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Carter knocks storm response

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Carter knocks storm response

State Sen. Jason Carter
State Sen. Jason Carter

State Sen. Jason Carter

State Sen. Jason Carter, D-Decatur, criticized the state’s response to the Jan. 28 snowstorm, but stopped short of blaming his opponent in the governor’s race, incumbent Gov. Nathan Deal.

According to WABE, Carter said “A huge part of this story is that Georgians really stepped up to the plate, and then there was the state’s response and everyone agrees that was a failure of those same citizens.”

To read the full WABE article, click here.

Gov. Deal has apologized for the state’s response to the storm, which left thousands of metro Atlantans stranded on major highways for legendary lengths of time. Some people who left work or the office that Tuesday didn’t get home until Wednesday. Some workers slept in offices overnight and students slept in schools. In some cases, people gave up driving and abandoned their cars on the side of the road.

Deal and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed have taken heat for not treating the roads prior to the storm and for not heeding warnings about the storm’s approach. Daily Show Host Jon Stewart chimed in on the state’s bumbling response.

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