Rep. Bill CassidyBill CassidyTrump goes after Cassidy after senator says he wouldn't support him for president in 2024 Cassidy says he won't vote for Trump if he runs in 2024 Hillicon Valley — Presented by American Edge Project — Americans blame politicians, social media for spread of misinformation: poll MORE (R-La.) hit back Friday against charges from Sen. Mary LandrieuMary Loretta LandrieuCassidy wins reelection in Louisiana Bottom line A decade of making a difference: Senate Caucus on Foster Youth 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.