The Jeff Ward Show

Blog > The Jeff Ward Show > Candidate Kinky Friedman still catching heat for Katrina comments in Houston...

Candidate Kinky Friedman still catching heat for Katrina comments in Houston...

____________________________________________________________

Kinky Friedman criticized for Katrina comments

Associated Press

AUSTIN -- A Houston-area lawmaker said today that she is "vehemently insulted" by independent gubernatorial candidate Kinky Friedman's derogatory comments about Hurricane Katrina evacuees.

Friedman last week attributed a spike in Houston's crime rate to the "crackheads and thugs" who evacuated New Orleans.

"He has demonstrated a total lack of human sensitivity," said state Rep. Senfronia Thompson, D-Houston. "The people of Katrina have lost everything and are suffering not only from the loss of loved ones, but the trauma of the event itself. What has precipitated from this tragedy is behavior that results from a disastrous event."

LINK TO FULL STORY

The Jeff Ward Show

Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon and possible 2016 Republican presidential candidate, says he believes...
Pebble's new Time smartwatch has become the most funded project ever on crowd-funding site Kickstarter, raising...
A state lawmaker from East Texas says God didn't create marijuana by mistake and is pushing to remove all offenses...
Katy Perry has launched an official 'left shark' costume inspired by one of the backing dancers from her Super...
Actress Michelle Rodriguez has apologized after she told a reporter on camera that minorities should "stop...