When we had the first visitors as a result of our trip to D.C.: Representatives Scott Garrett (N.J.) and Lynn Westmoreland (Ga.) came together. By the time they left New Orleans, they were convinced of the great needs of our state.On their site, Women of the Storm have this quote from UnRepresentative Scott Garrett:
You have to see the massive sclae of the devastation and get a greater perspective of the enormity of it. I definitely have a lot more confidence that the people in this community are trying to do this the right way. I feel good about it.Scott Garrett issued a press release on September 2nd, 2005 after Hurricane Katrina, saying:
The thoughts and prayers of my family and I are with those along the Gulf Coast recovering from Hurricane Katrina. It is comforting to know that Americans from across the country will be joining together in assisting the victims of the hurricane. It is this sprit of caring by individual citizens that helps keep America so resilient and strong. We in congress have already begun the process of passing an emergency relief package to bring needed money and resources to the victims of this disaster. I join with the President in calling for all citizens to help out, in whatever way they can, and encourage everyone to conserve our energy resources during this difficult time.And yet, Scott Garrett voted against Katrina aid. All other New Jersey and Northeastern Congressmen vote for it. Eleven vote against it, including Ernie.
Scott Garrett says one thing, but does another. Can anyone say flip-flop? Can anyone say extremist? Can anyone say careless? I wonder if Garrett would vote for aid for his own kids if they were the victims of a Hurricane.
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