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Source: getty

Senators Who Voted Against Hurricane Sandy Aid Requested Aid For Hurricane Harvey

By Mustafa Gatollari

As a New Jersey native who lived through Hurricane Sandy, I witnessed the level of damage it caused to entire communities and businesses. And I wasn't even living in the most impacted area of the state, but the aftermath was still pretty bad. Hurricane Sandy was the deadliest and most destructive hurricane of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season, inflicting a massive $70 billion in damage. 

But some United States senators, namely  Ted Cruz and John Coryn of Texas, thought it'd be a good idea to vote against any type of federal relief for reconstruction after the storm. Like, I know Chris Christie is extremely off-putting, but come on guys.

But now, in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, it looks like Cruz and Cornyn have reversed their stances on federal aid assistance in response to natural disasters, because they just pressed President Donald Trump in a letter begging for emergency support.