This morning on “Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien,” Obama Campaign’s Jen Psaki details the President’s role during Sandy and the last push for votes before Election Day.
“The President is out there doing exactly what the American people elected him to do, which is to manage the country in a state of crisis and for this week that’s Hurricane Sandy,” Psaki says. “This is a time where politics take a back seat.”
Soledad asks Psaki if she is concerned if superstorm Sandy could wreak havoc on Election Day.
“We’re monitoring this day by day, hour by hour,” Psaki says. “At this point, we’re not engaging in hypotheticals. We have six days to go here until the election…we have every confidence we can get voters out to the polls.”
Psaki also responds to a comment from fmr. FEMA director Michael Brown, who alleged that President Obama was trying to ‘get ahead’ of Sandy, saying Obama’s behavior is the ‘inverse’ of the response to the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi.
“It’s pretty rich coming from someone who has an abysmal record for management of emergencies,” Psaki says. “We don’t take too much credence from somebody with a record like Mr. Brown.”