Clinton: I'll visit Louisiana when campaign won't 'disrupt' response
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Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonAs Buttigieg rises, Biden is still the target Harris rips Gabbard over Fox appearances during Obama years Steyer, Gabbard and Yang shut out of early minutes of Democratic debate MORE on Monday said she would visit the site of intense flooding in Louisiana when it's clear her presidential campaign won't "disrupt" the recovery response.

Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, made the comments a day before President Obama is scheduled to visit the state. Republican presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpFive takeaways from the Democratic debate As Buttigieg rises, Biden is still the target Leading Democrats largely pull punches at debate MORE was in Louisiana on Friday.

“This month's floods in Louisiana are a crisis that demand a national response," Clinton said in a statement released by her campaign. 


"We must make sure that all resources are brought to bear in responding to the crisis and helping communities rebuild," she continued. 

"I am committed to visiting communities affected by these floods, at a time when the presence of a political campaign will not disrupt the response, to discuss how we can and will rebuild together." 

Clinton and Obama held off visiting the area last week. At least 13 people have died from the storms and flooding, while thousands have been displaced.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced over the weekend that more than $56 million in federal money had been approved for Louisiana in the first week since Obama declared it a federal emergency. 

Trump made his high-profile visit to Baton Rouge, La., last Friday with his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceFive bombshells from explosive Sondland testimony 2019 Louisiana governor's race spells disaster for Trump in 2020 House impeachment hearings: The witch hunt continues MORE.

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) said Sunday that Trump's visit to the state was "helpful" because it brought attention to the devastation there.
He had initially said that while he would welcome Trump, he didn't want the GOP nominee's visit to just be a "photo op." Edwards had also encouraged Obama, and Clinton by association, to hold off visiting the state, citing concerns over diverting emergency resources for road closures and security.
“The best way to help Louisianans affected by these terrible floods is to make sure they have the resources they need today," Clinton said Monday.
Obama is slated to visit Baton Rouge on Tuesday, the White House announced late last week.
Clinton urged Facebook followers last week to contribute to relief organizations but said such efforts "can't afford any distractions."