06/06/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Vitter's FEMA Block Just "Political Posturing": Gibbs

With the start of hurricane season just around the corner, the White House did not mince words Wednesday in blasting Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) for placing a hold on President Obama's nomination to head the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said that Vitter's hold on Craig Fugate, who held the same position in Florida, amounts to "political posturing" at a time when Vitter's state and the entire Gulf Coast region need a FEMA director in place.

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