Confessore: ‘We Don’t Pay the Same Amount of Respect’ To Puerto Rico Victims as We Do to 9/11 Victims
CONFESSORE: “We can’t. And the point of having this conversation is accountability. Hurricanes are one of those moments when people’s ideology is set to the side and they all expect a coherent response from the Government. The responder of first resort. And as a test for all of us and for our government. It’s not about him. But the problem is that he always takes these things personally. His ego first. His sense of offense first. And his first instinct is to defend that and for this President, the buck always seems to stop somewhere over there in the far distance. Every year this country takes a day on 9/11 to think about the thousands of Americans who were lost in that attack. Thousands of Americans were lost after this hurricane. And we don’t pay the same amount of respect."