent commission along the lines of the 9/11 Commission. At the time of the second vote, members of both parties were complaining that the White House was refusing requests by Senate investigators for information…McCain’s statement that he ‘supported every investigation’ is false.

The record shows McCain lined up with his party as it circled the wagons to defend the Bush administration against a more aggressive probe of what went wrong before and after Katrina.”

Today marks three years since Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast which includes New Orleans. Where’s the love for the Big Easy now?



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