First, it's factually wrong. Second, where are the cries of racism? Reid is attempt to diminish the death and destruction of a tragedy that impacted mostly blacks. Clearly his motive here is racist. Uppity white folks iin the Northeast are more important to Reid than the blacks hit by Katrina in the Gulf Coast region.
As this piece points out, Katrina was much worse than Sandy. So clearly in Reid's mind, Sandy was worst because this time the victim's were largely white people. Okay, that's only about 80% sarcasm on my part. Yes, I'm using the left's own tactics on race against them here. But ask yoruself; what other explanation is there for this idiotic statement.