Democrat Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee awkwardly confused “Sandy Hook” with “Hurricane Sandy” during a Tuesday interview on CNN.
Jackson Lee repeatedly assured the hosts that she had supported funding for Sandy Hook, the deadly school shooting, though she clearly meant that she supported funding for Hurricane Sandy. Both events occurred in 2012, but share literally nothing else in common beside having “Sandy” in their names.
“Let me be clear,” Jackson Lee said before being very unclear. “I voted on many votes for Sandy Hook funding.”
Jackson Lee continued to use “Sandy Hook” without any corrections from hosts Alisyn Camerota and Chris Cuomo.
“I voted on the main legislation for Sandy Hook funding, and so I think it’s important to focus on what was offensively done and here in Houston…we’re going to be on the offensive in introducing a package to make sure that we have the funding for what we need.”