Obama visits FEMA ahead of New Jersey trip
October 31st, 2012
10:45 AM ET
10 years ago

Obama visits FEMA ahead of New Jersey trip

(CNN) - President Barack Obama visited the headquarters of the Federal Emergency Management Agency in Washington Wednesday morning ahead of his trip to New Jersey to assess storm damage with the state's governor.

Obama last visited FEMA on Sunday ahead of the storm, which damaged huge swaths of the East Coast.

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    While the President is handling his duties, Willard is campaigning in Florida. What kind of relief do the citizens of the Sunshine State need Willard?

    October 31, 2012 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  2. 2HHEELS2

    It is time to stand behind our President let him handle the situation in NY and NJ, This is why we are a great nation, we have a leader that care about America. Our thank to all of the first responders that do there jobs and make every American proud. This is a time for America to stand together not pull it apart, That would be the Romney factor

    October 31, 2012 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  3. spud

    while the president is doing his job mittens is using this disaster to campaign calling it a relief effort but only in swing states. Forward vote early .

    October 31, 2012 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  4. NativeBornUSA

    Anything for a photo op from the divider spender liar.....

    October 31, 2012 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  5. sonny chapman

    They could use a pep talk instead of the usual slap down.

    October 31, 2012 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  6. Thank you Mr. President

    Thank you President Obama. You always think of US first and lead by example. I only have one vote, but I will vote for you. Thank you again.

    October 31, 2012 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  7. Bessy

    If Romney had his way there would be no FEMA.

    October 31, 2012 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  8. tee27

    This is why the GOP needs to removed from office Steve King: Hurricane Sandy Aid Must Have Strings Attached To Avoid Waste On 'Gucci Bags

    October 31, 2012 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  9. Marty, FL

    Thank God that Pres. Obama is commander in chief keeping FEMA in tact for Americans.

    Romney wants to get rid of FEMA, which is the wrong choice.

    October 31, 2012 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  10. maf

    @ Native . . . your name says it all.

    Anything positive to add to the dialogue?? This past couple of days has been refreshing. Not too much news to further the state of partisan comments here on the boards. Maybe they should look at having a moratorium on ads and campaigning for the 2 weeks heading into the election. Give everyone a chance to reflect on the true issues that affect each and every one of us. Then GO VOTE!!!

    Come on Democrats – unseat incumbent Republicans!!

    October 31, 2012 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  11. Rick McDaniel

    Obama is no friend to ANY Republican governor.

    October 31, 2012 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  12. Willie Floyd

    It is so sad, that while millions of our fellow citizens are suffering due to an act of nature over which they have no control, there are some who continue to make their snide and disgusting remarks,
    We are the UNITED STATES, in this together, show some respect!!!

    OBAMA/BIDEN 2012

    October 31, 2012 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  13. Critical Thinking

    The weather will effect voter turnout in PA, and provide an upset win for Romney and Tom Smith. That will be fine because once that happens, the election is over.

    October 31, 2012 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  14. Credibility

    Rick McDaniel,
    Governor Christie would disagree with you and stated he appreciates President Obama's support and leadership for the disaster relief in his state.

    October 31, 2012 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  15. g

    The Commander-In-Chief has to wear many hats from handling the economy, foreign policy, domestic issues, to national tragedies. And, above all is honest, have intergrity, possess the capability to be caring, compassionate, empathetic, and able to place people above politics.

    Forward Obama/Biden 2012!

    October 31, 2012 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  16. Observer

    As an outsider I can't understand how Mittens thinks its a good idea to throw away a body that allows for a central command post, that can coordinate with all the parties effected by this or any storm or disaster, that works with all the states involved with the tragedy. There isn't an ounce of sense in taking away this important national operation.

    Somebody should really check out what's going on inside the head of Mittens.

    Lucid One

    October 31, 2012 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  17. amf140

    WELL. WELL. WELL. This is the first time in 8 months that the POTUS has finally decided to go to work. And with the election 1 week away. Can this be a coincidence or what?

    October 31, 2012 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  18. Wake up People!

    Thank you President Obama! Also thank you to all first responders and volunteers. Mr. President, I realize many that you are helping will vote against you but remember the words of Jesus as he was nailed to the cross. "Forgive them father for they know not what they do."

    OBAMA 2012!

    October 31, 2012 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  19. Chester

    Well it is good to see that someone is on top of things. Mitt out there in states that did not get hit hard at all, he needs to put his butt and check book in NJ if he wants to help out Thank God for FEMA that they are out there doing their job. And to see that Governor Christie has great things to say means a lot. You know Christie has no problem saying what is on his mind.

    October 31, 2012 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  20. Hannah

    Thank you Mr. President.

    October 31, 2012 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  21. Sniffit

    And if Mittens is elected, he'll visit FEMA bearing "parting gifts."

    October 31, 2012 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  22. Silence DoGood

    If we read about this visit after the election then Obama is doing his job. Reading about it before is campaigning.
    FEMA does not need to stop doing its job to hear Obama tell them to go back to doing their job.

    Vote Green Party – power to the people.

    October 31, 2012 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  23. tsochen

    The President is showing us and future generations how a leader responds to an unprecedented natural disaster, even at the potential cost of his re-election. For people like amf140 to make snide remarks, when his/her last President Bush took factors more weeks off the job than our current President, shows they can't put aside their bias even during times like these. Very sad...

    October 31, 2012 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |