Brownie Blasts Bush Administration Response to Katrina Disaster
Posted on Feb 10, 2006
Michael “Heckuva Job” Brown departs from the shameful “we didn’t know” defense regarding the breach of the levees, saying: “For them to claim that we didn’t have awareness of it is just baloney.” story
NYT | Michael D. Brown, former director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, testified today that he let senior White House staffers know as soon as he had heard that flooding had begun in New Orleans on the day Hurricane Katrina made landfall.
Mr. Brown also called claims by top officials at the Department of Homeland Security that they weren’t aware of levee breaches until the next day ” just baloney.” | story
Brown engages in a heated exchange with Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.) before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Capitol Hill, Friday, Feb. 10.