HomeBlogFake News: Vice President Mike Pence Did Not Argue Against Hurricane Katrina Relief Blog by Casey Hendrickson on August 31, 2017 Fake News: Vice President Mike Pence Did Not Argue Against Hurricane Katrina Relief The False Claim. In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, a false story went viral claiming that Vice President Mike Pence opposed funding Hurricane Katrina relief while he was a member of the House of Representatives.The story originated Tuesday on the left-wing site Daily Kos, where Democratic operative Scott Dworkin wrote a blog headlined, "WATCH: Pence Plead With Congress to Not Fund Hurricane Katrina Relief [sic]."Included in the post was a video of a House floor speech Pence gave shortly after the disaster hit in 2005. via freebeacon.com The saddest part about the spread of fake news is that it usually takes 30 seconds to debunk. Had anyone who retweeted this nonsense (including Hollywood celebrities, and 'news' personalities) spend just a few seconds doing an internet search, they would have seen that it wasn't true. Heck, the original video also disproves the original claim.WATCH: Pence Plead With Congress to Not Fund Hurricane Katrina Relief #ImpeachPencehttps://t.co/gsrwDL4dXd— Scott Dworkin (@funder) August 29, 2017//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js "Later today, Congress will continue the work of funding the relief and recovery from Hurricane Katrina—and well we should—by spending more than $50 billion to FEMA and other agencies," he said.Hours after the speech in the viral video, the House voted 410-11 for $51.8 billion in relief without any spending cuts attached. Pence voted in favor of the measure.The bill passed the Senate unanimously and was signed the same day by President George W. Bush. It was not until weeks later that Pence, head of the Republican Study Group, unveiled "Operation Offset" to pay for the billions in spending. via freebeacon.com Then Reprsentative Pence (R-IN) simply didn't want government to overspend after Katrina relief was funded. Tweet Pin It About The Author Casey Hendrickson Casey Hendrickson is a syndicated radio talk show host based in South Bend, IN on 95.3 MNC. He is also founder and CEO of ASDefense Inc. Related Articles Colt Tight End: “They Could Have Played With Soap For Balls And Beat Us.’ by Casey Hendrickson South Bend And St. Joseph County Democrats Should Be Ashamed Of Themselves by Casey Hendrickson ‘Murder’ Spray-Painted Across ‘American Sniper’ Billboard by Casey Hendrickson Your reaction NICE SAD FUNNY OMG WTF WOW You must log in to post a comment.