Former FEMA Director Michael Brown, who faced a great deal of backlash for the Bush administration’s handling of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, is back in the headlines. This time he’s offering advice and criticism for Obama on how he should’ve dealt with Hurricane Sandy.
On Monday, before Hurricane Sandy made landfall in New York City, Brown told the Denver Westword that Obama holding a press conference at FEMA yesterday might have been a bit premature.
An excerpt from the Denver Westword’s story titled “Michael Brown, ex-FEMA head, has advice, criticism for Obama about Hurricane Sandy:”
“One thing he’s gonna be asked is, why did he jump on this so quickly and go back to D.C. so quickly when in…Benghazi, he went to Las Vegas?” Brown said. “Why was this so quick?… At some point, somebody’s going to ask that question…. This is like the inverse of Benghazi.”
Brown resigned from his position as director less than two weeks after Katrina hit.