Louisiana politicians that opposed aid for Hurricane Sandy victims but are asking for federal assistance to help with the flood should be forced to testify before Congress. They were critical of Sandy aid, feeling it was the state's burden and it was too expensive. These politicians should be forced to answer questions as to why their views have changed.
Our elected officials need to be held accountable somehow, but that is on us as citizens and voters. They can vote however they want, but we, the people, need to pay attention to it and hold them accountable by voting against them. I think Congress' time would be better spent on voting on new laws, so I don't think that these politicians should answer questions before Congress.
Certain Louisiana politicians should be forced to answer questions before Congress about their contradiction for demanding flood aid, but voting against Sandy relief. While the contradiction is clear, the fact that it happened is no surprise. Politics is filled with hypocrisy. New Orleans politicians are no different. Same story, different state.
It's pretty crappy that they voted against Sandy relief. However, their constituents are facing some pretty devastating losses, so the people who need the aid shouldn't be punished for politicians politicking. I don't have a problem with grilling them for their position changes, but not at the expense of folks who really need help.