A southern Republican sees the light:
A little more than a week ago, Rep. Steven Palazzo (R-MS) was one of only 67 Republicans to vote against a bill to provide $9.7 billion in relief to victims of Hurricane Sandy that easily passed the House of Representatives. In a letter sent Monday to those very GOP members, Palazzo called on them to reverse their votes and help pass a larger Sandy aid measure that will be considered by the House this week.
“I believe we as Americans will work to do what is responsible by reforming our disaster relief system, but we will also always do what is necessary to provide help to those in need,” Palazzo wrote in the letter.
It’s the latest stage in a swift evolution for Palazzo, who’s gone from ardent opponent to now vocal supporter in just 10 days.
Palazzo toured the devastation last week,