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Senate majority leader upsets people with Sandy-Katrina comparison

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Sen. Harry Reid, D-NV (Source: Senate.gov) Sen. Harry Reid, D-NV (Source: Senate.gov)
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Sen. Harry Reid, D-NV, is not a crowd favorite near the Gulf Coast after the Senate majority leader made comments leading up to a congressional vote for Hurricane Sandy relief.

"We had a devastating Katrina," Reid said. "The people of New Orleans and that area, they were hurt, but nothing in comparison to what happened to the people in New England."

Reid was making a comparison of the government's response time to offer disaster aid for Katrina versus Sandy.

While Sandy was the most costly natural disaster since Katrina, the death toll for Hurricane Katrina exceeded 1,800 people.

Sandy killed 125 people in the United States.

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