Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) has a difficult time telling WTNH-TV what she was doing in Italy while her congressional district was hit hard by Hurricane Irene (video below).
Question: Why does this Congresswoman have such a difficult time explaining herself?
Hurricanes and other disasters aren't the "responsibility" of Congressional representatives, but there is something to be said for the elected official who stays put -- rather than jetting off to Europe on vacation -- to be among his/her constituents.
But then, DeLauro -- like so many others in Congress -- isn't really there for her constituents.
(h/t: Taegan Goddard)