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 VitterPoll: Republican holds 14-point lead in Louisiana Senate runoff Louisiana dishes last serving of political gumbo Trump tweets about flag burning, setting off a battle 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 ObamaThe story of America: From freedom to fear Where's the outrage over Obama's fake news peddling? Man who plotted to kill Obama sentenced to 30 years 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.