Durbin’s remarks came during a visit with a bipartisan Senate delegation, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.
While Durbin attacked BP, Sen. David VitterDavid VitterMercury brings on former Sen. Vitter, two others Lobbying World Bottom Line MORE (R-La.), speaking at the same press conference, faulted the Obama administration’s response to the spill. He’s angry that the administration has not yet approved a plan for building up the barrier islands along Louisiana’s coast to protect sensitive marshlands.
Vitter said he has appreciated President Barack ObamaBarack ObamaDem senator: Trump thinks LGBT stands for 'Let’s Go Back in Time' Inauguration singer to Trump: Meet with me and my transgender sister NY attorney general: Transgender students to be protected despite withdrawal of Obama regulations MORE’s commitment to an aggressive response to the spill, but is now losing faith.
“That commitment is now being broken because we cannot get, so far, a timely, clear answer from the Corps of Engineers and others on this emergency dredging, barrier island plan,” Vitter said.