David Vitter: Harry Reid ‘An Idiot’ For Comparing Sandy To Katrina

Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) tore into Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Monday, calling him “an idiot” for suggesting last week that Superstorm Sandy had wrought more devastation on the northeast than Hurricane Katrina had on the gulf coast in 2005.

“Sadly, Harry Reid has again revealed himself to be an idiot, this time gravely insulting Gulf Coast residents,” Vitter tweeted on Monday, linking to report by the New Orleans Times-Picayune concluding that “Sandy devastated some of the nation’s most populated areas, but it didn’t come close to Katrina.”

Vitter also released an official statement on Reid’s comments, comparing the death tolls and damage costs of the two storms.

Huffington Post
1/7/13