Politics

GOP Senator to Obama -- Time to Come to Florida

Sen. George LeMieux, R-FL, says it's time for President Obama to pay a visit to the Sunshine State and work out a plan to mitigate the disaster heading that way as a result of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Exhorting the Administration to come up with "a coherent plan," LeMieux said, "I want to see the President of the United States in Florida, and I want to see him more than just a couple of hours there. I want to see him working through the solutions like Governor Jindal is doing in Louisiana right now, like Governor Crist is doing in Florida, like former Governor (Jeb) Bush did when we had hurricanes in Florida in 2004 and 2005, on the ground managing through the crisis, pushing people for solutions."

LeMieux, an appointee of and former top aide to Crist, said his state needs more oil skimmers and creative solutions. "We want to see this leadership from the top from the Commander in Chief," LeMieux said.

President Obama has traveled twice to Louisiana, ground zero of the oil spill crisis.