Senator Inhofe, who called Sandy aid ‘pork,’ says tornado aid is ‘totally different’

Posted: 3:30 PM, May 22, 2013
Updated: 2013-05-22 15:33:23-04

A catastrophe – as in one of the worst tornadoes on record – often has a funny way of changing your perspective.

Case in Point – James Inhofe, the U.S. senator from Oklahoma.

Back in December – long before Monday’s catastrophe — Inhofe adamantly argued against a federal aid package following Hurricane Sandy, claiming it was a “slush fund” filled with “pork”.

That was then.

Now, Senator Inhofe, is singing a different tune. Speaking Tuesday on MSNBC he stated Oklahoma’s need for federal aid is “totally different.”

Yes, you heard the good Senator correctly.

Inhofe says he will accept federal aid for his tornado-ravaged state of Oklahoma/

“That was supposed to be in New Jersey. They had things in the Virgin islands. They were fixing roads there. They were putting roofs on house in Washington D.C. everybody was getting in and exploiting the tragedy that took place. That won’t happen in Oklahoma.”

Congressman Peter King remembers all too well his fellow Republican’s rejection of the Sandy aid bill.

King told Pix11:  “Senator Inhofe is totally wrong. I think he’s being completely hypocritical. We shouldn’t hold the people of Oklahoma responsible for things their representatives say. So I will vote for whatever aid Oklahoma needs. This is an American issue. This is not an Oklahoma issue. Just like sandy was not a New York New Jersey issue. It’s an American issue.”

 This isn’t our first trip into the interesting world of James Inhofe.

Listen to him talk [SEE VIDEO] to a Huffington Post reporter last month about gun control and the dozens of families victimized in the Newtown Connecticut school shootings.

Inhofe recently used a biblical scripture to explain his position on global warming, which he has famously called a hoax.

“My point is – God’s still up there. And this is the arrogance of people who think that we – human beings – would be able to change what he is doing in the climate, is to me outrageous,” Inhofe said.

We expect that anyone who watched their home wiped off the face of the early Monday would also disagree with Senator James Inhofe’s latest comments regarding financial aid for his home state.

“First of all, we have everything that we need”, Inhofe told CNN.