Rep. Bill CassidyWilliam (Bill) Morgan CassidyGOP senators dodge on treatment of White House protesters The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - US virus deaths exceed 100,000; Pelosi pulls FISA bill Stakes high for Collins in coronavirus relief standoff MORE (R-La.) hit back Friday against charges from Sen. Mary LandrieuMary Loretta LandrieuA decade of making a difference: Senate Caucus on Foster Youth Congress needs to work to combat the poverty, abuse and neglect issues that children face Dems wrestle over how to vote on ‘Green New Deal’ MORE (D) that he let the state down in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.


He tweeted Friday a link to a Money magazine interview where he talks about setting up a “field hospital” for the injured.


As the two candidates head into a heated campaign before the December runoff election, Landrieu is touting her support for disaster funding as proof that she’s been able to deliver for Louisianans. During an event at a new Veterans Affairs hospital in New Orleans, she slammed Cassidy for not supporting the hospital while in the state Senate and for voting against disaster relief after Hurricane Isaac.

“This is the time for Bill Cassidy to stand up and talk about his own pitiful record,” she said Wednesday during the event. “When Louisiana needed disaster aid, I was there. Where was Bill?”

Both the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and the Democratic-aligned super-PAC American Bridge used the attacks on disaster funding and the VA hospital during the state’s primary election, hoping to paint Cassidy as out of touch.

Cassidy said during a debate that he didn’t vote for Isaac aid because he wanted that spending to be offset by cuts elsewhere. He’s also told The Wall Street Journal that he opposed a different plan by LSU and that Congress funded the VA hospital before he was elected.