Watch again: Louisiana governor, FEMA under fire for flood response


PROPERTY. SHE GAVE IT TO HIM AND HE TOOK OFF. SHAUN: FEMA AND TO GOVERNOR UNDER FIRE FOR THEIR HANDLING OF THE AUGUST FLOODING.>>DO YOU HAVE A GUESS AS TO HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE DISPLACED?>>I DO NOT HAVE A GUESS, I WOULD BE ABLE TO — WE HAVE A NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS FOR EXAMPLE, WHO ARE LIVING WITH FAMILY MEMBERS, SO TO GIVE YOU THE NUMBER IS DIFFICULT. WE KNOW THAT THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF FAMILIES NOT YET LIVING IN THEIR HOMES. I CAN GIVE YOU A MORE PRECISE ANSWER AFTER WE GET SOME ANALYSIS.>>YOU KNOW HOW BAD THAT LOOKS, RIGHT? YOU ARE COMING HERE FOR A HEARING ON THIS. YOU DO NOT EVEN HAVE A GUESS AS TO HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE DISPLACED?>>I DO NOT.>>YOU ARE THAT CLUELESS? SHAUN: TODAY, THE HOUSE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE GRILLED FEMA OFFICIALS AS WELL AS THE GOVERNOR, AS YOU COULD SEE THERE, FOR HOW STATE AND FEDERAL AGENCIES RESPONDED TO LAST YEAR’S FLOODING. FEMA ADMITTED THEY COULD HAVE DONE BETTER.>>$15 MILLION A YEAR — $15 BILLION A YEAR TO DO WHAT? BE READY IF THERE WAS A DISASTER? FOR YOU READY FOR THIS ONE?>>WE CAN ALWAYS DO BETTER. YOU HAVE POINTED OUT A NUMBER OF AREAS WHERE WE CAN DO BETTER PART — BETTER. AND WHAT HAPPENS IN THE BIGGER EVENTS WHETHER IT BE THIS EVENT , OR KATRINA IT MAXIMIZES THE , CAPABILITY IN THE THROUGH PUT THAT WE HAVE. SHAUN: SOME LOCAL OFFICIALS WHO WERE ON HAND AT TODAY’S HEARING SAID THEY WOULD LIKE FEMA TO BE MORE TRANSPARENT IN THEIR

3 thoughts on “Watch again: Louisiana governor, FEMA under fire for flood response

  1. Chaffetz is an excellent man. if not for him and Gowdy the corruption would be even more rampant. if thats even possible.

  2. This current governor of my state got elected because he has "Long" as part of his name. He is a mega-tax and spend Democrat, and has the same amount of sense as the previous Kathleen Blanco did. He has taken state money to prop up the LSU football staff. He is a PUTZ!!!

  3. Yes he is that clueless! This is what happens when we election Bobby Boucher’s Daddy!

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