Oklahoma Senator Who Voted ‘No’ On Sandy Says His State’s Tornado ‘Totally Different’
Senator James Inhofe says everyone was “exploiting” Hurricane Sandy, but that won’t happen in his state.
“They had things in the Virgin Islands. They were fixing roads there, they were putting roofs on houses in Washington, D.C. Everybody was getting in and exploiting the tragedy that took place. That won’t happen in Oklahoma,” Inhofe said on MSNBC.
But most of the spending added to the Sandy bill to help it get through the House was dropped before it passed.
Both of Oklahoma’s senators and three of its five House members voted against the $60.2 billion aid package for Sandy victims. However, Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.), whose district includes the tornado-shattered town of Moore, Okla., voted for the Sandy package.