Louisiana Republican slammed for ‘grandstanding’ against Biden while Hurricane Ida ravages his state

Louisiana Republican slammed for ‘grandstanding’ against Biden while Hurricane Ida ravages his state

This week, Louisiana has been pounded by a hurricane that, in terms of intensity, is being compared to Hurricane Katrina — the 2005 disaster that caused historic flooding in New Orleans. And one of the state's far-right GOP congressmen, Rep. Clay Higgins, is drawing criticism for "grandstanding" against President Joe Biden in Washington, D.C. while his district is coping with Hurricane Ida.

In response to the Taliban having taken over Afghanistan, Higgins has introduced a resolution calling for Biden, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Gen. Mark Milley (chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff) to resign. The 60-year-old Higgins, as part of his anti-Biden theatrics, floated the idea of Vice President Kamala Harris taking over as president and said, "You put her in office; let's see what she's got."

Emily C. Singer, a reporter for the American Independent, tweeted:

Singer isn't the only Twitter user who wondered why Higgins was focused so heavily on Biden when his state was being slammed by a devastating hurricane. Some Twitter users unfavorably compared Higgins to Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, who drew widespread criticism earlier this year after leaving for Cancun, Mexico when his state was suffering widespread power outages during a severe cold snap:


Here are some more reactions:








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