Lindsey Graham’s home state of South Carolina is in dire peril in the wake of record-setting floods.
The U.S. senator wants the federal government to assist his constituents in helping them recover from the tragedy … as he should.
Graham, a Republican candidate for president, wasn’t so generous when it came to providing aid to help Hurricane Sandy victims in New Jersey. He voted against that request.
He’s not alone.
Remember that tornado that tore through Joplin, Mo., in 2011? Then-House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., said Congress needed to cut money from other agencies to pay for the relief effort.
Tom Cotton was a Republican House member from Arkansas when the Sandy relief package came to a vote. He voted “no,” declaring that Arkansas shouldn’t have to bail out a Northeast state.
This kind of duplicitous thinking is common in Congress.
As for Graham, he’s just the latest in a long and infamous line of politicians who demand help for their own constituents while giving other Americans the back of their hand.