Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA) says that President Bush's policy toward Katrina victims represents a policy of "ethnic cleansing by inaction."

And, what I believe is, at this point youre not talking about [inaudible], but what youre talking about is, I think, a [inaudible], what youre talking about is when you simply, in a calculated way, refuse to do anything for well over a year ... [inaudible] ... and [stuttering] I, I, the policy I think here is ethnic cleansing by inaction.

Its not ethnic cleansing in the sense that theyre killing people or [driving] people out, but what we need to recognize here is that, theyre in this happy position for them, where the federal government does nothing, as they become richer and richer, because well not only black people needed housing assistance,..."

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Related: Michelle Malkin finds that Frank stands by his claim.