Sen. Al Franken Statement
“First and foremost, my thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of the three people killed in Thursday’s tornadoes that hit communities across Minnesota. My office will assist those families in any way it can.
“My thoughts are also with the many other residents and communities whose property and homes were uprooted by these storms. In response, I have sent staff to work with local and state officials on the ground in these communities to not only assess the extent of the damage, but also to begin the recovery and rebuilding process.
“As soon as we learn the extent of the damage caused by these tornadoes, I stand ready to work with local, state, and federal officials to bring assistance to those hurt by the tornadoes.”
Sen. Amy Klobuchar Statement
“I join all Minnesotans in extending my sympathies and prayers to all who were affected by the deadly storms Thursday night. These storms have resulted in the tragic loss of life, as well as widespread damage to towns and farms across Minnesota. But they will not take away our spirit of community, and I will work with local officials to ensure they have the full assistance they need to recover and return stronger than ever.”
What - Did you think that they were going to say "Nope - you're on youre own" ... of COURSE they are going to pledge to help.
Besides -- there's an election coming up.
Now this isn't to say that they don't feel bad for these people .... but I'm just saying ....