New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) on Wednesday blasted the House of Representatives for failing to hold a vote on legislation to provide relief to victims of Hurricane Sandy, while tipping his hat to the state's representation in Washington for continuing to apply pressure to pass the package.
“[The House] reneged on their word. It is a failure," Cuomo said during a meeting with his cabinet. "I heard the speeches late last night on the floor. I think they were correct. You had Democrats and Republicans getting up saying it was a failure, it was a disgrace. It was a dereliction of duty."
Cuomo offered praise of New York's congressional delegation, saying that the Empire State's represenatives on Capitol Hill have shown "unprecedented bipartisanship." The governor specifically singled out Rep. Peter King (R-NY), who Cuomo said has been "forceful" and "articulate" in his fierce criticism of House Republican leadership.