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“But you know, as I said, I really think that government’s function in this instance is to do the right thing for people who, as an act of God, have lost everything,” she said.
If her colleagues in the GOP insist on offsets, Emerson said she hopes it is done quickly.
“It’s a tragic situation. I mean, quibbling over how we’re going to offset it, and you look at the devastation and tragedy these people are facing? They just want help right now,” she said.
Jessica Brady contributed to this report.