Atlanta Mayor, Georgia Governor Defend Response to Snowstorm

2 inches shut down ATL


A frustrated Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed struck a defiant tone in television appearances Thursday morning, battling criticism he was ill-prepared for Winter Storm Leon and calling out TV networks for broadcasting images of stranded drivers outside city limits.

Gov. Nathan Deal, also under fire for his response, hit the airwaves on Thursday in a much more tepid interview with FoxNews, whose sympathetic anchor praised him for apologizing for his role in the crisis. Deal replied that the "appropriate thing to do is apologize for the inconvenience."