New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said that House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) would not take his calls Tuesday night after deciding that the House would not vote on the Sandy relief bill.
Christie explained during a news conference Wednesday afternoon that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) called him at 11:20 p.m. Tuesday to tell him authority for the vote had been pulled by the speaker. Christie said he then called Boehner four times but that he would not take his calls.
I was given no explanation. I was called at 11:20 last night by leader cantor and told that authority for the vote was pulled by the speaker. And our delegation asked for a meeting with the speaker at that time, they were refused. I called the speaker four times last night after 11:20, and he did not take my calls.
Christie said he finally spoke with Boehner Wednesday morning.