Vt. Gov Shumlin Swipes at Ron Paul, Urges Congress to 'Stop Bickering' and Fund FEMA Aid

Tropical Storm Irene has been called the worst natural disaster to ever hit Vermont. Twelve thousand people remain without power thereand over 250 roads were closed, with six state highway bridges completely destroyed. The federal government has pledged $5 million to Vermont for initial rebuilding. Relief efforts are underway, and progress is already being made for the many towns and highways irreparably damaged by the storm.

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin talked about relief efforts and the status of recovery in the state this morning on The Takeaway.

"I would urge Ron Paul and any critics of FEMA to come to Vermont because they've got their team on the ground" Gov. Shumlin said. "Craig [Fugate] himself was up here earlier in the week. And they have just an A team, that we would be absolutely lost without right now.

Read the transcript here.