Pence said government would ‘see Texas through’, a stark contrast to his and other Republicans’ comments on federal aid during Katrina and Sandy

On Monday, as the damage wrought by tropical storm Harvey became increasingly apparent, the US vice-president, Mike Pence, made a promise to Houston residents.

“What you’re going to see is the national government – and we anticipate the Congress – are going to make the resources available to see Texas through the rescue operation, through the recovery,” Pence told Houston’s KTRH radio station.

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