The Ed Show | December 13, 2012
>>> and we are back. a handful of republicans are playing politics with the victims of hurricane sandy. they're refusing to fund disaster relief unless democrats offset the spending. these republicans probably didn't attend the 121212 concert last night. stars like bruce springsteen , bon jovi , and the rolling stones helped raise more than $35 million. now congress needs to do its part. the president is asking for $60 billion in disaster relief . remember, sandy killed at least 100 people. 500,000 people have already applied for temporary housing. but senators jon kyl calls it "an awful big bite to swallow." senators coburn, also johnson from wisconsin, and hoeven from north dakota aren't ready to spend the money either. louisiana congressman steve scalise says he wants to control the spendling and georgia representative jack kingston says congress shouldn't have to pay $2 million to fission fix the roof at the smithsonian museum . maybe those republicans don't want to fix the statue of liberty island either. we'll save money if we just kept it closed, right? crews pumped 270 million gallons of saltwater out of the transit tunnels. but we could have saved money there if we just didn't fix the commuter trains. governors christie, cuomo, and milloy have really heard and put together and joined forces to demand help from congress. in an op-ed in the " washington post " the governors wrote, "americans come together in times of crisis. our states have stood with your communities when they suffered and faced devastation. it's time for congress to stand with us. amen to that. tonight in our survey i asked, are congressional republicans out of touch with the rest of the country? 99% of you say yes. 1% of you say no. coming up, she was fired for responding to racist remarks on her company's facebook page. tv meteorologist rhonda lee will join me next.