Hillary Clinton will not travel to the flood-ravaged state of Louisiana any time soon, despite President Obama's plan to visit the Pelican State on Tuesday.
Clinton said she would eventually go, but not until she is sure having her campaign in the state wouldn't be a disruption to the relief efforts currently underway.
"I am committed to visiting communities affected by these floods, at a time when the presence of a political campaign will not disrupt the response, to discuss how we can and will rebuild together," the Democratic nominee for president said in a statement on Monday.
Her comments come after Republican nominee Donald Trump traveled to Louisiana on Friday to meet with those affected by the flood and hand out food and other relief items. President Obama plans to visit on Tuesday, the White House said.
"This month's floods in Louisiana are a crisis that demand a national response," Clinton added. "We must make sure that all resources are brought to bear in responding to the crisis and helping communities rebuild."
Obama had been criticized for not visiting the state sooner, even as members of his cabinet were overseeing federal relief efforts after the president declared the state a federal emergency and opening it up to aid from Washington.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency said over the weekend that $56 million was approved for the flood-ravaged state in the first week after the flood destroyed more than 40,000 homes and killed over a dozen people.