Sharron Angle Opposed Aid To Katrina Victims
Sharron Angle make extremism look moderate. During her 2006 congressional bid, Angle said she opposed a bill that gave $62 billion in relief to victims of Katrina in 2005. Only 11 House members opposed the bill and it had unanimous support in the Senate (h/t Political Correction).
During an interview on conservative KLAV radio in 2005, which she once had up on her site, Angle invoked Indiana Rep. Mike Pence, who she claimed said he was voting “no” because the Katrina money was not carefully accounted for. The truth is Pence actually wanted the money to be offset – Human Events was so proud of him, it gave Pence “Man of the Year” in 2005.
But Pence actually voted FOR the $62 billion. His “yea” is right there in the congressional record after someone named Pelosi.
The day after the Sept. 8, 2005, vote, even House Majority Leader Tom DeLay told The Wall Street Journal: “It’s too important to play politics with. It’s too important to second-guess.”