We should hold presidents to the same standardsPublished 8:06am Thursday, July 3, 2014
In 2005, President George W. Bush was criticized for not taking a personal interest in the crises that erupted with hurricane Katrina. People wanted their president to tour the site and see firsthand the suffering of the people displaced by the storm.
There’s a parallel today with the onslaught of illegal immigrants coming across the border in Texas and Arizona.
The displaced people, primarily children, are now being housed in warehouses. Is there a difference between the rooftops in Louisiana where people huddled for safety and the warehouse floors where children are laying on aluminum covered mats?
They are both helpless and suffering. And yet, there isn’t an outcry for the president to tour the site and see firsthand the suffering of people displaced and now, homeless.
Why are we not holding this president to the same standard?