Your browser may block some cookies by default. By clicking, you agree to allow our advertising partners to place their cookies and serve you more relevant ads. To view our privacy policy or opt-out, click here.
CongressGuac-1506165622816-1506165628178.jpg
Source: Pete Marovich/Getty Images

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

By Mark Joseph

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.

GettyImages-623903064-1506168075022-1506168078328.jpg
Source: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

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.”