Oklahoma Senator James Inhofe is a shameless, degenerate, climate science-denier and world class hypocrite. One day after his state was ravaged by a killer F4 tornado, Inhofe is arguing that there is no comparison between Hurricane Sandy relief, which he voted against last fall, and aid for his state because the two are “totally different.”
Inhofe and fellow Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn have worked tirelessly to undermine funding for FEMA even though their state relies heavily on disaster aid.
– In September 2011, Coburn offered an amendment to offset $6.9 billion in FEMA funding.
– Coburn voted in 2011 against funding FEMA after it ran out of money, because, in his words, funding FEMA would have been “unconscionable.” Inhofe did not vote. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid fired back at Republicans blocking a bill for necessary funding to FEMA.
– Inhofe proposed removing grants for storm shelter programs coordinating with FEMA, and instead provide individuals with tax breaks.
– Coburn criticized items in Sandy disaster relief such as $12.9 billion for disaster mitigation and $366 million for Amtrak as “wasteful spending.”
– After Hurricane Sandy, Inhofe and Coburn voted against a bill for $50.5 billion in Hurricane Sandy disaster relief.
– Coburn demanded that $5.25 billion in FEMA grant funds bereallocated because of sequestration in April 2013.
Oklahoma and Texas rank as the top two states in FEMA disaster declarations; combined, they account for more than a quarter of declared disasters since 2009.
So once again we have horrifying TEApublican hypocrisy on display. Immediate and swift disaster relief is good for them, but screw everyone else. To help with Oklahoma Tornado Relief, CLICK HERE.