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The Names of the 67 GOP House Reps Who Voted AGAINST The Hurricane Sandy Relief Bill

This list should be used as a “Who’s Who of Scumbags” and who should be voted out of the House.

From the Daily Kos:

Paul Ryan voted against the bill. He’s probably still pissed off about that whole election thing. Take that, blue state victims.

Also on the list are plenty of members from states that certainly aren’t immune from national disasters, including wild fires, earthquakes, tornadoes and hurricanes: Alabama, Florida, Arizona, California, Missouri, Louisiana, Texas. All of these states have certainly received federal emergency aid in the past, probably with the support of these members.

Take Rep. Mo Brooks, from Alabama, for example. Back in 2011, he even held town meetings to help tornado victims in his state to help his constituents “to better understand their federal assistance rights […] direct grants that you do not have to repay if you qualify, unemployment compensation, rents as you try to find a new place to live.”

Or maybe Rep. Paul Broun in Georgia, who applauded FEMA in 2009, and touted his office’s work in helping constituents get that federal support. The 2009 disaster? Flooding.

Or Rep. Sam Graves, from Missouri, back in 2011 begging for an emergency declaration from the White House for, you guess it, flooding.

Also in the pack of douchebags we have:

Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) – I want mine – http://huelskamp.house.gov/… …  but Sandy victims get nada.

Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) touted FEMA assistance outreach during flooding in his district in 2009.

For instance, Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO) demanded immediate disaster assistance for flooding.

More recent Rep. Issa (R-CA)  2007 letter requesting disaster assistance for freeze damage – http://www.costa.house.gov/… and  2002 firehttp://webcache.googleusercontent.com/…

Rep. Sensebrenner (R-WI) – I want my disaster aid too – http://www.highbeam.com/…

If the Democrats don’t use this in the 2014 mid-term when all 435 voting seats in the United States House of Representatives will be up for election there is just no hope for them.

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