Pressed on Sandy Relief Absence, Dem Rep Confuses Sandy Hook and Hurricane Sandy Several Times

By NTK Staff | 08.29.2017 @9:31am

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee was absent when funding bills went through to help Hurricane Sandy victims.

In an appearance on CNN on Tuesday, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) confused Hurricane Sandy with the shooting at an elementary school in Sandy Hook, Connecticut several times. Even after CNN’s Alisyn Camerota corrected Jackson Lee, she continued with her mix-up of the two tragedies.

Camerota pressed Jackson Lee over her absence during a vote on a Hurricane Sandy relief package. “Why didn’t you vote for H.R. 152, that was the Appropriations Act of 2013, that all sorts of Texas lawmakers voted against and you just did not vote?” she asked.

“As I said, I voted on legislation to help the Sandy Hook victims,” Jackson Lee responded.

“Sandy superstorm,” Camerota interjected.

After Jackson Lee finished her comments, Camerota clarified that they were discussing Superstorm Sandy, not the Sandy Hook shooting.

“Let me be clear, I voted on many votes for Sandy Hook funding,” Jackson Lee said, immediately after Camerota’s clarification.

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