Jeh Johnson Tells Louisiana: 'The President Can't Be Everywhere'; 'He Has a Very Busy Schedule'
- Speaking at a news conference in flood-ravaged Louisiana on Thursday, Homeland Security Director Jeh Johnson said "the federal government is here, we have been here, and we'll be here as long as it takes to help this community recover."
Responding to criticism that President Obama has not interrupted his summer vacation on Martha's Vineyard, Johnson said several times, "The president can't be everywhere."
"There's been a lot of criticism about president Obama not visiting Louisiana. Will you be recommending that he come to Louisiana and visit?" a reporter asked Johnson.
"Well, of course the president can't be everywhere. I can tell you that the president has been closely monitoring the situation here in Louisiana. He made the federal (disaster) declaration in a matter of hours -- it was expedited, we're up to 20 parishes now.(Excerpt) Read more at: cnsnews.com ...
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