Dear Julia and Northeast Cobb Neighbors,
I'm a Georgia native with family in Ringgold. I live in Northeast Cobb. The tornado system last weekend that killed over 340 people and property insurance companies are estimating the total property damage in the range of $2 billion to $5 billion, affected my family.
I'd expect nothing less than compassion, empathy and help from state officials for my family's devastation.
But that's not what I received from neighbor and Georgia State Rep. Bobby Franklin (R-Marietta). I read this Georgia Politico article during the week: Georgia Republican Compares Tornado Victims to Idolaters Praying to FEMA and was outraged that Franklin has shown no compassion or decency for the people of Georgia - families and taxpayers.
The magnitude of the storm has devastated the resources of local communities. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides a vital service in times like these, just like The American Red Cross.
My family is offended by Franklin’s remarks. And as a Christian and Republican, I am mortified that he represents Marietta in the state government. He is a monster - an embarrassment.
President Obama, who I do not particularly like either, has flown to tornado-devastated areas. He's been consoling victims and helping organize resources.
What is our dear State Representative doing to help tornado victims? Nothing.
Please, won't someone in our community step forward and replace this worthless jerk in the next election?