Giuliani slams FEMA failures in New York
Former NYC mayor says storm response 'not efficient'
- Duration 5:42
- Date Nov 6, 2012
Former NYC mayor says storm response 'not efficient'
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Rudy Giuliani is the former mayor of New York City and -- Romney supporter he's with us now mr.
mayor welcome to the program.
That is just a devastated really -- breaks your heart doesn't I mean and of course now -- eight days later it's not as if we're one or two days later.
Can you see the little children's pajamas and -- does bunk beds and you know the condition that their home is in and they've been forced out.
What what this is not on this is not isolated me you can do on the same report Staten Island you can do to breezy point -- -- rockaway.
Who do impartial -- around parts of northern New Jersey.
-- a lot of people been affected.
The book is FEMA thinks they did a good job here there were a lot of trouble that got to use this is an object lesson how to improve themselves that in pre position water correctly.
We don't have access to -- generated -- should be coming in from all over the country.
-- should be able to fly the water in here.
Mean Kennedy airports -- open now for five days you could fly anything -- Kennedy Airport.
And get it to breezy point in my English not happened because I don't think the federal government this -- -- is -- really good residents of you know a government bureaucracy that doesn't operate with the kind of efficiency.
That you wanted to operate with.
-- I know.
Within three or four hours Joseph Alba was she even did a -- the time President Bush is ahead of him he sat right next to me.
And governor Pataki and anytime anything I wanted anything I needed and we sure need a lot of help -- and on -- on around him when the city -- do it on its own right now.
We don't we wanted.
I needed more a relief and recovery people next day from Indiana.
Seven the early -- -- people showed up -- needed some food.
I needed extra generators.
Got him right away you heard President Obama say that he's implemented a fifteen minute rule that everybody and it didn't respond well in fifteen minutes or do those people.
Could talk to those people that you just dog do in regular tour and ask him of his fifteen minutes how many okay does that that was -- -- it appears little bush should be calling more what that what should be happening -- and -- the -- to governors.
Have only a certain amount of resources you only have a certain amount of water -- -- number generators you only have a certain amount of food.
In order for this and we don't need a -- -- we're gonna let New York City do the whole thing right.
But they are seeing now needs help he needs more generators it needs more water he needs more food that's pushing -- -- -- to get it there and get it there officially.
It's the president thinks this is efficient presents living the dream world this is not efficient.
What what the constructive thing -- can happen here it's not as you look at this senior figure out how to -- -- mystery in this how -- -- tradition the -- correctly next time how do we have enough.
Generate is well and the next may be right now well I mean we have another nor'easter facing and that's that's -- not going to be sandy.
But it's gonna hit an area that's really vulnerable.
That's that's also part of the problem in that in in making the recovery last 89 days now you can -- yourself -- -- with another storm got to be a sense of urgency about this.
Can't be as much patience -- delay as apparently there seems to be.
Want to ask you about the politics of all this because.
We seem to have seen as a slight bounce for President Obama in the wake of hurricane sandy and now.
Many pundits are saying that that has disappeared and going into Election Day and I know that he's been criticized for not being more visible on the sandy crisis late in the game as opposed to.
Early on in the game and I want to ask you for your thoughts on that but for her.
After the break that's you know going this Mary thank you.
-- now with former New York City mayor.
We use Rudy Giuliani -- marijuana ask you about that the political criticism of of you know that there was photo -- obviously between the president and the New Jersey governor.
And we haven't seen that much of the president you know.
In in new York New Jersey since then it's been more about the campaign but you know he -- presidency oriented.
No question about that he is running for reelection.
It's appropriate to a natural that he would have to pay attention of that here here's what I criticize -- for he didn't leave behind a -- that's doing the job.
You know as a mayor you have people you delegate of people.
And then their performances -- you're going to be judged by their performance.
And their performance has been abysmal.
And the president.
Has to at least -- to kick him in the backside to get him to.
How about getting -- what may be at -- took a look at people that have Warner guess what it takes to have war he get an airplane you fill up with water you -- to Kennedy Airport.
And then you're in ten minutes from breezy point here half hour from Staten -- -- thirty minutes from Nassau County.
I -- somebody's gotta be on the ball here and I think the president got his praise.
Put as commander in chief jacket on and now you know.
They say he checks in but there are no results coming from his check in and do you think that the initial bounce he got from the first couple days after sandy has dissipated and and do you think it's -- more than dissipate.
Are over done more than -- -- -- I think it has a new I think the way that ultimately helps him is maybe a slowdown Mitt Romney's momentum.
Which I think Mitt started to get back on Saturday and Sunday.
At least and I've -- out the field for states in the last four days and I have.
-- a real sense that the momentum is on on -- -- most of the most enthusiasm you felt was in the state of Pennsylvania is that -- I regret not -- I was in Pennsylvania all day yesterday.
Ending up in the right near Philadelphia.
The crowds were enormous these people were given new life these -- campaign workers.
Who would -- been told they were irrelevant right at Pennsylvania didn't count like New York doesn't count or taxes or whatever all of a sudden -- ten days.
And this effort in Pennsylvania by the Romney campaign.
Didn't happen this has been planned for for about the last 789 days they've put a lot of money into media there so this was like -- like a little bit of a sneak attack as -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- One of our favorite charities as you know is tunnel to towers dot org tunnel to towers dot org may help these wounded veterans and they are helping the folks in New York every dollar -- -- every dollar goes to people.
The administrative -- -- taking care simplest every dollar.
Goes to help people -- -- thank you wish -- could measure that.