MHP: Katrina's Political Ramifications

It's been seven years since the storm, and Melissa Harris-Perry discusses the partisan legacy.


This week marks the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, and MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry, a New Orleans resident, digs into the political fallout from the 2005 storm. In President George Bush's incumbent election battle against Democratic Sen. John Kerry in 2004, the head of state won 11 percent of the black vote, but after his handling of Katrina's aftermath, his approval rating among African Americans fell to 2 percent. Harris-Perry and her guests crunch the approval numbers of Bush then and Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney now among African Americans.

Watch Melissa Harris-Perry and her guests discuss Hurricane Katrina's political ramifications, which still linger today:

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