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GOP Congressman Makes Tone-Deaf Statement About Flood Victims––And People Fired Back

Jeb Hensarling, a Texas Republican Congressman, said that the U.S. government can't keep paying to repair flooded homes that continue to be damaged in the wake of natural disasters.

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In a statement during an appearance on CNBC’s Squawk Box, Hensarling suggested that the “federal government is encouraging and subsidizing people to live in harm’s way.” 

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The chairman of the House Financial Services Committee added that  “At some point, God is telling you to move,” citing the case of a Baton Rouge property that received $500,000 in public money after it flooded 40 times. His statement did not sit well will the masses. 

People decided to give Hensarling a dose of reality. 

Some people opted to give Hensarling the benefit of the doubt. 

Hensarling makes a point worth addressing, but his delivery leaves much to be desired.

H/T- Huffingtonpost,  Twitter