Source: Meenal Vamburkar / Mediaite
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie made it abundantly clear whom he blames for the delayed vote on the Hurricane Sandy aid bill: House Speaker John Boehner. In a press conference on Wednesday afternoon, Christie tore into Republicans and Boehner for their inability to put politics aside and pass through legislation that would help the many people still dealing with the storm’s aftermath.
“There’s only one group to blame,” Christie said. “The House majority, and their speaker, John Boehner.” The House response last night, he added, was “disappointing and disgusting to watch.”
“Last night, the House majority failed that most basic test of leadership and they did so with callous indifference to the suffering of the people of my state,” the governor continued, emphasizing that this is one issue that should not but caught up in political partisanship. It’s living up to the oath lawmakers took.
Citing his collaboration with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Christie said the bill could not overcome the “toxic internal politics of the House majority” — but “New Jerseyans and New Yorkers are tired of being treated like second-class citizens.”
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