Graham Opposed Sandy Aid but Wants Help in South Carolina
Hypocrisy is alive and well in the United States. Sen. Lindsey Graham is asking for federal aid in his home state of South Carolina, the same man who didn’t want to help victims of Hurricane Sandy in 2013.
“Let’s just get through this thing, and whatever it costs, it costs,” Graham told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on “The Situation Room” on Monday of the devastating floods in his home
Benefiting from selective amnesia, Graham doesn’t remember why he opposed the funding, but suggested there must have been a good reason to deny an aid package to American citizens that were in need of relief at the time.
“I’m all for helping the people in New Jersey. I don’t really remember me voting that way,” Graham said.
“Anyway, I don’t really recall that, but I’d be glad to look and tell you why I did vote no, if I did.”
Graham described himself as a “pretty kind-hearted fellow,” and said he’d heard from South Carolinians, Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-New York.
Graham said he tends to “try to be there for friends and neighbors, so hope they’ll be there for us.”
Many Republicans opposed the $51 billion Sandy relief package in 2013 because they said it included too much spending on unrelated programs.
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