VA Rep Connolly: ‘I Tremble At How Well We’re Organized’ with Florence Response

On Tuesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Situation Room,” Representative Gerry Connolly (D-VA) stated that he trembles at how well the government is organized to respond to Hurricane Florence in light of President Trump’s praise of the response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and said, “What we’re all worried about is the federal capability of response.”

Connolly said, “If I’ve got a president who’s claiming success in Puerto Rico, I tremble at how well we’re organized to respond to this massive hurricane.”

Host Jim Sciutto then asked, “The president said today that the east coast, in his words, ‘should be in great shape’ for Hurricane Florence. What did he mean there?”

Connolly answered, “Well, if he means by that the states are in pretty good shape, that’s probably accurate. What we’re all worried about is the federal capability of response.”

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